Little Fan is the minor character of the text. He is the younger sister of Scrooge. His is the mother of Fred, Scrooge's nephew. "It seemed that the easiest breath of the breeze could destroy her. But she had a big heart."
The fan is deceased at the time of the story, but in the vision of the Ghost of Christmas Past, she comes to visit Scrooge in the deserted schoolroom when he is a boy and brings him the happy news that she is taking him home. She is a symbol of the loving kindness of Christmas time and her relationship to Scrooge hasn’t always been a miser.
Fan in the Essays