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The Dark Side In Charles Dickens well-known novel A Christmas Carol the second ghost that appears the Ghost of the present introduced two very significant characters The boy who represented ignorance and the girl who represented want were related to Scrooge as a person to the novel as a whole and to the real world Are there no prisons said the Spirit turning in him for the last time with his own words Are there no workhouses These were the final words which the Spirit said to Scrooge before the clock struck twelve and disappeared into thin air He was solely repeating what Scrooge had once said when referring to the people in the lower class The boy is related to Scrooge because Scrooge was very ignorant He did not understand or try to understand the conditions of the lower classes He treated everyone badly and did not care about anyone or anything besides money which leads to show how Scrooge relates to the girl who represented want Scrooge was a taker not a giver He never offered charities neither money nor service He treated his employees unfairly and did not pay them descent wages He wanted all the money for himself Which was pointless anyway because he was so greedy that he did not even spend it He did not live in a big fancy home with expensive furniture Instead he lived in the same old house in which his business partner Marly had died in seven years before Scrooge was a grouchy ignorant selfish old man who finally came to realization with the help of the visits from the Ghosts If he did not change his ways then he would end up being with the boy and girl That was what he always dreaded to be one of them to be surrounded by darkness of the lower class Furthermore the boy and girl play a significant
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