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A Christmas Carol_ppt

  1. 1. By Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
  2. 2.  Scrooge was somebody who valued moneyScrooge was somebody who valued money not family and lovenot family and love  He treated people with disrespect and didn’tHe treated people with disrespect and didn’t care for others, especially the poor andcare for others, especially the poor and certainly wouldn’t give money to carolcertainly wouldn’t give money to carol singers at Christmas timesingers at Christmas time
  3. 3. “OH! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, was Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous old sinner! The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointy nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue.” EBENEZER SCROOGE
  4. 4. • Bob Cratchit was Scrooge’s clerk – a good man • Scrooge paid him a very low wage • His wage wasn’t really enough to properly feed his big family • Bob’s youngest child Tiny Tim was a cripple who was frail and light
  5. 5. The Visits of the Ghosts  Scrooge was haunted by Jacob Marley (pictured), his deceased business partner  The ghost warned him he would be visited by another three spirits  The first was the Ghost of Christmas Past  Scrooge was reminded of what he might have had  A family, good times
  6. 6. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT • They visit the Cratchit family to show that you can be happy and poor • Makes Scrooge feel guilty for paying him poorly • They meet Ignorance and Want – a boy and girl symbolising greed and poverty in the cities • People did not have many kind words to say about Scrooge
  7. 7. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come • Scrooge has died a lonely, miserable man and buried in a dark, gloomy, graveyard • Tiny Tim has also died • Scrooge says: “I will honour Christmas in my heart, try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, Present and the Future. The spirits of all three will strive within me.”
  8. 8. Conclusion • Scrooge changes his ways! • Tiny Tim lives! • Everybody is amazed at Scrooge’s transformation! • Scrooge was true to his word – He spread happiness not only at Christmas but all year round!

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