A Christmas Carol

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  • Indirect Characterization
  • Scrooge doesn't allow his clerk to have a big fire. This indirectly characterizes him as greedy and selfish. This is because he keeps the coal even though he doesn't need it, he just doesn't want to share.
  • "the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But he couldn't replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal box in his own room"(622)
  • Indirect Characterization
  • This shows Scrooge counting down to the minute that the ghost is going to come. This indirectly characterizes him as nervous. He is nervous about when the ghost will come.
  • "'A quarter to it' said Scrooge. 'Ding dong!' 'The hour itself' said Scrooge"(632)
  • Another idol has displaced me.
  • Internal Conflict
  • A golden one.
  • What idol has displaced you?
  • This scene shows an internal conflict for scrooge which is he regrets not caring about Belle. He is now sad that she is living a happy life without him.
  • "This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want"(654)
  • Symbolism
  • This scene shows ho the Ghost of Christmas Present symbolizes England. This is because England only showed it's power and hid its problems. The Ghost is all powerful and hides it's problem, the two kids. This symbolizes that Scrooge can't hide his problems or he wont change.
  • Symbolism
  • Ebeneezer Scrooge
  • This scene shows the Ghost of Christmas future showing Scrooge his grave. When Scrooge asks him if his future is alterable his hand starts shaking. This symbolizes that if he changes his future can change.
  • "The kind hand trembled"(663)
  • "Are there no prisons?'... 'The Treadmill?"(623)
  • This scene shows the theme the power of change. Scrooge goes from being a stingy mean old man to generous nice man. This scene shows Scrooge at the beginning asking if there were prisons for the poor when he was asked to donate. Then at the end the ghost asks if there are prisons which makes him sad because he changed.
  • "Are there no prisons?' said the spirit"(654)
  • Theme
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