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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Transcript of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
was born in Portsea in 1812.
when he was 10 years old his family moved to London.
when he was 12 he was sent to work in a factory.
At nineteen, he became a newspaper reporter.
wrote short stories and descriptions of English life.
The Pickwick Papers (1836)
Oliver Twist (1837-8)
David Copperfield (1849-50)
Great Expectations (1860-1)
A Christmas Carol is one example of Dicken's criticism of society and it is also the most famous Christmas story in the world.
Dicken's books were bestsellers and they are still popular.
He always attacked the materialism of Victorian society and tried to show how it caused poverty and other social proplems.
Bob cratchit, Scrooge's clerk.
Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim
Jacob Marley, Scroooge's business partner.
The three spirits:
The Ghost of Christmas past
It was small, like a child, but it was also like an old woman.
Its long hair was white but its face looked young. It was wearing white clothes with summer flowers on them. There was
a piece of green holly in its hand
Scrooge is taken to:
1- the place where he was born
2- The School where he studied
3-Home with his family
4- Mr Fezziwig's office
5- With his fancée Belle
6- Belle's home
The Ghost of Christmas Present
On the walls there was some green holly with red berries, and mistletoe and ivy. In the fireplace was a great fire. On the floor there was a lot of food: turkey, goose, chicken, rabbit, pork and sausages, as well as mince pies, puddings, fruit, cakes and hot punch. And on the sofa sat a very large man - a giant- and he was holding up a torch.... The spirit had kind and gentle eyes. There was holly round its long dark hair. Its face was young and happy.
Scrooge is taken to:
1- In the city streets on Christmas morning.
2-To a baker's shop where goose or chicken were cooked in the oven.
3- To the suburbs of the city where Bob Crachit lives with his big family.
4- To his nephew's house.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
It was tall and silent. Scrooge couldn't see its face or its body because it was wearing long, black clothes and a black hood.
Scrooge was taken to:
1- In the centre of London.
2-To a poor part of the city where the streets were dirty and narrow.
3- To Bob Cratchit's House.
4- To his office.
5- To his grave.
Fred, Scrooge's nephew.
A Chistmas Carol
Mr Scrooge, a miser man