Sobbing, Scrooge pledges to change his ways. He is kind and mild.
The Spirit stood beside sick-beds, and they were cheerful; on foreign lands, and they were close at home; by struggling men, and they were patient in their greater hope; by poverty, and it was rich. Dickens was alarmed too, but also hurt, offended When they tell him that many of the poor would rather die than go for help, he replies that they should go ahead and die, then.
Scrooge, invisible to the partygoers, becomes absorbed in their party games and has a wonderful time, even though he is only a spiritual presence and in one of the games a joke is made at his expense.
Scrooge and the ghost also visit Fred's Christmas party. Scrooge is especially moved by the youngest child, Tiny Tim, who is crippled and will soon die, the spirit tells Scrooge, if nothing changes.
They also stop at a pawn shop in a London slum where they see a group of vagabonds fighting over some things stolen from a dead man, while they make crude remarks over the meanness of the dead man.
In the lead up to, and during, the Great DepressionDavis identifies that while some see the story as a "denunciation of capitalism, The ghost says he was Jacob Marley and Scrooge asks him if you can sit down. The reviewer recommended the tale be printed on cheap paper and priced accordingly.
But the spirit vanishes, leaving Scrooge in tears. His charwomanlaundress and the local undertaker steal his possessions to sell to a fence.
A major part of this stave is taken up with Bob Cratchit's family feast and introduces his youngest son, Tiny Tima happy boy who is seriously ill. Bob thinks Scrooge may be going mad.
Scrooge is especially moved by the youngest child, Tiny Tim, who is crippled and will soon die, the spirit tells Scrooge, if nothing changes. Scrooge waits the next morning at his desk for Bob who is fifteen minutes late. Peter AckroydDickens's biographer, sees similarities between the character and the elder Martin Chuzzlewit character, although the miser is "a more fantastic image" than the Chuzzlewit patriarch; Ackroyd observes that Chuzzlewit's transformation to a charitable figure is a parallel to that of the miser.
Scrooge and the spirit soon arrive at the Cratchit house, where the family delights in a Christmas meal far nicer than their usual fare but still quite meager for the large family.
In the episode, a Mr Wardle relates the tale of Gabriel Grub, a lonely and mean-spirited sextonwho undergoes a Christmas conversion after being visited by goblins who show him the past and future.
After Fred leaves two portly well-dressed men enter. Scrooge recognizes them but is unsure who they are talking about. Oct 05, · Taken from our GCSE English Literature for AQA A Christmas Carol resources, this complete clip features a plot summary.
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A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Download A Christmas Carol Study Guide Subscribe now to download this study guide, along with more than 30, other titles.
Get help with any book. Download PDF Summary (Literary Essentials. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past.
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