how is fred presented in a christmas carol

1) fred is used to embody the christmas sprirt - shows christian values

"a merry christmas uncle. god save you"

- direct address to scrooge shows he is sincere and genuinely wishes good time on him - christian to forgive

- victorian audience very religious - immediately like fred, so his actions are commendable

- "uncle" implies a sense of closeness which is not reciprocated, shows he isnt going to give up on family

2) fred is used to contrast the selfish uper class, showing that the rich can be generous if the want to - paralells to fezziwig

represents the opposite of gluttony, shows how you dont need to hoard your wealth to be happy and there are many things that are joyous in life

-"his eyes sparkled"

- light imagery 

- eyes shows…


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