A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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  • Symbolism
  • Marley wears the chain that he made in life. This chain is symbolic of all of the bad things that he did to people during life and how those deeds tie him to Earth in the afterlife.
  • "You are fettered. Tell me why."
  • "I wear the chain I forged in life, I made it link by link, and yard by yard."
  • Indirect Characterization
  • Scrooge is slowly changing into someone that is not cold-hearted, and cares for something other than money. He is being indirectly characterized by his thoughts.
  • What I would not give to be one of them!
  • Symbolism
  • The light symbolizes the past and memories that have made Scrooge what he is today. He can never get rid of his past because his past has shaped him.
  • "Though Scrooge pressed it down with all his force, he could not hide the light"(640).
  • Indirect Characterization
  • Scrooge has been indirectly characterized as receptive through his words. Scrooge was unwilling with the forst spririt to go with him, but wants to learn from this spirit.
  • "Tonight if you aught to teach me, let me profit by it!"(644).
  • Indirect characterization
  • Scrooge is indirectly characterized as compassionate through his words in this scene. Scrooge had never shown any kindness toward his fellow human beings before this point and now he cares that Tiny Tim will die.
  • "Spirit, tell me if Tiny Tim will live"(648).
  • "No, no. Oh no, kind spirit say he will be spared!"(648)
  • "The child will die"(648).
  • The theme of A Christmas Carol is, the importance of family and kindness. Scrooge knows now that he will change his fate by cherishing his loved ones and remembering the lessons from all three spirits that visited him
  • Theme
  • "Spirit!... I am not the man I was!... I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year... The spirits of all three shall strive within me"(663).
  • Ebenezer Scrooge
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