A Christmas Carol | Study Guide

Charles Dickens

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a-christmas-carol-charles-dickens_UPDATESources: Biography.com, Charles Dickens Museum, The Dickens Encyclopedia by Arthur L. Hayward, IMDb, The TelegraphCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Jacob MarleyGhost of Scrooges business partner; carries heavy chainsFredScrooges nephew;loves Christmas traditionsBob CratchitScrooge's underpaid clerk; poor, good-hearted manTiny TimBob Cratchit's son; kind boy with a physical disabilityScroogeMiser obsessed with his own wealthThemesTiny Tim, Stave 3od bless us, every one!A Christmas Carolby the NumbersWeeks it took Dickens to write A Christmas Carol6Miles Dickens walked at night to clear his head while writing the novella~15Year of Dickens's first public reading of A Christmas Carol1853Copies sold over the Christmas season in 1843~6,000As an appreciator of Christmas festivities, Dickens was inspired to write A Christmas Carol after witnessing children in extreme poverty in London. His goal was to encourage those with resources to help and educate those without. The classic holiday story has delighted generations of viewers and readers.CHARLES DICKENS1812–70Marley's ChainSymbolizes Marley'slifetime of greedTiny TimRepresents society's poor,neglected childrenSymbolsAuthorMain CharactersRedemptionScrooge starts out as a greedy, miserable man but becomes a loving, generous friend.Wealth vs. PovertyScrooge represents the very richin society, while Bob Cratchit represents the very poor. TimeScrooge must fight against time—his own and Tiny Tim'sto make a difference before it's too late.