A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a classic Christmas story that has been made into dozens of movies and television specials. Scrooge's "Bah, Humbug!" and Tiny Tim's "God bless us, every one!" are a part of the English and American Christmas cultures.

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What describes Scrooge at the END of A Christmas Carol?

At the end of A Christmas Carol Scrooge changes his ways. He becomes more aware of the things happening in society, and less ignorant, poverty and social awareness is a theme Dickens portrays throughout the story.

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How does Scrooge redeem himself in the end of a Christmas carol?

scrooge redeems himself by having christmas spirit and the ghosts forgave him.

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What adjectives describe fezziwig in the Christmas carol?

Cheerful

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What effects have scrooge's past experiences had on the person he has become?

As a child in boarding school the young Ebenezer was more of less abandoned by his father. He would stay at the school as the only boarder at holiday times and even over Christmas. His only companion was his books of Robinson Crusoe and Ali Barber. These meant that he didnt grow up in a loving family, didn't experience the joy and excitement of the Christmas season. It did mean loneliness and the feeling of isolation where only he could make his life feel worth while.

We he left and was apprenticed to Mr Fezziwig The young adult Scrooge saw compassion, he experience a working environment which looked after him and stated to see Christmas as a special time because Fezziwig helped others who had nothing at that time and gave, if only a small amount in the way of food to support them. Sadly Fezziwig despite his humanitarian attitude was made bankrupt. He lost everything and was sent to Debtor's Prison. During this time Scrooge met and fell in love with Belle, The made a promise to marry. Because Scrooge had seen what being nice could bring he focused fully on making money as this appeared to be a safe haven. If you had money then you would not be treated like dear old Fezziwig. THis was not to be the case as his fixation soon took over and Belle saw another love in her Ebenezers life, money! She broke off their engagement meaning that again someone close had been lost. His sister Fan died in childbirth this to impacted on him dearly as it was Fan that had persuaded their father to bring her beloved brother Ebenezer home from boarding school.

With so much loss Scrooge took it up on himself never to allow other close as he felt they would be lost to him. Thereafter he didnt mix with people, work and money making was his only love , his only friend was Jacob Marley who like Scrooge liked to make money. Christmas was nothing to Scrooge except reason to take money off him. he'd never really experienced it in a positive way. To support this we hear the Ghost of Christmas Present say to Scrooge up on their first meeting, You've never known the like of me have you scrooge?) meaning you have never known a true Christmas.

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Who did Scrooge almost marry?

Scrooge was engaged to "Belle" who never rated a last name in the story. They break up over his love of money.

In the book and the 1935 movie "Scrooge" with Seymour Hicks we are shown Belle, her children and her husband living happily without him. In the 1951 "Scrooge" with Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, she lives out her life working with the poor (marital status unknown).Strangely enough after the ghostly revelation that she is alive and well in London and his reordering of his priorities, he never seeks her out to renew the relationship. Some movie adaptations show Belle being one of Fezziwig's daughters.

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How does Mr. fezziwig treat his employees?

He treats them affectionatly

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How does mrs cratchit feel toward Scrooge?

For most of the story, she resents and despises him for a hard master to her husband and his lack of compassion for others. She's willing for her husband to defend him and, as a good Christian woman, would welcome him into her home. By the end of the book, she's seen the change in Scrooge and she comes to love him.

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How can Scrooge be saved?

By changing his miserly ways and keeping Christmas in his heart all year long

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How is epiphany shown in A Christmas Carol?

When Scrooge sees Tiny Tim and soon understands that "the poor boy " will not see another Christmas unless there is help fr him

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Where does A Christmas Carol take place?

victorian london

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Why does dickens emphasise the normality of the setting by having scrooge check this living quarters?

It would be "the norm" for anyone hearing odd sounds, or seeing shadows to investigate. In Dickensian times (1800's) there was a considerable amount of criminal activity due to the huge volume of deprivation be suffered. Anyone who like Ebenezer had money and or "belongings" were fair target for crooks

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What is the role of Marley's ghost in a Christmas carol?

Marley's ghost warned Scrooge that he would be visited by three ghosts. He also showed him his fate and told Scrooge how his would be much worse.

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Why did Charles Dickens sell A Christmas Carol at 5 shillings each?

It was a cost at the time that he thought everyone would be able to afford

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How does Scrooge feel about his father Christmas carol?

His father had left him in boarding school continually even at Christmas. Scrooge didnt really know his father that well as he didnt have the slightest contact with him but he hoped that one day his father would allow him home to be with his family.

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What is the Tread Mill in A Christmas Carol?

The was like a wide water wheel in it appearance. The treads were separated across a room into cubicles. The poor would have to walk (in a similar manner to a hamster on a wheel) for up to 18 hours a day. They could not speak to anyone nor see anyone they faced the treadmill at all times. The mill turning did noting. It was simply there for people to be made to walk on. It was in effect a punishment for being poor.

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Who does ignorance and want belong to from the Christmas carol?

Ignorance and Want are two children hidden beneath the robes of the Spirit of Christmas Present. At the very end of the Spirit's visit, Scrooge notices two "claws" protruding from underneath. The Spirit parts his robes to reveal the boy and girl, both of whom are in an awful condition. When Scrooge asks to whom they belong, the Spirit answers, "They are Man's." It is, however, the boy that the Spirit especially warns Scrooge against. Ignorance must be erased, the Spirit seems to say, or he spells doom for the race. When Scrooge asks if there is no refuge or resource for the children, the Spirit turns Scrooge's own words against him. "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?" These are the last words Scrooge hears from this visitor.

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Who brings Scrooge home from school in ''A Christmas Carol''?

belle

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Why does scrooge outright refused to believe what is happening?

Assuming you mean in the later areas of Stave one, Scrooge whilst feels he sees apparitions and hears "odd sound" associates these with poor food quality (food poisoning and dismisses these more out of fear that in confidence.

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What was the first ghost called in A Christmas Carol?

christmas past

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What does scrooge do when a caroler sings at his office door?

He initially chases him away

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What are some things on Jacob Marleys chains?

Money safes, keys, deeds. locks, boxes

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Why does Scrooge hate his nephew?

Scrooge never says he hates Fred. Fred is scrooges beloved sister Fans, son. Fan died in childbirth (as did Dickens sister who was also called Fan). Fred unlike Ebenezer married for love. Ebenezer lost his fiancée Belle because he was more focused on making money than showing the love he professed to Belle. Fred although Ebenezer's only relative was disowned by the old miser because of this. Fred was cut out of Ebenezer's will as a result but Freds attitude was like his motherrbwho Ebenezer knew was a kind heart. Fred therefore continued to keep contact open with his old uncle this included always seeking him out and inviting him to dine with Fred and his family at Christmas.

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Why does Scrooge hatte his nephew?

His sister died and had a son, which was his nephew

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What was Scrooge's clerk's name in A Christmas Carol?

Bob Cratchit.

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What is Scrooge's first reaction when he sees the cratchiet family in act 2 scene 3?

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