On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Marley, his former business partner. Marley's selfishness condemned him to misery in the afterlife, and he warns that Scrooge faces a similar fate. Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. They force Scrooge to examine his life, reminding him of those he once loved and opening his eyes to the suffering caused by his lack of sympathy. Scrooge emerges from this experience a transformed man, committed to living with generosity and love.