The Ghost of Economic Hardships
"Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough."
"Come, then," returned the nephew gaily. "What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You're rich enough."
This story so far seems like a giant ghost for readers of the time to remind them of the big gaps in class levels. Neither Scrooge or his nephew can understand each other because of the differences in their economic levels. Scrooge is insensitive to his nephew and easily can be transformed into a charitable person. This novel seems like a metaphor for readers of the time who were unaware of other's hardships. So far it seems like a billboard that reads "HEY PEOPLE OF THE 1800'S, SOME PEOPLE ARE POOR.... DO SOMETHING!"