A Christmas Carol. In Prose. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions , including carols , and newer customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol Notes
A fter a particularly bleak year, millions in the English-speaking world and beyond will seek some comfort by watching a converted miser in a nightshirt, skipping about as light as a feather. So what might have been a polemic to harangue, instead became a story for which audiences hungered. Dickens set out to write his pamphlet-turned-book in spring , having just read government report on child labor in the United Kingdom. The report took the form of a compilation of interviews with children—compiled by a journalist friend of Dickens—that detailed their crushing labors. Dickens read the testimony of girls who sewed dresses for the expanding market of middle class consumers; they regularly worked 16 hours a day, six days a week, rooming—like Martha Cratchit—above the factory floor.
A Christmas Carol Book Report
Charles Dickens. On a dark and dreary Christmas Eve, a hard-hearted, solitary, old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge sits working in his counting house. The weather outside is bitterly cold, and inside, is little better. Well, if wealth is the determinant of happiness, Fred replies, what cause has Scrooge to be so glum? Celebrating Christmas, Fred continues, may not make people rich, but it is worthwhile.
He was an author of the 19 th century. Some may say it is realistic fiction but with the ghosts and thoughts of time travel it is fiction. One is Scrooge a mean soul but the main character. Also Marley he died on a Christmas eve and is not that important so far. There is also Scrooge's nephew who came to his buisness and asked him if he wanted to have dinner with his family on Christmas but Scrooge said, " Ba humbug.