In the beginning, Scrooge is bunched over, short in stature. This shows he is controlled by his id (desires). He cannot even stand to have his name hidden on his business sign. His desire lies in money and consumes him to the point of not allowing his employee coal to stay warm nor “give [any] money to the poor”. His selfish desires make him short.
After Christmas, he stand upright and tall. He now is feeling with his whole self instead of just his id. He even take toys to his employee and his family.
The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past (Eddie Carroll), is small because we think about past Christmases the least. Every year, we are focused on the present or what to ask for next year. We rarely think about how wonderful and magical past Christmases are until we are lonely or some tradition changes. Proof of this lies in Scrooge forgetting his love for a potential wife and a wonderful boss.
The Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ryan) is huge because that is what we think about most at Christmas time. We think about what is happening in our present. However, the ghost draw attention to other people’s “present” by showing Bob Cratchit’s (Wayne Allwine) Christmas. While my Christmas may be bountiful, other’s might be scares but happy.
So in the end, the size of a person can reveal a lot about their personality and intentions. Size really does matter (ha!).
On a side note, I would like to dedicate this post to a lost friend. John C. Muir III was a wonderful man. He passed away recently and will be eternally remembered. Missing you this Christmas season, you will be remembered always. Rest in peace.
Five film interpretations if Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.
All adaptations of this iconic story in photos!
Again, Merry Christmas!!!! Have a wonderful holiday!