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A Christmas Carol

When Martha, the eldest Cratchit child, arrives at home for Christmas dinner, she is late because, as she says, she had a "deal of work to finish up last night [...] and had to clear away this...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 10:57 pm UTC

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Stave 4 of The Christmas Carol describes Scrooge's encounter with The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come, including an observation of the Cratchit family shortly after Tiny Tim has died. Mrs. Cratchit...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011 10:56 pm UTC

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Belle’s discussion of Scrooge’s love for money serves to explain how he ended up lonely and miserly. In some ways, we have more sympathy for Scrooge as a result of learning that his fiancé dumped...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 7:30 pm UTC

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It's hard to precisely place "Christmas" as a theme. A theme in a work is typically understood as a far more abstract but commonly understood idea that transcends cultural barriers. Christmas is a...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 8:59 pm UTC

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In the wee small hours of Christmas Day, Scrooge is lying in bed, shivering, terrified at the imminent arrival of the next ghost. Only it doesn't come. At least not yet. The clock strikes one and...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 12:41 pm UTC

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Additionally, one must consider the historical context in which Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, during the Industrial Revolution, a time of rapid economic and social change in Britain. London was...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 2:02 am UTC

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In the first visit to his past, Scrooge begins seeing the benefits of kindness. He sees how his old boss puts work away and makes everyone enjoy the time together with festivities. He sees that...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2008 8:48 am UTC

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Charles Dickens was deeply affected by his father's poverty and bad luck. He had an unhappy childhood that haunted him for the rest of his days. He was forever in pursuit of the perfect family,...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2011 5:52 pm UTC

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Scrooge is delighted that he has a second chance. He immediately decides to change his miserly ways. He gets a huge turkey, dresses in his best clothes, and leaves his house. He goes to his...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2008 4:32 am UTC

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In Stave Two, the Ghost of Christmas Past transports Scrooge to the countryside landscape of his youth, where children rejoice, laugh, and play during the Christmas holiday. The Spirit then leads...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 5:19 pm UTC

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On the whole, one would have to say that Mrs. Cratchit is indeed a happy person, despite the many problems that she has to endure on a daily basis. Things could always be better, of course—she...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 11:14 am UTC

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In A Christmas Carol, author Charles Dickens writes about miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge, who says, "Bah humbug," whenever Christmas is mentioned. To save Scrooge's miserable life, his deceased...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2015 7:02 pm UTC

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Scrooge's character is shaped by the conditioning he experienced as a young child, as our characters as humans always are. Charles Dickens, in the short novella 'A Christmas Carol' was an expert...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2010 4:09 pm UTC

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The Ghost of Christmas Past looks both old and young at the same time. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge’s friend Jacob Marley visits him. Normally, that would not be a big deal. However, Jacob died...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

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In Charles Dickens's little novel, he refers to what most of us would call chapters as staves. The title of the novel refers to a carol, or a Christmas song, and so we might think of a stave...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 11:11 am UTC

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There are a couple of film techniques this film uses that are particularly effective in making the viewer a part of Scrooge's search for identity. The first one takes place in the Ghost of...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 6:43 am UTC

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The first ghost looks both old and young at the same time. Fitting the changing nature of the past, where memories are murky, the Ghost of Christmas Past has an interesting look. It is described...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2015 2:13 am UTC

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The question of whether or not A Christmas Carol is based on a true story is answered by the presence of the ghost of Scrooge's former business partner, Marley, as well as Ghost of Christmas Past,...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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I think that a case can be made for ignorance being one of the major themes of the work. Scrooge only comes to his revelation after his spiritual visit. Once this is made clear to him, Scrooge...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2012 1:57 am UTC

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This part of A Christmas Carol refers to stave 2, when the Ghost of Christmas Past comes to visit Scrooge to show him stamps of the life he used to live. We discover a lot of interesting things...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2015 10:59 pm UTC

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Certainly Bob Cratchit is incredibly mistreated by his employer, Ebenezer Scrooge, and he does manage to retain his basic human dignity. His holidays still have meaning, he provides for his family...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2016 5:20 pm UTC

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Scrooge cannot bring himself to lift the veil from the man who died because he fears that the dead man is in fact future Scrooge, whom the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is presenting to him....

