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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Charles Dickens's novella A Christmas Carol.
|Ebenezer Scrooge||Ebenezer Scrooge is the coldhearted miser who hates Christmas until he is visited by three ghosts who change his outlook. Read More|
|Bob Cratchit||Bob Cratchit is Scrooge's poor but hardworking office clerk. Read More|
|Ghost of Christmas Past||The Ghost of Christmas Past forces Scrooge to confront his past to understand how he became stingy. Read More|
|Ghost of Christmas Present||The Ghost of Christmas Present opens Scrooge's eyes to the suffering of poor people in his community. Read More|
|Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come||The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come helps Scrooge realize how pointless his way of life is. Read More|
|Jacob Marley||Jacob Marley is Scrooge's old business partner, seven years dead, who visits Scrooge and warns of his fate. Read More|
|Tiny Tim||Tiny Tim is the disabled son of Bob Cratchit. Read More|
|Ali Baba||Ali Baba is the imaginary friend, drawn from the character in Arabian Nights, who kept Scrooge company during his childhood.|
|Belle||Belle is the dowerless girl Scrooge had been engaged to before falling in love with his money.|
|Belinda Cratchit||Belinda is one of the Cratchits' warmhearted, optimistic children.|
|Caroline||Caroline and her husband are the debtors who rejoice at the news of Scrooge's death because it offers the opportunity for a more understanding creditor.|
|Fan||Fan is Scrooge's warmhearted younger sister who, when he was younger, escorted him home from boarding school for Christmas.|
|Fezziwig||Fezziwig is Scrooge's first employer, who treats his employees kindly and generously.|
|Mrs. Fezziwig||Mrs. Fezziwig is the wife of Mr. Fezziwig; she is a welcoming hostess.|
|Fred||Fred is Scrooge's only living family member—a jolly and persistent nephew.|
|Ignorance||Ignorance is the wretched, filthy boy hiding under the cloak of the Ghost of Christmas Present.|
|Old Joe||Old Joe is the pawnbroker who pays thieves for the bits they've stolen from Scrooge's home after his death.|
|Martha Cratchit||Martha is Bob's eldest daughter who leaves work to visit home for Christmas.|
|Mrs. Cratchit||Mrs. Cratchit is Bob's resourceful wife.|
|Mrs. Dilber||Mrs. Dilber is the laundress who steals some of Scrooge's possessions after his death.|
|Peter Cratchit||Peter Cratchit is Bob Cratchit's eldest son, whom the family hopes will find a better job placement after Tiny Tim's death.|
|Want||Want is a desperate, starving urchin girl who lives under the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Present.|