A Christmas Carol Essay

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A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Life for the lower class during this time was extremely hard because of enormous amounts of illnesses, young children worked and no education. A Christmas Carol was set in mid 19th century, during this time people had a really bad time; most of the people was unemployed and the people who were employed were paid deficiently, others were seasonal or casual, which meant they were when work was available so most of the families lived in poverty which means that they didn’t have access to nice food and clothes and children were also used for the family income so the children had to work in work houses. In contrast the rich people had access to doctors, plenty of food and didn’t have to …show more content…
The novel is written in first person. The narrator uses self referencing, “Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know my own knowledge.” This shows that the narrator is referencing to him. Dickens uses 1st person narrator to persuade the reader that the moral message is relevant so that the reader creates a relationship with the narrator and trusts the information provided. The phrase “Dead as a doornail” is a simile. Dickens uses this phrase at the beginning of the story to get the reader interested in the story and makes them want to read on. Dickens uses colloquialisms to communicate to the reader to make the narrator honest so that the reader believes what he says, so that the reader positions the reader to accept the extraordinary events that follow.
Dickens uses non-finite verbs to show how evil scrooge is and how he lends money and sets the interest rates, and then he fights to get every penny back. Dickens uses non finite verbs like “a

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