Christmas Carol Symbolism

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Charles Dickens Historic A Christmas Carol While reading A Christmas Carol, one can realize that Charles Dickens included the themes of greed and poverty because of the status of England and how it affected his early life. (Bio). The Christmas Carol showed greed and want attached to the protagonist Scrooge during his visits with the Ghosts of Christmas. To put it in another lighting, Charles Dickens used inanimate objects to connect Scrooge to his actions. Completing this process and giving realistic qualities to character allowed him to portray his message visually to the readers.
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He was the second of eight children, and his father, John drove them into poverty. John was
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In similar fashion, he threw the supporters into their true light(Or darkness) by giving the readers of the novel a feeling of compassion and sympathy to the fictional characters going through realistic struggles(SparkNotes). Earlier in his life he experienced the effects of the poor laws because he worked in a black-booting factory to provide for his family when his father was imprisoned. The experience later allowed him to reveal what needs to change in England’s society and how it could happen throughout The Christmas Carol.
The main character Scrooge is someone who refuses happiness and charity to anyone around, as his past mistakes in his life had left him cold-hearted. For that reason The Christmas Carol brings to life the majority of rich people that were living in the 19th century Europe. Early In the of The Christmas Carol, he rejects two poor gentleman and throws them out of his office. This action relates to Charles Dickens’s family rejecting his ability to get an education, which made him drop out of school at the age of
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It is revealed that Dickens had the cold hearted character Scrooge portray someone who changed his lifestyle and brought several families together to get through a time of great poverty. Consequently, several characters in the novel represent impoverished people during the 19th century and what generosity of the wealthy could do to them and the town(Gevatheatre). Because Dickens never had someone take care of him as a child, he went his whole life with a feeling of abandonment(Gevatheatre). Dickens used realism in his novel to inspire change in the way that the wealthy treat the impoverished families and children, particularly by making the child Tiny Tim’s life rest in the hands of Scrooge in The Christmas Carol (Bio).
Charles Dickens told in The Christmas Carol a story of a wealthy man named Scrooge, who struggled with greed and want his whole life. Later in the novel it is revealed that he lost his wife because of this struggle and showed him realising his fate as well as the others around him if he did not act. These actions allow Scrooge to represent the majority of the wealthy people in England during the 19th century. Scrooge’s turnaround and sudden positive influence foreshadows that a bright future could take place if the Wealthy made a

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