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019 11:55 pm UTC

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In Charles Dickens' work A Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family represent people and the rejection of responsibility for them which Scrooge demonstrates. Charles Dickens felt that we...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 8:55 pm UTC

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Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been analyzed in a variety of ways through the years, and there are many movie versions. However, the character of Tiny Tim is easy to see as representative of...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 11:19 pm UTC

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In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Bob Cratchit works for Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge makes Bob work long hours but pays him little. The Cratchits therefore, are very poor. They often do not...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 8:13 pm UTC

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Benthemite philosophies and Malthusian economics are addressed through a conversation Scrooge has with the poor unsuspecting person who accosts him towards the beginning of the novel to ask him for...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 6:28 am UTC

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One of the themes of the story that goes along with redemption and kindness and the like, is that of inequality. There is a massive difference in the resources Scrooge has and those of his...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2015 2:19 am UTC

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Change is an extremely huge theme in A Christmas Carol, as it was during the Victorian era. So much was changing during this time, as we see with regards to the Carol. First, the change in Scrooge...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2012 10:33 am UTC

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I'm not completely sure why this question asks about two spirits. This wonderful story technically has three spirits that visit Scrooge. If you count Jacob Marley as a spirit, then the story has...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 4:22 pm UTC

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As with any Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol is laden with symbols. The first is in the novel's title; the idea of a carol is, of course, symbolic of Christmas and the good news of hope, joy and...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2015 9:33 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a cold, selfish miser to a person involved in his community. Scrooge is a bachelor who has no real...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2015 10:42 pm UTC

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Scrooge is introduced in the beginning as a mean, stingy old man. He does not give to others and is only concerned with his own money and affairs, not the affairs of others. He is visited by a...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2008 5:46 am UTC

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Scrooge and Bob Cratchit can be seen as similar. Both work in the "real world." Both are in the professional setting and both represent how individual jobs and responsibilities in the modern...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

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Here is the quote that describes the strangest quality of the First Ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past: "For as its belt sparkled and glittered now in one part and now in another, and what was...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2007 5:51 am UTC

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Irony means the opposite of what we expect to happen in reality; therefore, there is nothing ironic about the room with the fireplace and the woman and her child. It is what you expect from a...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2010 6:52 am UTC

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In stave 2, "The First of Three Spirits," of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, the Ghost of Christmas Past suddenly reveals itself to Ebenezer Scrooge, and it appears...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 1:54 am UTC

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This is a good question, but it will be hard to advise you until I know your thesis. In other words, your conclusion must be in alignment with your thesis. So, if you thesis is on a particular...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011 4:57 am UTC

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At the very beginning of the story Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish and greedy man who cares for only his money. He has no friends and he pushes away the only family he has left, his nephew, Fred. He...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2016 7:57 pm UTC

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The Ghost of Christmas Present is referring to the approximately 1800 Christmases that have come and gone since the birth of Christ, leading up to the point where Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol"...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2009 9:15 am UTC

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When it comes to a thorough description of life in the Victorian era, the "Victorian Web" beats all. It provides a close look at the class structure and factory conditions, which resulted...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2007 8:30 pm UTC

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The old saying, "Seeing is believing" is the start. Four ghosts visit him...Marley, Scrooge's old business partner, is the first. When Scrooge sees how Marley's ghost is weighed down by...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2009 1:53 am UTC

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The irony of your question is that the statement not only involves capitalization and punctuation errors but also is completely false. An accurate correction of both form and content would be as...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 9:59 am UTC

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Certainly! To start, I'm going to assume that part of your question is a typo, and that the characters for whom you are meant to write an interview are Marley, Want, and Ignorance rather than...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 11:00 am UTC

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In Stave III of A Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Ebenezer Scrooge how his selfishness and meanness affect the people around him. The Ghost takes Scrooge to see his clerk, Bob...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015 10:05 pm UTC

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Charles Dickens was a member of the Unitarian Universalist church, having converted from the traditional Anglican church when he was in his 30s. In the nineteenth century, the Unitarian...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 1:59 am UTC

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From the chapter entitled Marely's Ghost: "They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooges's office. They had books and papers in their hands,...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2009 10:10 am UTC

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The three ghosts appear in Ebenezer Scrooge's dreams, each revealing parts of Scrooge's past and character. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back in time. He reveals glimpses of Scrooge's...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 4:51 pm UTC

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We learn from all the spirits that Scrooge, for all his enormous wealth, has led a very unhappy life. Thanks to Jacob Marley we know that young Ebenezer had the reputation of a hot-shot...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 10:49 am UTC

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The ghost is "Stave I" is Marley, Scrooge's former business partner, and Marley performs many acts to get Scrooge's attention: First, he manifests his face where the door knocker should be and...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2011 10:26 am UTC

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When the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge on his tour, his stops include the Cratchits' house, his nephew's party, and even a boat in the ocean. However, Scrooge's own house is not on the...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2015 1:11 am UTC

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