Christmas Carol

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 8
  • Published : April 12, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
CHRISTMAS CAROL
BY
CHARLES DICKENS
Christmas Carol tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miserable self-centered man, that works in his counter house on a frigid Christmas eve with his exploited employee. Bob Cratchit. If there is one thing he hates more then beggars it is Christmas. A Christian analogy of redemption based upon a kind given, charitable pleasant time of Christmas scrooge is a skin flint business man who represents the greedy impulses of Victorian rich he subscribed to the guise of poor laws which oppress the underclass and has brought no warm to his spirit unlike money. Yet under the symbol of Christian analogy Dickens investigate the complicated nature of time in a capitalist system. (see Kucich 1994) Finally Christmas carol a beautiful poem of a man haunted by his own conscious represented by a spirit in a time in depresses need of change. see (Rowell 1993) The first lines were ringing the three quarter past eleven. This illustrates that something out of the extraordinary is about to take place a set of systematically sequence will begin. The narrative style of the first stanza is fast and strong. The spirit is seems mysterious and full of gloom. It was shrouded in a deep black garment which concealed its head, its face, its form and left nothing of it visible accept for a protruding claw. (See line 2-4) see Slater (2007)

The claw reminds us of the stereotypical image of the reaper, the claw is quite sinister the spirit is grim reaper like in appearance representing how the one thing yet to come for all of us is death. The spirit never speaks, it simply points forward with its outstretched hand. This demonstrates that there’s no going back, and that our movement towards death is relentless. The children symbolize personification, the boy ignorance, the girl want. Aberration of man, who are not following god commandment, similar to scripture, People who are greedy are bad for humanity, and so forth are those who are ignorant. At...
tracking img