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Who killed Jacob Marley?

Who killed Jacob Marley?

Ebenezer Scrooge

Did Jacob Marley die on Christmas?

A ‘good man of business’, at the time of the story’s setting on Christmas Eve he has been dead for seven years that night and Marley’s ghost visits Scrooge at the beginning of the story to warn him that he will be visited by three other Spirits who will offer him a chance of redemption.

Why is Marley fettered?

Hover for more information. When Scrooge first sees the ghost, he notices that it is “fettered” or chained. The chain was tied around the ghost’s waist. What he means by this is that every link in the chain has been made by some act of selfishness or inhumanity to mankind.

Is Humbug a bad word?

A humbug is a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest. The term was first described in 1751 as student slang, and recorded in 1840 as a “nautical phrase”. It is now also often used as an exclamation to describe something as hypocritical nonsense or gibberish.

What does I wear the chains I forged in life mean?

“I wear the chain I forged in life” Marley’s chains are a symbol of greed. Scrooge is making his chain with his evil, covetous ways. He is going to hell! To a poor one most” Three Scrooge must learn to change his ways: he must give to charity and look after the poor (like the Cratchit family).

What humbug means?

willfully false, deceptive

What does Jacob Marley represent?

Jacob Marley was Scrooge’s business partner, and the narrator goes to some lengths to make us accept he is dead. His Ghost appears to Scrooge on Christmas Eve with a warning for Scrooge about the need to change his focus in life from money to ‘mankind’.

What message does Marley’s ghost have for Scrooge?

According to Jacob, his visit to Scrooge has a key purpose: “I am here to-night to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate.” In other words, Marley hopes that he can prevent Scrooge from having to endure the same fate in the afterlife. For Marley, life after death has been very hard.

How does Scrooge try to keep himself calm when he talks with Marley’s ghost?

How does Scrooge try to keep himself calm when he talks with Marley’s ghost? Scrooge says Humbug whenever he is in a very bad mood.