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What are three main themes?



Social injustice

What can A Christmas Carol be read as?

A moral tale, showing what can happen to a man who is consistently self-centered and unkind.

It shows the theme of christmas through?

The title and structure

Scrooge's nephew who embodies the spirit of christmas

Tiny Tim who is generous and kind

How does show structure through the title and structure?

Use staves rather than chapters.

The five staves reflect the structure of a carol and link the story to the joy of singing.

What is redemption?

Redemption is the idea of being saved from sin or evil.

How is the theme of redemption shown?

Scrooge beginning as miserable and miserly.

Scrooge seeing the error of his ways.

Scrooge transforming and redeeming himself.

What quotes shows that scrooge is miserable?

"Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge's nephew. "You don't mean that, I am sure?"

"Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief"?

Error of his ways.

Scrooge feels ashamed when the Ghost uses his own words against him.

What quote shows that Scrooge is redeemed and becomes generous and full of life?

"His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him."

Why does Scrooge change?

He is upset at the thought that Tiny Tim might die.

The Ghost of Christmas Present uses his own cruel words against him.

He sees what he is missing in the family scenes of celebration.

How is the theme of social injustice shown?

Scrooge refusing to give money to the poor.

The characters of Ignorance and Want

Thieves dividing up Scrooge's belongings

What quote shows that scrooge refues to give money?

"The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?" said Scrooge.

"a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into sheds"?

Ignorance and want

What elements of social injustice does Dickens highlight?

Scrooge insists that the Poor Law, prisons and workouses should deal with the destitute.

'Ignorance' and 'Want' highlight the unfairness of Victorian society.

The thieves show how people were drivennto steal from the dead.