"Would you so soon put out, with worldy hands, the light I give?"(Dickens2).
The spirit came to help scrooge and share with him, the light and joy she contained. Before Scrooge was visited by the spirits, he contained close to no amount of light. This was because, he dimmed out his light by worldly items including money, gold,and possessions. Many others who lived in 19th century England valued riches above kindness, compassion, and joy. This created a dark atmosphere in England.