Social injustice

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  • Scrooge refuses to give money when asked for a donation for the 'Poor and destitute' of society
    • Social Injustice
      • Ignorance and Want
        • Not happy and joyous as children ought to be. Ghost tells Scrooge that the children are the responsibility of all mankind
        • a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds
      • Thieves dividing up Scrooge's belongings shows how Scrooge's death is received
        • "Every person has a right to take care of themselves. He always did."
          • Thieves comment on how miserly he had been in life. We appreciate the failings of only thinking of yourself.
      • Dickens felt strongly that Victorian society ignored the poverty of its underclass
        • The Poor Law was amended in 1834 to reduce the cost of helping the poor
        • rich enjoyed comfort and feasting at Christmas
        • children forced to live in dreadful conditions in workhouses


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