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How does dickens' use of colour help to set the scene and help the reader understand the transformation that Scrooge undergoes

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Corinne West How does dickens' use of colour help to set the scene and help the reader understand the transformation that Scrooge undergoes? Introduction Charles Dickems was born in Portsmouth 1812. He had a tough childhood which is potrayed in many of his novels. With the serialization of oliver twist (1837-9) dickens began his indictment of the cruelty that children suffer at the hands of society. ...read more.

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Dickens sadly died in 1870. In 'The Christmas Carol' Dickens uses both overt and sublimenal colour to set the scene and establish the characters. The book was set in winter were there are not may varies of colour, but the colours Dickens does use are significant because they are important and predominant because they are Cold, bitter and frosty which compliment scrooges personality. ...read more.

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He is also potrayed as " hard and sharp as flint" Flint is cold and grey which is the same as Scrooges exterior. Dickens use of overt colour helps to back up everything he has already stated. "... his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grated voice" Dickens is describing Scrooge as a tough man who doesn't really have any friends because he is so cold which is portrayed through the blue lips. Scrooge never changes ...read more.

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