A christmas Carol

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  • A Christmas Carol
    • Main events
      • Stave 1
        • Scrooge makes his clerk, Bob Cratchit, work in the cold
        • Refuses to give any money to charity
        • Bob Marley visits him and warns him about the three ghosts that will come to visit him
      • Stave 2
        • Visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past
        • Taken to five Christmases from his past.
        • Scrooge remembers the joy Fezziwig offered employees, despite the cost.
        • Belle breaks off their engagement, crying that greed has corrupted the love that Scrooge once felt.
      • Stave 3
        • Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present
        • The ghost takes him to the Cratchit's house to show him the poverty they live ion.
        • The spirit takes Scrooge some Christmas gatherings e.g. sailors and minors.
        • The ghost shows Scrooge a pair of starving children: Ignorance and Want.
      • Stave 4
        • The ghost is silent and points with an unmoving finger where he wants Scrooge to look or go.
        • The ghost takes Scrooge to a series of strange places where the people are complaining about the dead person
        • Finds his name engraved on a gravestone, he finds out he was who everyone was talking about.
    • Key quotations
      • Stave 1
        • "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!"
        • "hard and sharp as flint"
        • "to decrease the surplus population"
        • "The chain he drew waas clasped about his middle!
      • Stave 2
        • "Another idol has displaced me."
        • "A solitary child, neglected by his friend is left there still."
        • "Father is so much kinder than he used to be."
      • Stave 3
        • "The boy is ignorance. The girl is want"
        • "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"
        • "Tell me if Tiny Tim will live"
      • Stave 4
        • "The spirits of all three will strive within me"
        • "Spirit, hear me! I am not the man I was"
        • "Shrouded in a deep black garment"
      • Stave 5
        • "A merry Christmas to everybody!"
        • "A great many back payments"
        • "I am about to raise your salary"
    • Key points about context
      • A Christmas Carol was written with the intention of drawing readers' attention to the plight of England's poor.
      • The readers would be rich as they were the only ones that could afford the books and were the ones ignoring the poor
    • Dickens' message
      • Christmas is the time of year where everybody should rejoice and be happy.
      • London was full of poverty, crime and pollution. Dickens was outraged at the conditions in which working classes lived.
      • Wanted to make the rich realise that the working class were suffering and that they should help.

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