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James Spencer Mr Slemp English coursework Introduction The conditions for the poor were terrible at the time when Charles dickens wrote the novel a Christmas carol to express his concern about the conditions for these people. At first Charles was going to show his concern by writing a serious pamphlet explaining the conditions people were living in but after much thought he decided a book would be better because he was a famous author. Charles believed this would help by alerting people of the lives the people were living so they would donate to charity at Christmas a time of giving Paragraph 1 In stave one of the book we are introduced to Scrooge and Jacob Marley. In the first stave scrooge is described as and evil man and also you can tell this from the things he says "Every idiot who goes around with "Merry Christmas" on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holy through his heart." ...read more.


Scrooge's fianc�e told him when she didn't want to see him anymore because he had changed at the begging of this chapter he is show as a hard working boy in school that didn't really have any friends but had a grate love for his sister. The chapter also tells us about the time he worked for Mr. Feziwig and how he used to have a good time and how he was bad employer because he didn't treat his staff to a good time. Paragraph 3 In stave three Scrooge meets the second of the ghosts the ghost of Christmas present who shows him what over peoples Christmas are like this shows the appalling conditions the Cratchits lived in and how his nephew disrespects him and what he says about him "his offences carry their own punishment, and I have nothing to say against his". Fred said after he called a toast to his uncle later on at the meal they all insult scrooge. ...read more.


person he dose this by trying to be nice to other people and by doing good deeds he also apologizes to bob and says "a merrier Christmas, bob, my good fellow, than I have given for many a year! I'll raise your salary; endeavor to assist your struggling family." Scrooge said to bob on Christmas day he also gives the Cratchit's a turkey anonymously and goes to dinner with his nephew and family this shows that scrooge has changed a lot and also want to be a better person Conclusion I believe that by the end of the story scrooge is a better person and the only reason he became a bad person was because of his own ignorance to what was going on around him. Charles Dickens is try to tell his rich audience of readers that money isn't every thing and you can have a good time without it but if you do have it you should be generous and try to help over people have a good time and by doing that you will have a good time your self ...read more.

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