A Christmas Carol Plot

  • Created by: abbiedye
  • Created on: 04-07-18 13:28

Stave 1

  • Scrooge is a rich but very mean businessman who does not lie Christmas
  • He argues with his nephew about the meaning of Christmas and rejects his friendship
  • He refuses to give any money to help the poor
  • He is visited by the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley, who warns him of what will happen after his death is he does not change
1 of 12

Quotes from Stave 1

- 'Every idiot who oes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly thorugh his heart!' (Scrooge)

- 'Are there no prisons?' asked Scrooge

- 'Bah ... Humbug!' (Scrooge)

2 of 12

Stave 2

  • The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge some of his past Christmases
  • As a chid, Scrooge was a lonely child but found escape in books
  • He had a sister, Fan, who later died, leaving a child
  • When Scrooge was a young clerk, he was happy working for generius Mr Fezziwig
  • Scrooge was engaged to be married but his fiancee broke of the engagement because he was only interested in money
  • Scrooge is upset by what he is shown and begins to show emotion
3 of 12

Quotes from Stave 2

- 'A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still,' Scrooge said he knew it. And he sobbed

- 'I should like to be able to say a word or two to my clerk just now.' (Scrooge)

- 'Another idol has displaced me...' (Belle)

4 of 12

Stave 3

  • The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge the Cratchits' Christmas
  • He tells Scrooge that Tiny Tim will die if nothing changes
  • The Ghost shows Scrooge his nephew, Fred, enjoying Christmas with family and friends. Scrooge is happy and lighthearted
  • Before disappearing, the Ghost shows Scrooge two mostrous children, who symbolise Ignorance and Want
5 of 12

Quotes from Stave 3

- 'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim

- 'Mr Scrooge!' said Bob. 'I'll give you Mr Scrooge, the founder of the feast!'

- 'Are there no prisons?' said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words. 'Are there no workhouses?'

6 of 12

Stave 4

  • Scrooge is shown some businessmen talking about someone's death
  • He sees people selling the dead man's belongings
  • The only people who feel any emotion about the man's death are glad that he is dead
  • The Ghost shows him the Cratchits mourning for Tiny Tim
  • The Ghost reveals that the dead man is Scrooe. Scrooge says he has learned from the spirits and begs for a chance to change
7 of 12

Quotes from Stave 4

- ...he viewed them with detestation and disgust... (Scrooge)

- 'It would have done you good to see how green a place it is' (Bob Cratchit)

- The finger pointed from the grave to him, and back again (Scrooge)

8 of 12

Stave 5

  • Scrooge wakes up on Christmas morning, happy and determined to change
  • He sends a huge turkey to the Cratchits
  • He spends a happy Christmas with his nephew and family
  • He looks after the Cratchits and is a changed man for the rest of his life
9 of 12

Quotes from Stave 5

- Best and happiest of all, the Time before him was his won, to make 

- Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father

- ... and it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well...

10 of 12

Narrative Structure

  • Dickens divides the story into 'staves' to reinforce the idea that it is a Christmas Carol in prose
  • The first stave is mostly exposition, telling us about Scrooge
  • Staves 2, 3 and 4 contain a series of scenes shown to Scrooge by the Ghosts
  • The final stave shows us the new Scrooge, his actions contrasting with his actions in Stave 1
11 of 12

Narrative Structure

  • Dickens divides the story into 'staves' to reinforce the idea that it is a Christmas Carol in prose
  • The first stave is mostly exposition, telling us about Scrooge
  • Staves 2, 3 and 4 contain a series of scenes shown to Scrooge by the Ghosts
  • The final stave shows us the new Scrooge, his actions contrasting with his actions in Stave 1
12 of 12

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all A Christmas Carol resources »