Act I "A Christmas Carol"
Terms in this set (22)
What does each letter of P.I.E. stand for?
Persuade, Inform, Entertain
Who wrote the original "A Christmas Carol?"
What can the audience infer from Scrooge's demand that the spirit take him away from the scenes of the past?
He is sorry for the way he lived.
What can be inferred about Scrooge's father from Fan's speech allowing him to come home for Christmas?
Scrooge's father was unkind and would not allow Scrooge to come home.
What information does the audience get only through the exposition?
Scrooge & Marley were once partners.
Which character presents most of the exposition of the play?
The dialogue between young Scrooge and the woman advances the plot by showing the audience how...
Scrooge grew to be so alone.
What does the woman say has replaced her in Scrooge's life?
His desire for wealth.
How does Scrooge respond to seeing the Christmas party of his former master, Fezziwig?
He wishes he could say a word to Bob Cratchit.
According to Marley, why does he walk the world as a spirit?
He never did anything in life except make money.
Scrooge does not believe at first that he sees Marley. How does he explain this?
He says that an undigested bit of food has affected his senses.
This line of dialogue about Marley shows Scrooge has a sense of humor..
"There's more gravy than grave about you."
What do we learn what kind of man Bob Cratchit is?
Forgiving of Scrooge
This line of dialogue best describes Scrooge's nephews ideas about Chritmas.
"Christmas is when men and women seem to open their shut up hearts freely."
Why is the woman ending their engagement?
Scrooge is more interested in money.
When Scrooge goes home in Act I, scence 3, which actions show that he is uneasy?
1. He checks each of the rooms.
2. He looks under the sofa and table.
3. He sees Marley's face in the pictures.
Why does Scrooge object to people enjoying Christmas?
He cares only for making money & Christmas is an interruption.
Which purpose for reading might be set after previewing the photograph of Jacob Marley?
If your purpose for reading the story was to understand how people spoke in the mid 1800's, which part of the play would be helpful?
What purpose might you set for reading about a passage about the description of Jacob Marley?
To gain an undertanding of character...informed about a character
What do you learn about Scrooge from Jacob Marley in Act I, scene 1.
He is a solitary, miserly man.
At the end of Act I, the audience is left wondering if Scrooge will:
change his behavior.