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A Christmas Carol After visiting the Cornish tin mines in 1842 Charles Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol' during the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution made a big change in people's life because this was the introduction into machines in the workplace. In the Victorian times there were lots of poor and rich people, but the rich didn't talk to the poor and saw them as worthless slaves and did not talk to them. 'A Christmas Carol was aimed to teach the rich in 1842 a lesson 'people are more important than money.' Dickens knew what it was like to be poor as he lived in poverty as a child. In 'A Christmas Carol' the main character is Ebenezer scrooge, he is the meanest, most self-centred man in London, dickens describes his personality "The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue" this gives the impression that scrooge has no warmth and will always be lonely. The key words that show this are "The cold within him." ...read more.


The ghost of scrooges old work partner Jacob Marly visits scrooge to warn him that he with have three spirits visit him. Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas. The ghost of Christmas past, present and yet to come. The ghost of Christmas past visits scrooge first and shows him shadows of his childhood. Scrooge loves money more than people, he lost his girlfriend because of this "He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog days" this shows that scrooge wants to be isolated. The keywords that show this are "He carried his own low temperature always about with him" this makes the reader feel sorry for scrooge but also that he pushed her away and now he regrets it. Dickens wanted the reader to learn about childhood in the Victorian times and how the rich always seamed to look down on them. The ghost of Christmas present is the next to visit and shows scrooge bob Cratchits family on Christmas day "And now two smaller Cratchits came in, screaming that outside the backer's they had smelt ...read more.


"This is the end of it you see he frightened everyone away when he was alive to profit us when he was dead! Ha ha ha."" This quote shows that when scrooge is dead people are making money off of scrooge's possessions this makes scrooge upset and mad, he feels this is unfair. The keywords that show this are "old Joe produced a bag with money". This makes the reader feel that scrooge deserves it for not giving money to the poor when scrooge was alive. The rich in 1842 would have been scared of this happening to them. Dickens wanted to shock the reader and make them change there ways because only the rich would have been able to read in 1842. After being visited by the ghost's scrooge changed his ways for the better, many people after reading dickens book became more thoughtful. In the novel dickens paints a clear picture of what it was like for both rich and poor people in Victorian times. The themes in the novel are still in our society today greed and love. At Christmas people in today's society are more bothered about presents under the Christmas tree than family. By Megan Calderwood ...read more.

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