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WARM UP Column A 1.___ Liberal 2.___ Endeavor 3.___ Humbug 4.___ Percussion 5.___ Quizzical Column B A. (verb) To try B. (adjective) Questioning, curious C. (adjective) Generous, or tolerant D. (noun) Old term meaning fake, or a joke E. (noun) Section of a band or orchestra that make sound by one object striking another
Who wants to learn? Turn to scene 3 of A Christmas Carol in your Language of Literature.
Summary In this scene, Scrooge is working in his shop on Christmas Eve. His nephew, Fred, comes to wish him a Merry Christmas and invite him to dinner. Scrooge rudely refuses to celebrate Christmas. A Gentleman Visitor comes asking Scrooge for some money to supply the poor, homeless people with some “meat and drink and means of warmth” on Christmas. Scrooge rudely refuses to donate anything. The Gentleman explains that many poor people cannot go to the workhouses and “many would rather die.” Scrooge says, “If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.” Cratchit, Scrooge’s shop employee, patiently waits to be released from work and kindly reminds Scrooge that it is Christmas Eve. Scrooge is grumpy and short with Cratchit but eventually says he doesn’t have to come in to work on Christmas, his one day off a year.
Next, we must review Scene 2! Characters 1. Scrooge 2. Sparsit 3. Cook 4. Charwoman 5. Marley 6. Girl 7. Leper Setting Nighttime (Christmas eve) Nighttime (Christmas eve) The street Scrooge walks from his shop to home The street Scrooge walks from his shop to home Scrooge’s home Scrooge’s home Scrooge’s bedroom Scrooge’s bedroom
In this scene, Scrooge travels home from his shop on Christmas Eve. A poor girl on the street helps him home but Scrooge keeps calling her “boy” because he does not take time to notice her. When he arrives home, his house staff helps him get comfortable. They expect some extra coins from him for their Christmas bonus but he is too stingy and mean, and refuses to give them anything extra on Christmas. In his room before bed, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley tells him that he will be visited by three Spirits when the clock strikes one o’clock. Scrooge is frightened and before he can protest, Marley is gone and the clock strikes one o’clock. Summary
Now on to Scene 3! But FIRST…..just a little MORE background knowledge!
File Away your Background Knowledge Historical Knowledge Historical Knowledge New Vocabulary New Vocabulary
Historical Knowledge An apprentice (or ‘prentice for short) is someone who is learning a new trade or skill, such as baking, while working for the person who is teaching them that skill. Stuff from the olden days that aren’t really familiar with in this day and age Apprentice In scene 1, we met Cratchit, Scrooge’s apprentice. In scene 3, we meet Fezziwig, the person Scrooge ‘prenticed under.
Historical Knowledge Stuff from the olden days that aren’t really familiar with in this day and age Dowry A dowry is the money, goods, or estate that a bride’s family gives to her husband when they get married. In scene 3, we meet Scooge’s former Sweetheart who had no dowry to give to Scrooge through marriage because her family was not wealthy.
New Vocabulary BRUSQUE Brusque, which comes from an Italian word meaning rude, describes an abruptness of speech or manner that is not necessarily meant to be rude. BLUSTER Bluster means to talk in a loud, aggressive, or angry way with little effect.
New Vocabulary Waltz The waltz is a special kind of dance for two people. It originated in the 16 th century and was very popular in the 18 th and 19 th centuries.