What Narrative Elements Does Dickens Employ to Educate the Society of Victorian England in His Novella a Christmas Carol?

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What narrative elements does Dickens employ to educate the society of Victorian England in his novella A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens employs narrative elements to educate the society of Victorian England in his novella A Christmas Carol. The novella tells us the story of an old man named Scrooge, who doesn’t have a generous character is seen to change and become more generous after seeing what has, what is and what will happen to, not only himself but also the people around him. Dickens uses a range of narrative elements from supernatural elements, such as ghosts to the main character, Scrooge, in an effort to educate the society of his time. Dickens also feels a strong need to comment on the enormous gap between the rich and the poor in Victorian England. The main element of the novella that Dickens uses in order to educate the society is that of the main character Scrooge. Dickens uses the character of Scrooge to show, not only the society of Victorian England but also a modern reader that money can’t buy happiness. Through this character Dickens feels the need to convey to his audience not to become too attached to their assets such as money and wealth since there is no use accumulating large savings if they’re going to feel miserable spending it. Dickens states ‘Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it’ in order to justify the actions of Scrooge and the society of that era. Through this character Dickens compels the reader to value simplicity. Dickens wanted to teach the society to be content with what they have and to appreciate the benefits of simplicity. Secondly, Dickens uses supernatural elements such as ghosts to teach society to learn from their own mistakes. It is inherent to the learning process to commit mistakes, it is the ability to learn from others’ failures and successes. The ghosts in the novella are intended to communicate this message
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