Analysis Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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How Dickens does manipulate the reader in Stave 1 and Stave 5 of “A Christmas Carol”? “A Christmas Carol” was written by Charles Dickens, it was written in 1843. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 in Kent, but he lived in London. He used to work in a blacking warehouse in London. His family was put in Debtors Prison in 1824. Charles Dickens didn’t agree with Victorian attitude towards the poor-he had a social conscience. Later he wrote “A Christmas Carol” to show just how poor people were being treated. Cities grew and people flocked to them to work in factories, there were rich and poor classes living together in the city. At this time Victorian society was a very Christian society. In the story, which is about Christmas, Dickens emphasizes the religious aspect of Christmas, as he looked at the themes of ones duty or obligation to treating mankind generously. Christian values say that people should be kind and give money to the poor. In the Victorian era, many rich middle class people resented the poor; they thought they were lazy so they called them undeserving poor. Scrooge was one of these characters in Dickens’ story; he valued his business over human kindness. Scrooge is portray as a miserable “old sinner” in the…show more content…
Scrooge is hard-hearted towards other people and so is as miserable as the weather. "It was cold, bleak, biting weather..." When Scrooge is described the narrator says "The "cold" within him froze his old features". The word "Cold" explains to us that Dickens intends to use the weather to reflect Scrooge's character. The weather is "biting" and this really hurts people the same as Scrooge is "cold" hearted, so he hurts people too. Dickens use similes to compare Scrooge, for example he portrays him as “Hard and sharp as flint” the phrase is convincing us that Scrooge is a not an easy person to be
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