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A Christmas Carol

In short, a student can analyze Charles Dickens’ writing by plucking out representative examples from the text and explaining the writing style using those examples. Often, an instructor will have...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 9:54 am UTC

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A Christmas Carol

I think that one of the social aims that Dickens sought to present in A Christmas Carolwas the idea that there can be an aspect of being in the world that is not solely driven by economic and...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2013 1:12 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

At the beginning of the classic novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge is the sole proprietor of a counting-house, which today would be like a bookkeeper’s or an accountant’s office....

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 6:42 am UTC

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A Christmas Carol

In your answer to this consider the ways in which Dickens sets out to centralise the family unit in relation to happiness and contentment - and the lack of it which highlights the errors in...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2012 1:37 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol was published on December 19 1843, just months after the release of an important government report into child labour. This report was compiled by Dr Samuel Scriven, at the request...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2016 9:24 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

First of all, Scrooge makes a young boy's day by giving him a princely sum for fetching him the largest turkey in the butcher's shop window. He tells the lad that he will give him a shilling if he...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2019 10:53 am UTC

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A Christmas Carol

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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A Christmas Carol

"A Christmas Carol" is a commentary on industrialization and greed. Although the book takes place in nineteenth century England, and is a commentary on Victorian society, Dickens was also...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 12:12 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

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 term "stave" ("staff" in American English) refers to the set of five lines separated by four spaces within musical notation. Every line represents a different pitch in the music. Dickens likely...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 8:18 pm UTC

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A Christmas Carol

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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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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I'm not sure if you're referring to Scrooge's concurrently reading and working at the same time in his past, in which case he's an apprentice at Fezziwig's. In a much earlier Christmas depiction,...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2008 9:04 am UTC

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No single ghost has a "best" effect on Scrooge. In fact, the messages of all of the spirits, including Marley's ghost, are essential in helping Scrooge become a better person. Looking at what...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 11:49 pm UTC

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