A Christmas Carol

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  • INTERNAL CONFLICT
  • I don't.
  • You don't believe in me.
  • SYMBOLISM
  • Who and what are you?
  • I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.
  • INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
  • Indirect characterization
  • Nothing!
  • I wish to be left alone.
  • What shall we out you down for?
  • You wish to be left anonymous?
  • This scene shows when Scrooge initially meets the ghost of Marley. Scrooge is unable to decide whether he believes in the Ghost even though he is right in front of him. Scrooge is even having a conversation with the ghost even though he claim he doesn't exist.
  • THEME
  • I was a boy.
  • Our contract is an old one. It was made when we were both poor, and content to be so, until, in good season, we could improve our worldly fortune our patient industry. You are changed. When it was made you were another man.
  • This scene shows the Ghost of Christmas past meeting Scrooge. The ghost of Christmas past represents a candle and the ability to see. The ghost is the light to see into Scrooge's past. With out the ghost Scrooge wouldn't be able to see his past at all
  • INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
  • God Bless us everyone!
  • Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!
  • This scene shows two portly gentlemen asking for donations for the poor. Scrooge rudely declined, showing a strong indirect characterization. Scrooge is greedy because he can't bear to donate even a little during the Christmas time. Scrooge claims he doesn't want to donate because he already supports work houses with his taxes. The men then inform him of the harsh conditions of the workhouses, but still, Scrooge brushes it off because to him the poor are surplus population.
  • SYMBOLISM
  • Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
  • This scene shows the theme of change in A Christmas Carol. In the beginning of the story, Scrooge was a gleeful boy. As he grows old his obsession with money grows with him. Belle, his fiance, eventually realizes this and ends the engagement.
  • This scene shows the Crachit family enjoying Christmas dinner. Tiny Tim lists every thing he is thankful for and says, "God Bless us everyone!" This indirectly shows Tiny Tim is thankful for what he has even though he is stuck in his crippled body.
  • This scene shows the ghost of Christmas Spirit showing Scrooge Want and Ignorance. Want represents Scrooge's greed for money. Ignorance symbolizes England in the 1800s ignoring all of the poor people. The Spirit uses Scrooge's rude words against him to make him feel guilty after Scooge expresses a feeling of worry for the children
  • Have they no refuge or resource?
  • DOOM
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