From the prison to the poor-house, Scrooge discovers what life requires of us who have been given so much. He also learns what life exacts from others when we hoard our resources and live from a place of scarcity rather than abundance.
The opening scene of Stave Three introduces us to the Ghost of Christmas Present. Dickens invites the reader to imagine a lavish feast at a King’s table. A table overflowing with bounty and abundance.
Upon entering the room, Scrooge …
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