Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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1. There are an innumerable number of examples that indicate the setting of the story is in England of 1843. For instance, Scrooge suggests to his nephew that he should work in Parliament because of his aggressive speaking skills; the Parliament was the English government and the first legislative council elected during this date. Also, Saint Paul’s Churchyard is mentioned in reference to Hamlet’s father, which is located in England. Finally, Scrooge questions two poor men by asking if “The Treadmill and the Poor Law is in full vigor”. These were laws that were enacted in England and resulted in the incarceration of people unable to pay their bills. 2. The first character introduces is Old Marley, who was Scrooge’s business partner and…show more content…
In addition, Scrooge is indirectly characterized as poverty-stricken and penniless, as he feels it is “not fair… to pay a day’s wages for no work”. This shows that Scrooge is ungrateful for the things he have, which is wealth, and acts very pitiful although he is financially stable. This foreshadows the three spirits’ ghost because they want Scrooge to realize that Christmas is a time for Scrooge to share his wealth with everyone and not be selfish. 4. Marley was a business partner and friend of Scrooge. In relation to Marley’s will, Scrooge was the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. In relation to business, Scrooge was Marley’s sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.” 5. I believe Marley’s purpose in the story is warn Scrooge against his selfish ways before he die or he will be doomed, therefore he serves as a wakeup call. If Marley was not in the story, the ending would be similar to the beginning, in that Scrooge would continue to be misanthropic and not care about Christmas. Whereas now that Marley has gave Scrooge a warning the ending will be different in that Scrooge will attempt to change his ways, meaning being more charitable and receiving he Christmas spirit so that he won’t end up like Marley. 6. List several ways in which Scrooge and Marley are alike and different Marley Both Scrooge
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