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What is the climax of the story, A Christmas Carol?

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khandhk | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM via web

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What is the climax of the story, A Christmas Carol?

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lolguys | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:59 PM (Answer #1)

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This NOT written by me, all credits goes to Alexandra .J from cha cha.com

The climax of the story occurs when Scrooge wakes up and discovers he has a chance to start over again. He goes to his window and asks a passing boy if it's still Christmas. The moral of the story is about generosity and love for all your fellow man. ChaCha!

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playsthething | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted September 24, 2011 at 8:14 AM (Answer #2)

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The climax of A Christmas Carol comes at the moment that Scrooge sees his own gravestone.  Everything the three Spirits have shown him (the rising action) have led to this moment: the stark realization of the lack of value in his own life.  From this point on, the rest of the story is all falling action showing the turn his life takes from that moment of realization.

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