"They left the busy scene, and went into an obscure part of the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, although he recognised its situation, and its bad repute. The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly. Alleys and archways, like so many cesspools, disgorged their offenses of smell, and dirt, and life, upon the straggling streets; and the whole quarter reeked with crime, with filth, and misery (Stave 4)."
The 19th century was based on Victorian society. In "A Christmas Carol" all levels of society are represented. Scrooge is used to represent the rich. Carfrield is used to represent the poor. Even the thieves and people that do not really belong anywhere are represented in the underground city.I selected this picture to because it displays people of different classes.