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Tale of Two Cities

In the novel, “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens says that the era of the French Revolution was an era of paradox. He also says that the period was so far like the present period. This mean that our era isn’t that different than the period of the French Revolution. This means that our…

Despite His Mean and Miserable Ways, We Never Completely Dislike Scrooge. Discuss.

Despite his mean and miserable ways, we never completely dislike Scrooge. Discuss. A Christmas carols by CHARLES DICKENS, it’s not only about the way that scrooge act as stingy and wretch, but it’s also a chance of given to make scrooge transformed to a generous and kind person. Readers denied being always hatred about scrooge….

Dickens’ approach of contrasting circumstances

The year is 1775, and circumstances in France and England seems paradoxically the best, yet the worst it can be. The monarchy and ruling classes of both countries may be relishing and experiencing the sheer elation of opulent wealth and glittering pomp, but they are detached from the sufferings and misery of the common folk….

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The withered arm, a short story written by Thomas Hardy

The withered arm, a short story written by Thomas Hardy, this story is written in a different way to some of Charles Dickens short story such as ‘trial for murder’, ‘The Signalman’ and ‘Confession found in a prison’ by the story being long and going over a long period of time it is written in…

A Christmas Carol

  Where as in the 2000 version, instead of enjoying the torture that the spirits are putting Scrooge through, we feel some sympathy towards Scrooge, with his deprived background, and no Father figure in life. In the 1951 version, Scrooge visits the coalmines, light houses, the fishermen at sea, his nephew and also want and…

A Christmas Carol

Horror films generally incorporate a set of codes and conventions which make it clear to the audience which type of genre the film belongs to. Dead Set follows conventional horror film narratives in that many of the codes and conventions shown within the narrative are depicted to an effect that suggests crucial aspects of the…

Jacob Marley

A Christmas Carol’ is a Victorian tale that is loved by millions worldwide. It was written by Charles Dickens in 1843 and combines the harsh reality of poverty in Victorian times with the joy of Christmas and ghosts. The reason why we celebrate at Christmas is due to Charles Dickens himself, with food, parties and…

A Christmas Carol

Therefore even though he is very rich Scrooge refuses to make a small donation to help the poor. “I can’t afford to make idle people merry”. Scrooge believes the poor should be in prisons and union workhouses which are extremely unpleasant yet he is “very glad to hear” they are still in operation. This demonstrates…

Victorian London

Through these few words and phrases, I can picture the poor in pain and suffering as the needle like cold prods and prick them like voodoo dolls. This helps bring about the effectiveness of the poor situations the poor are in. Dickens describes Scrooge as having no sympathy for a poor boy “stopped down at…

Christmas Carol

  But overall when it comes to the characters in the story, it would have been for the older audience, mainly because, many of the characters aren’t suitable for children, fortunatley the media and industry have transformed the original characters into the more child friendly characters which can be seen in the modern films of…

A Christmas Carol

    ” His fianci?? was in a mourning-dress because it is personifying that her love for him has died because of he has replaced her with money and only loves his money. The second Sprit Scrooge came across was also associated with light which meant that it had something to do with knowing the…

A miserly person

Dickens’ main social aim in ‘A Christmas Carol’ is to portray the terrible conditions and problems that are faced by the poor, in the hope of creating a kinder, more charitable attitude towards them so that they would be treated with more compassion. It is a story designed to evoke the readers’ consciences to convince…

A Christmas Carol

Born in 1812 the second child of a Navy Pay officer, life was never going to be easy for Charles Dickens. In his infant years Dickens had his fair share of bad luck. He knew how it felt to be cold, miserable, poor and altogether unhappy. Soon Dickens’ father was in debt and was sent…

Compare Dickens’ portrayal of Scrooge in Stave 1

Compare Dickens’ portrayal of Scrooge in Stave 1 with Scrooge in Stave 5. Comment on the effects of Dickens’ choice of language and form. Explain and discuss how these two sides of Scrooge reflect the society of the time and the treatment of the poor. In the book ‘A Christmas Carol’, by Charles Dickens, there…

A Christmas Carol

As proved by in Scrooges words and character the Ghost of Christmas Past has had a positive impact on the transformation in his character. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge another view of Christmas, a view in which Scrooge had never encountered before in the past or present, a view into a poor family’s…

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