Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It gets tense.
If the Ghost of Christmas Subjunctive were there it would change the mood.
The Iliad, Macbeth, Moby Dick, Les Miserables, The Great Gatsby, The Old Man and the Sea–the classic high school English reading list is a parade of guys who aren’t as successful as they feel entitled to be. So, this goes out to the high school English teachers out there: are you guys okay? Do you want to talk or anything?