"saw in the knocker...but Marley's face. Marley's face."
"who and what are you?"
"I am the ghost of Christmas Past."
"No No...Oh no kind spirit!"
"What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it and decrease the surplus population"
Dickens indirectly characterized Scrooge when he saw Marley's face in the knocker, by showing the readers that even though Scrooge comes off as mean and strong, he still got a little scared when he saw Marley's face on his knocker at his front door.
"A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still."
The Power of Imagination. Since Scrooge did not want to believe that there was a ghost sitting right next to him, the power of his imagination convinced him it was real.
"May you be happy in the life you have chosen! She left him, and they parted"
Spirit...show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to tortore me"
Dickens indirectly characterized Scrooge by being regretful because the Ghost of Christmas Present was talking to Scrooge with past words that Scrooge has said to make him realize that he needs to regret what he has done, and he needs to fix it.
"If quite convenient, sir"
"A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December"
When the Ghost of Christmas past was showing Scrooge past memories, one of the boys was left alone at school, with no friends and everyone but Scrooge knew that the little boy was Scrooge as a child. Little boy scrooge was alone, which Dickens made an internal conflict.
Dickens is showing the readers that everyone around Scrooge could tell he was becoming mean and greedy. So he had Scrooge's girlfriend break up with him, to show Scrooge that if he wanst to act this way then he can be happy without her because she knew she deserved better
This showed how Scrooge was greedy and selfish. Scrooge tells Bob Carchit that he can not have Christmas day off. Later on in the staves, Scrooge soon starts to regret what he told Bob.