The reader is shown his harshness in the office, where he will not allow Bob Cratchit enough coal to warm his work cubicle and begrudges his employee a day off for Christmas, even claiming that his clerk is exploiting him.
He turns away two men who seek a donation from him to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerkBob CratchitChristmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom. Marley tells Scrooge that he has a single chance to avoid the same fate: Finally, they visit a now-married Belle with her large, happy family on the Christmas Eve that Marley died.
The spirit informs Scrooge that Tiny Tim will die unless the course of events changes. Before disappearing, the spirit shows Scrooge two hideous, emaciated children named Ignorance and Want. Stave four[ edit ] Scrooge and Bob Cratchit celebrate Christmas in an illustration from stave five of the original edition, The silent ghost reveals scenes involving the death of a disliked man whose funeral is attended by local businessmen only on condition that lunch is provided.
His charwomanlaundress and the local undertaker steal his possessions to sell to a fence. When he asks the spirit to show a single person who feels sorrow over his death, he is only given the pleasure of a poor couple who rejoice that his death gives them more time to put their finances in order.
When Scrooge asks to see tenderness connected with any death, the ghost shows him Bob Cratchit and his family mourning the death of Tiny Tim. Sobbing, Scrooge pledges to change his ways. Stave five[ edit ] Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning a changed man.
The following day he gives Cratchit an increase in pay and becomes a father figure to Tiny Tim. From then on Scrooge begins to treat everyone with kindness, generosity and compassion, embodying the spirit of Christmas. Background[ edit ] Dickens at the blacking warehouse, as envisioned by Fred Barnard The writer Charles Dickens was born to a middle class family which got into financial difficulties as a result of the spendthrift nature of his father John.
Dickens, aged 12, was forced to pawn his collection of books, leave school and work at a dirty and rat-infested shoe-blacking factory.
The change in circumstances gave him what his biographer, Michael Slater, describes as a "deep personal and social outrage", which heavily influenced his writing and outlook. Their practice was copied in many homes across the country.
In the episode, a Mr Wardle relates the tale of Gabriel Grub, a lonely and mean-spirited sextonwho undergoes a Christmas conversion after being visited by goblins who show him the past and future. It was a parliamentary report exposing the effects of the Industrial Revolution upon working class children.
Sales of Martin Chuzzlewit were falling off, and his wife, Catherinewas pregnant with their fifth child. By 24 October Dickens invited Leech to work on A Christmas Carol, and four hand-coloured etchings and four black-and-white wood engravings by the artist accompanied the text.
This psychological conflict may be responsible for the two radically different Scrooges in the tale—one a cold, stingy and greedy semi-recluse, the other a benevolent, sociable man.A Christmas Carol shows how the Christmas spirit and caring people can change a person and their outlook on life.
A Christmas Carol is a secular story of Christmas time in an urban setting (Perdue ). The story tells the sacred story of Christmas as well.
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Dickens portrayed a symbolic character of the upper class of the society at that time, Ebenezer Scrooge, who was a stingy, pessimistic miser, and eventually.
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