“The hair was curiously stirred, as if by breath or hot air.” (Dickens 14) The ghosts in Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol were portrayed creatively and the director of one of the many film interpretations recreated the ghosts almost exactly like Dickens. Three of the ghosts in the film seemed to the most tantamount to the ghosts interpreted in the movies. They were: the ghost
of Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas
past, and the ghost of Christmases yet to come.
David Jones has an accurate depiction of Jacob Marley, the first ghost that is shown in the movie as well as the book. Marley was a very remorseful and compunctious in the novel because his actions in life made him chained down in death. Jones characterizes Jacob Marley as