"A Christmas Carol" By Dickens Essay

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1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge's Counting House, Scrooge's Home, Bob Cratchit's home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig's place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge's love of his life when she is married and they speaks about Scrooge and how he is now in a world of his money. Also it shows the exchange, homeless people under a bridge, and a cemetery.2.) The four main characters in the book are Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew, Fred.First, lets examine Ebenezer Scrooge, since he is the main character of the story, All 3 ghosts visit him. Through him, the lesson of the story is to be learned. In the book, he is made out to be Anti-Christmas and he is constantly commented about by characters in the book, some feeling pity, others feeling hostility.'External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he...Nobody ever stopped in the street to say, with gladsome looks, 'My dear Scrooge, how are you? When will you come to see me?'. No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o'clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge.' (Dickens 14).Next there is Tiny Tim, he seems to be a symbol of hope in this story even though he has to use a crutch to walk and he is very small. Despite his disability, he constantly keeps the spirit up and tries to maintain it in all his brothers, sisters, and parents, even though they are poor. He is the epitome of the Christmas spirit, that which should inhibit all of us. ' He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember, upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk and blind men see.' (125). This quote just shows how thoughtful he is, and how much he cares for others.Tiny Tim's father Bob Cratchit is next on my list. He is an employee of Scrooge and he is the only one in the Cratchit family to thank him genuinely for the job and the pay that he has given him to support his family and keep food in their stomachs. '...and in came little Bob, the father, with at least three feet of comforter, exclusive on the fringe, hanging down before him, and his threadbare clothes all darned up to look seasonable, and Tiny Tim upon his shoulder.'(121). The father's love for his family bleed through the fact that they are poor and Scrooge sees this in the way they act.The last but not least major character is Scrooge's nephew, Fred. He seems to be the only individual who comes to converse with Scrooge and offer him anything. In this case, Fred offered him...

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