A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Essay

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A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

In this essay I intend to write about Ebenezer Scrooge who is the key character of the astonishing novel written by Charles Dickens one of greatest English novelist of he Victorian period. He wrote and published ‘a Christmas carol’ in 1843. Charles Dickens’s also well know stories such as ‘Oliver twist’.

Dickens was born on the 2nd February 1812 in London port Hampshire. He moved from his birth place to Chatham where he received little education, he was however withdrawn from school at the age of 15 and work manually in a factory, then worked as a clerk in a solicitors office. Introduction

A Christmas carol, set in Victorian England, Dickens paints a picture of a man who has
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Dickens creates a cold-hearted, miserly character and shows how he changes his attitude and relationships with other people, his language and behavior. In stave one, dickens gives us a description of Scrooge which emphasizes his harsh, unforgiving personality, which is mirrored in his physical features: ‘The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue.’
Dickens lists adjectives such as, ‘grasping’ and ‘clutching’, which conjure up a negative image of Scrooge in your mind. From the beginning, we are told he is an unpleasant character. This is also reflected in his name, which is used as an adjective today to describe someone who is unpleasant and stingy. Dickens uses similes, adjectives and metaphors to describe how unpleasant Ebenezer Scrooge. ‘A covetous old sinner! Hard as a steel and sharp as a flint, from which no steel had ever struck out a generous fire. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him’. Dickens uses these appropriate languages helps to give the reader a very negative attitude towards scrooge, but also these words portray self-image of Scrooge as an evil, not friendly man. Dickens also writes about characters of the story and how there behavior toward Scrooge is. Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, "My dear Scrooge, how are you? When will you come to see me?" No
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