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A Christmas Carol 5

  • Date Submitted: 12/07/2010 03:12 AM
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`How does Scrooge transform through his meeting with the ghosts in a Christmas carol’?
Britain in Victorian times was a very difficult time for many of the people living in 1837 to 1901. It was a time when the Industrial Revolution had arrived. This meant that the idea of mass production was in place and many factories were built. This attracted many people who were looking for jobs who lived in the countryside. Living conditions were cramped and unhygienic this was caused by the amounts of people that would live in just two rooms whole families would have to share two rooms to eat drink sleep etc. a Christmas Carol was written by Charles John Huffman Dickens. John Dickens, Charles’ dad   spent beyond his means and was imprisoned in the Marshalsea debtors prison in South walk, shortly afterwards his whole family apart from Charles joined him.   Dickens began working ten-hour days at Warren's Blacking Warehouse, on Hungerford Stairs. He earned six shillings a week pasting labels on shoe polish. The often cruel work conditions made a deep impression on Dickens, and later influenced his fiction and essays, this began his interest in the reform of socio-economic and labor conditions, the main part of this affected the poor. He was appalled by the way they were treated. He wanted to prove money doesn’t make you happy. People need to learn to be more caring of other people.
Scrooge is known in the Christmas Carol and a very nasty and unpleasant and uncharitable man “he was a tight fisted hand at the grindstone, scrooge a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” this shows that he is very miserable and he is described in a lot of negative words which shows he wasn’t very liked. Scrooge makes it obvious that he hates Christmas saying “bar humbug” which really he is saying that it’s a load of rubbish many times before the first ghost. We see that when he had an argument with his nephew “merry Christmas! What right do you have to be merry?...


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