Who or what is he? I"m looking for an out-of-universe explanation concerning who or what this character is.

You are watching: Who is the hobo on polar express



There are a few theories, probably every one of them true.

The Hobo is a literal meaning ghost

In the DVD extras, there"s second song which functions a backstory around the "king that the train" being eliminated in a tunnel and haunting the train

The Hobo is the "Ghost of Xmas Past"

There are much more Dickens recommendations in this film than you deserve to shake a stick at. With the young young representing the disbelieving Scrooge, the "Three Ghosts" come to be the Hobo (Past) the Conductor (Present) and Santa (Future). Note the Ebeneezer Scrooge cameo around halfway through the film.


Religious overtones

There"s a fair dispute to be made the the Hobo to represent the "Holy Ghost" the the classic Christian trinity with Santa as "the Father" and the Conductor as the "the Son".


Highly active question. Knife 10 reputation (not count the combination bonus) in order to answer this question. The reputation need helps defend this question from spam and non-answer activity.

Not the price you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged character-identification polar-express or questioning your very own question.

who is the shirtless man gaining thrown out of a woman officer's soldier in Star Trek past (2016) and is it Kirk?

site design / logo design © 2021 ridge Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. Rev2021.11.4.40650

See more: What Does It Mean When A Bird Flies Into A Window S? 5 Spiritual Meaning

Science Fiction & Fantasy ridge Exchange works best with JavaScript permitted

her privacy

By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree ridge Exchange can store cookie on your maker and disclose info in accordance with our Cookie Policy.