The silent ghost reveals scenes involving the death of a disliked man whose funeral is attended by local businessmen only on condition that lunch is provided. Whether the Christmas visions would or would not convert Scrooge, they convert us.
If the book was to be in first person rather than third I think that the reader would have been more informed as to what Scrooge was thinking as he went through his ghost experiences. They had to try and keep warm with a candle.
It was a parliamentary report exposing the effects of the Industrial Revolution upon working class children. Because the narrator has a limited view of what Scrooge is thinking it makes the reader question what kind of life Scrooge actually has.
The workplace that he owned was a counting house and it was a cold, damp and dark place. It also presents him the picture of future that will be bleak and doomed for all if he continues to exhibit Ignorance for everything of the present.
He is warning Scrooge that he has a chance to change his ways. Next night, comes the Ghost of Christmas Present, which is a giant who is just to live for one day. He remains busy working when other are enjoying and shouts on charity workers.
He suddenly finds himself safely tucked in his bed. They would have cooks doing everything for them and they would eat turkey instead of goose. Marley appears with chains and heavy weights, representing the sins of his life that he must wear for eternity.
The treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then? He shows Scrooge the Cratchit household and how happy they are despite being poor. The Ghost shows him the celebrations in a Christmas party which has all the reasons for one to be cheerful and gay. However my having some omniscient qualities, the reader is allowed to know just enough to connect with Scrooge.
The change in circumstances gave him what his biographer, Michael Slater, describes as a "deep personal and social outrage", which heavily influenced his writing and outlook. During the beginning of the book Dickens words convey a feeling of gloom and depression; however one the book gets going, the mood changes to more of a determined and excited feeling.
Marley informs Scrooge that three spirits will visit him during each of the next three nights. The poor would get some coal, nuts and oranges in the stocking. His charwomanlaundress and the local undertaker steal his possessions to sell to a fence. He desperately implores the spirit to alter his fate, promising to renounce his insensitive, avaricious ways and to honor Christmas with all his heart.
Dickens uses many forms of figurative language throughout his story. The first printing contained drab olive endpapers that Dickens felt were unacceptable, and the publisher Chapman and Hall quickly replaced them with yellow endpapers, but, once replaced, those clashed with the title page, which was then redone.
From then on Scrooge begins to treat everyone with kindness, generosity and compassion, embodying the spirit of Christmas. He turns into a man that he had promised to the ghosts and becomes a jolly man who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive in his heart throughout the year.
Scrooge treats his clerk Bob Cratchit as if he is a slave and he only gets one day off a year and that is Christmas Day. Finally, they visit a now-married Belle with her large, happy family on the Christmas Eve that Marley died.
Scrooge begs the ghost for another chance and wakes in his bed on Christmas morning, resolved to changing his life by being generous and loving to his family, employees, and the poor.
Hard and sharp as flint from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained as an oyster.
Dickens, aged 12, was forced to pawn his collection of books, leave school and work at a dirty and rat-infested shoe-blacking factory.
After pleading with the ghost, Scrooge finds himself in a churchyard, the spirit pointing to a grave.A Christmas Carol shows how the Christmas spirit and caring people can change a person and their outlook on life.
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