External Conflict › The struggle Scrooge has with the Spirits. Internal Conflict › The emotional struggle Scrooge has in himself to change.
Exposition › We are told Jacob Marley is dead. We also meet Scrooge and see how mean and greedy he is to everyone. Rising Action › Marley’s Ghost appears to Scrooge and warns him to change or be forever tormented. › Scrooge is visited by three Spirits to educate him so he can change.
Climax › The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge his and Tiny Tim’s future. Scrooge is so moved he vows to change. Falling Action › Scrooge awakes in his room on Christmas Day. He dances around, buys a turkey for the Cratchit’s, goes to his nephews for Christmas dinner, and raises Bob’s salary.
Resolution › Scrooge changes his greedy ways and saves Tiny Tim’s as well as his own life.
Happy at the parties and when Scrooge changes. Sad when Scrooge is dumped and Tiny Time dies. Scary when the 2 children and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come are in the scene.
The point of view is mostly 3 rd person like someone reading a story to his audience. But every once in a while, the narrator will break 3 rd person and talk directly to the reader with the pronoun “I.” So, some 1 st person is present.
Topics › Some topics in this book were: Greed Poverty Societal Responsibility Themes One who is greedy will die alone. The poor need help not judgment. With great power and wealth comes great responsibility to one’s society.
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