Presentation on theme: "Symbolism Ghost of Christmas Present: Joy of Christmas Scabbard: Peace Sprinkles from torch: Generosity/forgiveness (makes people happy with each."— Presentation transcript:
Symbolism Ghost of Christmas Present: Joy of Christmas Scabbard: Peace Sprinkles from torch: Generosity/forgiveness (makes people happy with each other and happy with what they have no matter how little.) Tiny Tim: Selflessness
Use of Torch Angry people arguing in streets The Cratchit home Miner family gathered around table Lighthouse (2 men working) Ship (Workers thinking of Christmas Past)
Personification “Master Peter Cratchit blew the fire, until the slow potatoes bubbling up, knocked loudly at the saucepan-lid to be let out and peeled.” “…Spanish onions winking from their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by…”
Allusion “He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember, upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk and blind men see.”
Scrooge’s Haunting Words “If he be like to die then he’d better do it and decrease the population.” “Are there no prisons?” “Are there no workhouses?”
Societal Criticism “Alas for Tiny Tim, he bore a little crutch, and had his limbs supported by an iron frame!” (No insurance. Limited access to health care. Only rich could afford medical care) Martha, the oldest Cratchit daughter, has to work instead of go to school (Lack of education for the poor)
Theme As we go through life, our most important job is to lighten the burdens of others and reduce suffering. The spirit of Christmas, giving, and helping others should always be with us.