A CHRISTMAS CAROL CHAPTER ONE SUMMARY DONE

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL CHAPTER 1 SUMMARY
    • SCROOGE
      • He is mean/greedy/unfriendly
        • "he was a tight-fisted hand"
        • "hard and sharp as flint"
      • He is portrayed as being intimidating
        • "nobody ever stopped him in the street"
          • because he chooses to be on his own
            • "i wish to be left alone"
        • "no children asked him what it was o'clock"
      • He is lonely
        • "Marley was dead"
          • links to the theme of loneliness vs family/friendships
            • scrooge just isolates himself from everyone around him
              • eg. his nephew, Fred who just wants him to enjoy christmas
        • "nobody ever stopped him in the street"
          • links to the theme of loneliness vs family/friendships
            • scrooge just isolates himself from everyone around him
              • eg. his nephew, Fred who just wants him to enjoy christmas
    • FRED
      • desperate for scrooge to appreciate Christmas and enjoy it
        • "pleaded the nephew"
          • "pleaded" suggests he really wants him to come even though scrooge has treated him badly in the past
            • links to the theme of forgiveness - he's not bothered about how scrooge has treated him in the past
              • "so a merry Christmas, uncle!"
        • "so a merry Christmas, uncle!"
      • calm, despite the fact that his uncle is telling him to go away
        • "without an angry word"
          • even though scrooge is being disrespectful he doesn't get angry
    • BOB CRATCHIT
      • Polite/patient
        • "if quite convenient, Sir"
          • he's asking for christmas day off but he should have to as it should be expected but scrooge doesnt see that because of his nature
          • however this shows he still has respect for scrooge as he asks for the day off which also shows he is scared of losing his job
      • Grateful
        • "the clerk observed it was only once a year"
          • doesn't take it for granted - never has any other days off
        • "the clerk promised"
    • WRITERS TECHNIQUES
      • Pathetic Fallacy
        • "fog"
          • In stave one these words describe scrooges personality - scrooge doesnt know how to treat people so he's mean
        • "frosty"
        • "clear"
          • In stave five scrooge has CHANGED so these quotes symbolize scrooge's new personality that is very positive
        • "bright"

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