Scrooge changing his mind about being with people and family.
Generational pleasure of Christmas.
Ghost echoing Scrooge’s words to him.
What is human nature? Is it to please? Or is it to do genuine good?
symbol of abundance and nourishment
Childish old man.
His best and only friend died on Christmas 7 years ago, that might be why he doesn’t like Christmas, and people don’t seem to factor that in.
Could be a euphemism for his heart and feeling. The clerk may represent beurocracy and the coldness of the justice system.
Like the literary references above — Hamlet’s father and St Paul, Marley is remembered, a recurring character, a motif of some sort. Notice how it’s Hamlet’s father! Suggests the tragedy that befalls on Scrooge. Notice St Paul who turned good and is no longer Saul, suggests Scrooge’s development in character.