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"A Christmas Carol" key quotes
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Scrooge - Hard and.......
sharp as flint
This quote implies scrooge is a self inflicted loner but also suggests that there's more to him just like an oyster which can be prised open to find a pearl inside.
As solitary as an oyster
He carried his .............
own low temperature with him
If they'd rather
die, they'd better do it and decrease the surplus population.
Are there no.....
prisons? Are there no workhouses?
list of negative adjectives that represent Scrooge's misanthropic attitude.
a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner
What right do you have to be
merry? What reason do you have to be merry? You're poor enough.
I have come to dinner...
Will you let me in Fred?
I'll send it
to Bob Cratchit.
Therefore I am
about to raise your salary
What shall I put you down for?
Nothing, Scrooge replied.
What does Scrooge do in stave one when a carol singer comes to the door?
Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action, that the carol singer fled in terror.
What does Scrooge say to Bob when he asks for one day off at Christmas time? "You'll want all day tomorrow, I suppose?" said Scrooge. "If quite convenient sir."
It's not convenient.
What does the clerk do in stave one in the hopeful effort to keep warm?
He tried to warm himself at the candle
c heap and Scrooge liked it.
I don't make myself merry
at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry.
I will honour
Christmas in my heart
What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money...
a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer.
A description of Fred which juxtaposes Scrooge's harsh description in stave one
His face was ruddy and handsome; his eyes sparkled....
What does Scrooge do to his office in stave one
He iced his office in the dog days and didn't even thaw it one degree at Christmas time.
Dickens' description of Scrooge's bodily features which reflects his miserly personality.
The cold within him froze his old features: made his eyes red , his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his voice.
Scrooge's business partner
Old Marley was
as dead as a doornail.
What does Marley's Ghost wear
I wear the chain I forged in life.
What does Marley's ghost finally realise about what his real business in life was?
Mankind was my business.
Scrooge's eternally cheerful nephew
What is Fred's description of Christmas in stave one?
Christmas is a good time, a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.
Fred: Don't be angry uncle...
Come dine with us tomorrow.
Fred: I want nothing of you;
I ask nothing of you ; why cannot we be friends?
Fred: Scrooge's offences carry their
own punishment. Who suffers? himself!
I'll give you Mr Scrooge
The founder of the feast
The description of the clerk fire in stave one....
The clerk's fire was so very much smaller than that; it looked like only one coal.
What does Belle say about Scrooge displacing her?
Another idol has displaced me... a golden one.
The first spirit to visit Scrooge: described as childlike but old
The Ghost of Christmas Past
(The boy carol singer) THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST STARTS TO BRING OUT A change in Scrooge as he begins to reflect on his recent behaviour towards others.....
I should like to give him something that's all.
a solitary child
neglected by his friends, is left there still
This ghost shows Scrooge his younger self so it is fitting that he adopts the appearance of both young and old.
It was a strange like figure -like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man.
Quote describing how the folks at Fezziwig's party take pleasure in the small things.....
A small matter to make these folks so full of gratitude
Quote, that contradicts Scrooge's past attitude towards his clerk which highlights that his heart softening and he begining to change...
I should like to be able to say a word or two my clerk just now, that's all.
The ghost of Christmas present warns Scrooge if society does not change and the rich do not start taking care of the poor and needy someone will die....
I see a vacant seat, the child will die
The children under the ghosts of Christmas's presents cloak described by an asyndetic list to emphasise how terrible they are....
Wretched, abject ,frightful, hideous, miserable.
The ghost of Christmas present is described as?
"There sat a jolly giant, glorious to see"
The ghost is trying to show Scrooge even people worse off than him are celebrating Christmas..
Joining their horny hands over the rough table at which they sat, they wished each other Merry Christmas in their can of grog
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree...
but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom
"To the poor one most.
Because it needs it most."
Ghost of Christmas past.
The ghost of Christmas Past's voice is a contrast to Scrooge's grating voice.
"The voice was soft and gentle"
The characters that kept Scrooge company as he had nobody else.
"Why it's Ali baba"
First sign of Scrooge changing his miserly ways.....
"I should have liked to given him something that's all."
What does Little Fan say about Scrooge's father...
"Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home's like heaven."
Fezziwig opened the warehouse to everyone in need at Christmas time: contrast to Scrooge now as he will not even give money to charity collectors.
"In they all came, one after another."
Scrooge has started to change; he's thinking about other people rather than just himself.
"I should like to be able to say a word a
or two to my clerk just now!"
Ghost of Christmas yet to come....
A solemn Phantom, draped and hooded
Yo ho my boys!
No more work tonight. It's Christmas Eve.
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