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The Christmas Carol

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Transcript of The Christmas Carol

Ian James Sanderson
Jutiporn Trakultanakorn
Thipchuta Memusor
Siradarat Sirikulwanich
Team Members
Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

Author/Charles Dickens
Characters in the story
Brief Story Outline
Appreciative Reading
Symbolic Representations
cont'd Author
Born February 7,1812
Son of John and Elizabeth Dickens
First nine years of life in the coastal regions of Kent, England

"Charles Dickens"
He returned to school after his father was released
He was a law clerk before he became one of the most popular English novelists
His first novel "The Pick Wick Papers" at age 25
"Ebenezer Scrooge"
The protagonist
Miser old man
Hates irrational things like
happiness,generosity, and Christmas
Cold character

"Bob Cratchit"
"The Ghost
of Christmas Present"
"Tiny Tim"
• Scrooge's clerk with a large family
• Poor, but he is good, respectable,
responsible, and deeply religious
• "A moving way to give a glimpse
into poor life" (Shmoop.com)

• The youngest member of the
Cratchit family, crippled from birth.
• Sickly and angelic small boy
• "Used to highlight the tribulations of
England's poor" (shmoop.com)

"A Christmas Carol" was written in 1843
Other masterpiece such as
"Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities"
Died of stroke on June 9,1870
• Scrooge's nephew
• Only living relative of Scrooge
• He wants to pull him out of isolation and back into the world.

"Jacob Marley"
• A greedy Scrooge's long-dead
business partner
• He appears to Scrooge with all
wrapped up in chains

"The Ghost
of Christmas
• An unsettling combination of a small child
and an old man
• This ghost is generally quiet, thoughtful,
and surprisingly compassionate for the
bits of Scrooge's miserable childhood
• Majestic giant clad in green robe
• Takes Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries' Holiday celebrations
• Shows Scrooge how the other spend their Christmas holidays
"The Ghost
of Christmas
Yet to Come "
• A silent menacing figure
phantom clad in a black
hooded robe
• This ghost takes Scrooge to
a series of strange places,
including a graveyard
The Story in Brief
It is Christmas Eve in England
Ebenezer Scrooge
- The most miserable, stingy, grumpy,
inconsiderate old man.
- Bob Cratchit works in Scrooge’s
Counting Shop
The Christmas Visitors
Later that day ..
The Ghost of Jacob Marley
That Night ..
The Three Ghosts of Christmas

The Story in Brief

Our Favourite Aspects

1. “a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life…”

2. “a symbolic representation” 

What is an Allegory?
Ebenezer Scrooge
- Greed, Selfishness
Bob Cratchit
Tiny Tim
- Gratitude
Fred (Nephew)
- Xmas Spirit

cont'd Symbolic
Ghost of Marley
- Fate
Ghost of Christmas Past
- Memory
- Childhood connection
Ghost of Christmas Present
- Empathy, Charity, Love
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
- Death and Fear of death
- Loneliness

Imminent Moral Reckoning
Merry Christmas

A modern view of Christmas
Less concerned with Religion
- Can be enjoyed by people from
all backgrounds and cultures
- It’s about festive celebrations
- Generosity, kindness, love

the story

Writing style
• To entertain
• Novella about the journey of the
main character
• Dickens used capitalism and
consumerism as themes
• Characteristics of the gothic novel
• Fantasy or Fairly tale
• Happy Ending


• Ghost story with a moral style
• Heart-warming story
• A message of hope
• Value of the Christmas
festival and family

Why you should
read this book?
• Multicultural literature
• Easy vocabulary
- Especially for second
language learners
• Moral in itself
• To understand the concept of
the book "You need to read"

Moral of the story
Quotes from “A Christmas Carol”
Writing Style
Aesthetic Value
Reasons to read this book
"Darkness is cheap,
and Scrooge liked it." (Dickens)
Do not be attached to your money.
"In life, my spirit never rose beyond the limits of
our money-changing holes! Now I am doomed to wander without rest or peace, incessant torture and remorse!" (Dickens)
Do not live to work.

"Ah! You do not know the weight and length of
strong chain you bear yourself! It was as full and as long as this seven Christmas eves ago and you have labored on it since. Ah, it is a ponderous chain!" (Dickens)
Learn from others' mistakes.

in this story

Second of eight son
His father had a lot of debts
Charles lived alone outside and worked as laborer
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Dickens, Charles. “A Christmas Carol.” 
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Goodreads Editors. “A Christmas Carol Quotes.”
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Schmoop Editors. “A Christmas Carol Writing Style”
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SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on A Christmas Carol.”
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Tomaline, Claire. “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.”
. December 12, 2013.

Yusoontorn, Sompong. “10 Moral Lessons From Christmas Carol.”
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