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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Scrooge's sister Fan is she Scrooge's sister or half sister?

In several versions of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is seen talking to his clearly smaller sister "Fan" and has, on several accounts, referred to her as "little Fan".

It is also explained that Scrooge's mother died giving birth to him.

Based on these two facts, it must be assumed that Scrooge's presumably, if not obviously, younger sister was the result of a second marriage.

Thus, Fan is likely Scrooge's half-sister.

an excerpt from the original text confirms your suspicions.

" He was not reading now, but walking up and down despairingly. Scrooge looked at the Ghost, and with a mournful shaking of his head, glanced anxiously towards the door.

It opened; and a little girl, much younger than the boy, came darting in, and putting her arms about his neck, and often kissing him, addressed him as her "Dear, dear brother."

"I have come to bring you home, dear brother!" said the child, clapping her tiny hands, and bending down to laugh. "To bring you home, home, home!"

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What does heresy mean in A Christmas Carol by Dickens?

'Heresy' is a change to a system of beliefs, that goes against commonly accepted dogma.

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What is Jacob Marley forced to drag about as a result of his sinful life?

This is because he did not treat people well

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Who was Scrooge's assistant in A Christmas Carol?

Bob Cratchit.

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What did Marley tell Scrooge?

Marley told Scrooge that everytime Scrooge did something bad, a chain would appear. Marley had lots of chains, and he told Scrooge that he would have more if he didn't change. Marley also told Scrooge that he would be visited by three ghosts.

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What time did the first ghost arrive in A Christmas Carol?

1 or 2 o'clock

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What is Scrooge's favorite Christmas saying?

'Bah, Humbug!'

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Why is Jacob Marley in chains?

I can't be too sure, but if I'm right then it's because it's showing his greed, and because he refused to let go off his money he got stuck carrying chains. Basically, in the simple terms, the chains represent his greed, hence why he was warning Ebenezer.

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How many chapters in A Christmas Carol?

None! Dickens labelled the sections as 'Staves' a take off on the fact that it is a 'carol' and has verses or staves.

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What does it mean to say Scrooge is solitary as an oyster?

it means he is one that is hard to get a long with

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Who is Fred's wife in A Christmas Carol?

Dickens doesn't give her a name, simply as "Scrooge's niece" or "Fred's wife".

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Why does the spirit of Jacob Marley visit Scrooge?

Jacob Marley visits Scrooge to deliver the warning that if he does not mend his greedy ways that he will spend the afterlife wrapped in heavy chains, which represent his love of money in this life. He also informs him that he will be visited by three spirits that night: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

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What is some imagery from A Christmas Carol?

Charles Dickens uses TONS of imagery in the book A Christmas Carol one example is (dont know the page#) " The phantom slowly, gravely, siletnly, approached."

I dont know if this is imagery but if it is this is one!

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What is Tiny Tim's disease in A Christmas Carol?

Tiny Tim suffered from a kidney disease that made his blood too acidic: Distal renal tubular acidosis which, without the treatment afforded by the generosity of Scrooge, would have killed Tim 'within a year'.

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What is Scrooge's poor employee's name?

That would be Bob Cratchit.

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What is Tiny Tim's wish in A Christmas Carol?

He hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a "cripple" , and it might be pleasant for them to remember on Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see."

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Who wrote the story 'A Christmas Carol'?

The author's name is Charles Dickens. He wrote the story during a time of sheer desperation at the then Governments attitude to child labour and the way these children some as young as 8 years old were forced to work long hours in factories and even in the mines.

Charles Dickens. It is properly A Christmas Carol. The unofficial title, based on the lead character, is Scrooge. It is worth noting that the actual Christmas song which is sung in the end of the story is not identified by name. Hollywood has handled this, as has Broadway, in different ways- the All-hands nature of Silent Night is often used, as is the more British-sounding God rest ye merry Gentlemen. Actually Dickens does not say what song was sung!

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What are ten important events in A Christmas Carol?

The visit to Scrooge by Jacob Marley

The visit of the Ghost of Scrooges Christmas Past

Scrooge's realisation of how lonely he was at Christmas as a child

The feeling of loss he has when Belle ends their engagement

The visit of the Ghost of Christmas Present who opens Scrooge's eyes to the world around him

The Ghosts start warning about Want and Ignorance

The Ghost rebuff of Scrooge when asked if the children beneath the Ghosts robe have no resource

The visit of the ghost of Christmas yet to come as "dead"

Scrooges realisation that his death is imminent if he does not change

Scrooges promise to change and live a better life thereafter

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Who is the door knocker in A Christmas Carol?

I believe it transforms into Jacob Marley as a sign of whats to come.

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Who is Scrooge in the story A Christmas Carol?

Ebenezer Scrooge is an anti character in the story 'Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens .Scrooge is a miser and does not believe in the 'spirit of Christmas' to share human values such as benevolence,charity,mercy, forebearance,sharing love and joy with others. The realised what he had missed in the past,what he was missing at present and the future consequences ,when nobody would claim his dead body after his death. He was warned by the ghost of his ex-partner Jacob Marley and the three ghosts of the Chjristmas past,present and future. He realized his folly and became a changed person.

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Who is the penny pinching grouch in A Christmas Carol?

Ebenezer Scrooge

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How do you get into the Christmas spirit?

To get into the Christmas spirit, try giving, and singing to Christmas songs in the car. Pretty soon, your whole family will join in!

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What is Tiny Tim's surname in A Christmas Carol?

Tim Cratchit, son of Bob Cratchit.

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What is the meaning behind Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'?

A thinly veiled morality tale about the perils of ignoring poverty and being blind to people's problems when you have money to spare (like Scrooge) and are so stingy you do not even enjoy it yourself - never mind helping others. The ghosts teach him a lesson and he learns to seize the day and help people less fortunate than himself. Dickens was appalled at the poverty he saw around him in London and so wished to open the eyes of the middle and upper classes who read his literature - he knew he could reach many as his work was often serialised in newspapers. He knew poverty first hand as his improvident father was briefly imprisoned for debt. Dickens was compelled to work in a blacking factory for eight months when he was 11, an experience that marked him for life.

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How does Scrooge treat his servants?

Very bad, as well as his office clerk.

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