A Christmas Carol

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  • Theme
  • "Another idol has displaced me; and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried do, I have no just cause to grieve."
  • "A golden one."
  • "What idol has displaced you?"
  • "What idol has displaced you?"
  • Indirect Characterization
  • "A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!"
  • "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"
  • Internal Conflict
  • "I fear you more than any specter I've seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, as as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear your company, and do it with a thankful heart. Will you not speak to me?"
  • ...
  • When Scrooge was younger, he was engaged to his love, Belle. But Belle had to break off the engagement since she thought that Scrooge preferred money over her. The theme is that love is more important than anything else which is what Scrooge has to learn.
  • Symbolism
  • "I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it."
  • Scrooge's nephew visited Scrooge to wish him a Merry Christmas and instead of returning the message, he says Bah, Humbug. This indirectly characterizes Scrooge as grumpy and somebody that isn't as jolly as anybody else.
  • Allusion
  • "I don't know much about it either way. I only know he's dead."
  • "When did he die?"
  • When Scrooge first sees the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, he is scared of the ghost more than any of the rest. But Scrooge doesn't understand why the Ghost won't speak to him. Scrooge is having a conflict with this ghost in his imagination.
  • Imagery
  • It was clothed in one simple deep green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur. Its dark-brown curls were long and free; free as its genial face, its sparkling eye, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanor and its joyful air
  • Scrooge first sees Marley's ghost and wonders why he has a bunch of chains wrapped around him. These chains represent the wrongs he has done in life. Ghosts have to carry these chains for the rest of their lives and look among people regretting their decisions.
  • "You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
  • Scrooge is listening in to these two men's conversation and hears that they are talking about someone who has died. They never say the name of these person but the reader automatically knows that they are talking about Scrooge.
  • "Last night, I believe."
  • When Scrooge first sees the Ghost of Christmas Present, Dickens describes the appearance of the Ghost to put an image in the reader's mind of what the Ghost looked like.
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