Ghost Of Christmas Past from “A Christmas Carol” Cartoon Character Sketch

Ghost Of Christmas Past from “A Christmas Carol" Cartoon Character Sketch

Dickens’ description of the Ghost of Christmas Past sounded very visionary, ethereal and shape-shifting to me, so I thought I’d riff on the original description rather than the traditional interpretations:

“According to Dickens’ novel, the Ghost of Christmas Past appears to Scrooge as a white-robed, androgynous figure of indeterminate age. It has on its head a blazing light, reminiscent of a candle flame, and carries a metal cap, made in the shape of a candle extinguisher. While the ghost is often portrayed as a woman in dramatic adaptations of the story, Dickens describes the Ghost of Christmas Past only as “it”, and gives a curious description of it “being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away.”

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