The Ghost of Christmas Past is showing Scrooge his childhood, school days, his days as an apprentice, and in this scene that I created, he is showing Scrooge Belle, the woman that leaves Scrooge because of his selfishness and greed for money.
Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Present is showing Scrooge the two starved children, Ignorance and Want, that live under his robe.
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Scrooge desperately begs and pleads the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come to give him a chance to redeem himself and let him change his ways.
When the spirit is finished showing Scrooge his past, the author states that Scrooge "sheds tears of regret before the phantom returns him to his bed." Scrooge sheds tears of regret because the spirit shows Scrooge his past so that Scrooge can see how happy he once was, and that despite all of this sadness and heartbreak, there is no reason for him to be such the miserable, grumpy old man that he is regretting becoming now.
The Ghost of Christmas Present is showing Scrooge the present, or what's going to happen if he doesn't change his ways. The Ghost takes him around London, showing him what's going to happen. For instance, the author states, "The specter then zips Scrooge to his nephew's [Christmas party]." Then the spirit shows Scrooge two starving children that live beneath his coat. The reason the spirit showed Scrooge around London and took him to his nephew's party, was so the spirit could try to warm Scrooge's cold heart. To make him see what he was missing out on. Then the ghost showed Scrooge Ignorance and Want because that was Scrooge's ignorance and want. The ghost warmed his heart, and made him change. He was no longer ignorant or greedy.
The spirit shows Scrooge what is going to happen to him if he doesn't change. Scrooge doesn't want his life to end yet, so he pleads the spirit to give him a chance to change. The text states, "[Scrooge] looks at the headstone and is shocked to read his own name. He desperately implores the spirit to alter his fate, promising to renounce his insensitive, avaricious ways and to honor Christmas with all his heart." This spirit is the one that had the most impact on Scrooge. The spirit finally made Scrooge see that his ways needed to change. Scrooge is now full of Christmas spirit, and is now a very kind guy with a warm heart.