• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

A Christmas Carol

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A Christmas Carol By Chris Diamond Stave 1: Scrooge's character is established early in stave 1. Dickens shows his popularity by showing us his relationships with people in his surroundings. We can tell scrooge is unpopular as the narrator portrays him as a "Tight fisted hand at the grindstone." Scrooges name give us a similarity between the word scrounge what is to be tight with money and every opportunity to make money, this automatically helps us launch an understanding that he is tight with his money, what is necessary to associate him as nasty old man. When the narrator is describing Scrooge he uses words that help us negotiate an opinion that Scrooge is an aggressive and is detested by person. It helps us find out that scrooge is a bitter, mean, twisted, moody and selfish old man. The narrator Charles Dickens builds the foundation of our understanding of our knowledge that he is despised by referring to him as "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" that helps us portray that scrooge is tight with his money. Dickens also tells us that he is "External heart and cold had little influence on scrooge" and also that scrooge says "no warmth, and no wintry winter cold chill scrooge." ...read more.

Middle

Fezziwig. Even though it was the past we can tell that scrooge has good memories of his times spent with Fezziwig, Scrooge cried in great excitement "why it's old Fezziwig," he also begins to feel pity on himself and he remembers he cant of always been so cold. The spirit also show scrooge his breaking up with a past girlfriend, this makes him think what if they were still together maybe he wouldn't b an old miser, and regrets letting her go as he feels, he would have been a much kinder spirit and he would not be in the situation he is in now. Scrooge asks "Spirit" said scrooge show me no more he cries, this shows he is beginning to get upset. He thinks the spirit is trying to upset him but he is trying to show him what he could have had or been. He also finds out later on in the stave that she has her own family. The state of mind that scrooge has on page 37 is one of frustration; he now knows what he should be. He is now thinking of what he should have done to change the past and he wishes he was a better person. While scrooge is thinking he is getting even more irritated as he believes that there is no hope "remove me scrooge explained I cannot bare it" ...read more.

Conclusion

He wished people a "Merry Christmas" something only a day ago was a Humbug. Dickens uses cheerful language as if to show he is celebrating with scrooge for changing his ways. The narrator is happy because scrooge has developed from an anti-social, "hand at the grindstone" to an excited changed man. Scrooge has developed to a part of the society and people are beginning to accept scrooge. Extension: The narratorial voice and Christian morality enrich the reading experience of "A Christmas Carol" by making the play more enthusiastic. On the first page of "A Christmas Carol" dickens narratorial voice comes across when he describes Marley as "dead as a door nail." The Christian morality in this story helps us navigate a decision that Dickens is a very true Christian. The moral of this story is hidden in the depth of the story, the moral is to be kind hearted and to be generous. These shows to be weary of what can happen if you are not generous and that, you will be punished and will feel guilty if you persist on being the same. In the form of scrooge it shows us that you can be happy and the richest man in the world for helping people, maybe not in the form of money but in the form of happiness. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE A Christmas Carol section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE A Christmas Carol essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    A Christmas Carol How Does Scrooge Change Through Staves 1 - 5?

    5 star(s)

    here he finds himself sympathising with those he has ignored and he is made to see that his stinginess has consequences, and that his wealth can be used for good. The ghost of the future imagines Scrooge's death.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    English Lit How Does Charles Dickens Use Imagery and Language to Present the Character ...

    4 star(s)

    Dickens went through poverty as he was a child and he would have experienced the hardship of life in poverty. I believe that Dickens uses this example of Scrooge to show people what a miserly person would do, in a way he wants people to realise their behaviour and ultimately change their attitude to Christmas and poverty.

  1. A Christmas Carol - Marley's Ghost.

    Humbug, I tell you: humbug!' At this the spirit raised a frightful cry, and shook its chain with such a dismal and appalling noise, that Scrooge held on tight to his chair, to save himself from falling in a swoon. But how much greater was his horror when the phantom, taking off the bandage round

  2. A Christmas Carol - Explore Scrooges Transformation from the beginning of the novel to ...

    Charles Dickens uses each of the three ghosts (past, present and future) to make Scrooge recognise his faults. I think it is clever how Dickens uses the ghosts to teach him a lesson. The Ghost of Christmas past was described very vividly by Dickens, but he particularly emphasised, that 'the

  1. How Does Dickens Convey His Moral Message In a Christmas Carol?

    Stave five then shows us the difference in him and what lessons he has learnt about himself. The story is written so the reader obtains a very gradual understanding of the plot and accepting the moral of the story is easy.

  2. How and why does scrooge change in a Christmas carol?

    overwhelmed with guilt as he thinks of Tiny Tim as the "surplus population." He is beginning to have genuine concerns about people. The spirit takes Scrooge to an isolated community of miners who still celebrate Christmas despite their conditions. Afterwards, the spirit takes Scrooge to Fred's Christmas party, where Scrooge

  1. The novel 'A Christmas Carol', by Charles

    Scrooge is a bitter, cold, stingy person. Dickens describes him as, 'A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!' 'The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly

  2. Who or what is responsible for Scrooge's change of character in 'A Christmas Carol'?

    Dickens therefore signifies that the rich are oblivious to the ?real world? in essence, as it isn?t until the truth has been unveiled, and they have witnessed the destitution, that they become intrigued and recognise the poverty concurrent. However, when the Ghost of Christmas Past informs him that the chair

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work