Three Ghosts

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  • Three Ghosts
    • Future
      • Mysterious presence
      • Hooded figure with a long, floor length cape.
      • Frightening
        • "Scrooge feared the silent shape so much that his legs trembled beneath him"
      • Mysterious
        • "it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery"
      • Resolute
        • "the spirit did not stay for anything "
    • Past
      • Forceful
        • "But the relentless Ghost pinioned him in both his arms, and forced him to observe
      • Questioning
        • "Is that so much that he deserves this praise"
      • Mysterious
        • "It was a strange figure"
      • looks
        • 'It was a strange figure-like a child yet not so like a child as like an old man
        • 'Purest white tunic'
        • 'It's hair, was white as if with age; and yet the face had not a wrinkle
        • 'From the crown of its head sprung a bright clear jet of light' - a light of truth, memories
        • The sprit carried 'an extinguisher cap' - possibly to stop memories which do not want to be relieved
    • Present
      • severe
        • "Slander those who tell it ye!"
      • jolly
        • "there sat a jolly Giant, glorious to see
      • Friendly
        • "Come in! and know me better, man
      • He wears a Scabbard-but no sword, showing peace to all men... both good and bad
      • He wore 'one simple Green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur
    • Dickens uses the appearances of the ghosts to reinforce the structure of the novel. Each ghost has its own chapter, which focuses on either Scrooge's past, present or future

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