Essay about The Victorian Life in the Novel A Christmas Carol

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The Victorian Life in the Novel A Christmas Carol

There are many pictures that 'A Christmas Carol' creates and in this essay I will show you all of them. This novella explores the many diverse types of life in the harsh Victorian era. From the Rich cruel citizens to the poor of poor like the Cratchit family.

One of the pictures portrayed in the novella is the fact that many rich upper class gentlemen were not actually gentle men; in fact they could be quite the opposite. He portrays the typically attitudes of these upper class people in the Victorian era by creating Ebenezer Scrooge. Ebenezer Scrooge is the focus point of this book because Charles Dickens was tried to get across the fact that
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No good then just send them to a prison or a treadmill; he did not think for a second that the places there would have been so harsh and cruel that they would end up dying there, an example of how he thought. If they are no good then just send them to a prison or a treadmill, he did not think for a second that the places there would have been so harsh and cruel that they would end up dying there. The famous quote made by Ebenezer Scrooge after he was the fact that many could not go to places like prisons and treadmills and they would rather die was, 'If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.' This is a prime example of the fact that Ebenezer Scrooge did see people as having feeling, all he saw were figures and did not care if 100 000 people died, he saw death as a credit to society, less people means that there was more money, jobs and more space.

All this is changed when Ebenezer Scrooge 'is made to question his attitude by the intercourse with spirits'. Ebenezer is a changed man on Christmas day, he was horrid and cruel but when he changed he happy and generous, an example of this was when he went into work early and Bob Cratchit was late, instead of shouting him like he usually did he gave him a raise, instead of giving him one piece of coal
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