Outline Biographical Sketch of Charles Dickens Summary of A Christmas Carol Literature Elements Symbols My Favorite Quote
Charles Dickens 185218611868 Full Name: Charles John Huffam Dickens (early alias: Boz) Date of Birth: February 7th, 1812 Major Works: Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities
Summary Marley’s Ghost The First of the Three Spirits – The Ghost of Christmas Past The Second of the Three Spirits – The Ghost of Christmas Present The Last of the Spirit – The Ghost of Christmas Future A Changed Mr. Scrooge
Illustrations I by John Leech Illustrations I by John Leech Four Woodcuts Scrooge’s Phantoms Scrooge distinguishes the First Spirit Jacob Marley Coming
Illustrations II Four Hand Colored Etchings Four Hand Colored Etchings Mr. Fezziwig Ball The Ghost of Christmas Present The Ghost of Christmas Future Jacob Marley Coming
Literature Elements Plot: An Episodic Characters: Main – Mr. Scrooge, Main – Mr. Scrooge, Antagonist – The Ghost of Past, Present, Future, Antagonist – The Ghost of Past, Present, Future, Supporting – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jocob Marley, Fred, Fezziwig Supporting – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jocob Marley, Fred, Fezziwig Tones and Styles Theme Analysis of this book
Symbols I Mr. Scrooge - greed, selfishness, and a lack of goodwill toward one’s fellow man The Ghost of Christmas Past - memory The Ghost of Christmas Present – generosity, empathy, and the Christmas spirit The Ghost of Christmas Future – the fear of death and moral reckoning
Symbols II The Crathits – the plight of the children of London’s poor Ignorance and Want – The boy is Ignorance, and the girl is want. = Doom Tiny Tim – Large families and child mortality were common in the 19th century (Victorian period), and suffered the loss of a child.
My Favorite Quotes These miserable children are Man’s. The boy is Crime. The girl is Need. They will destory Man if nothing is done about them. I will remember the Past, and think of the Future. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy new year to all the world! Hurrah!
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