On pages 65-71, how does Bob Cratchit feel about his family?
I am not sure I can match you page for page, because I don't know what version of the book you are using, but I am guessing that you are referring to the part of the book where Scrooge (accompanied by the ghost) peek on on Cratchit's house.
Bob Cratchit, from what we can see, possesses a great love for all the members of his family. Here is some evidence of such:
- He lends his son one of his nice shirts to wear for the holiday, "Bob's private property, conferred upon his son and heir in honour of the day"
- He is affectionate: "Bob had hugged his daughter to his heart's content."
- He feels a great compassion for his crippled son, as evidenced as he speaks of him: "Bob's voice was tremulous when he told them this,"
- Bob is flattering toward his wife, as in saying (about the meager bird they had cooked for the holiday) "Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a goose cooked"
- Nowhere more firmly rooted is Cratchit's love of his family than in the blessing he gives them: "A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us."
So, as you can see, Bob is a family guy. Lucky he's a man who, positively can do, all the things that make his family laugh and cry (with joy.) Yes, he's a family guy.