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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - transformation
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"Scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" "hard and sharp as flint" "solitary as an oyster" "but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone"
Compare how he is now with the end.
How is Scrooge introduced to the reader, and how would you use this in an essay about transformation?
He was an excellent man of business of the day of the funeral, and solemnised it with a bargain.
What quote proves that he was so covetous that he didn't even honour his 'sole' friend's funeral?
'No rest, no peace. Incessant torture of remorse': which means he can't help others.
What does Marley say will be Scrooge's future if he doesn't change?
1. Charity workers in the beginning
2. Realises that Tiny Tim will die and ghost suggests TT is surplus
3. business men see Scrooge as surplus
The 'decrease the surplus population' quote can be linked on 3 separate occasions. What are they?
He can't say it because he can't completely dismiss the message of the ghost.
What can't Scrooge say at the end of the first stave that indicates a change, and why does it?
Makes us realise that he doe shave a pearl (solitary as an oyster) inside him, which means he CAN change.
In terms of transformation, what purpose does the returning to his school scenes have?
'Remove me from this place,' Scrooge said in a broken voice.
Shows he is upset, which may help him to change his nasty ways and not miss out on future relationships.
How does Scrooge react when the ghost shows him Belle and her family, and why?
'Wolfish', 'yellow, meagre'. Uneducated. 'Doom' on his forehead.
Scrooge's greed has created them. Unless things change this will be the future.
How are Ignorance and Want described, and what purpose do they have in the novella?
'Gnawing rats. What they wanted in this room of death, and why they were so restless and disturbed, Scrooge did not dare to think.'
Scary image. Scrooge is so mean that even the rats are freaked out. Seeing this consequence of his life Scrooge knows he must change.
How are the rats described in the room where Scrooge lies, and why?
Scrooge is going to rewrite his future. He has changed in his heart.
What does the trembling of the ghost's hand and eventual disappearance tell us about change?
'I am as light as a feather, as happy as an angel. '
'I'm quite a baby'
Pathetic fallacy is reversed: 'Golden sunlight, heavenly sky; sweet fresh air'
'He shan't know who sends it'
Walking with his hands behind him
'Not a farthing less. A great many back payments are included in it.'
'I'll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family.'
'Make up the fire and buy another coal scuttle'
'Some people laughed at his alteration, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them'
Name 3 quotes/things from Stave 5 that prove he has changed
Victorian society had lots of wealth disparity. He wanted the rich to realise that there was consequences to greed, but they could change and be much happier.
Why was Dickens so intent on showing the reader Scrooge changing?
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