A Christmas Carol

By Erin Barney- a collection that reflects certain parts of the book by Charles Dickens.

"Are there no prisons?" -Stave 1 by Scrooge. This connects to the book by illustrating the situation of beggars that live in the time. Later in the book Scrooge realizes who the poor population is, which is a large economic issue.
"The yard was so dark that even Scrooge, who knew its every stone, was fain to grope with his hands. The fog and frost so hung about the black old gateway of the house, that it seemed as if the Genius of the Weather sat in mournful meditation on the threshold." This describes the darkness around Scrooge and his house, as well as how dark the times felt.
“I wish you could have gone. It would have done you good to see how green a place it is" (Bob Cratchit, page 80). A grave on a green hill belonged to Tiny Tim. Even one, no matter what their social status, cared about their dead and most are buried in a church graveyard, like Tiny Tim.
“Yo ho, my boys!” said Fezziwig. “No more work to-night. Christmas Eve, Dick. Christmas, Ebenezer! Let’s have the shutters up,” cried old Fezziwig, with a sharp clap of his hands, “before a man can say Jack Robinson!” (Charles Dickens page 36). Even though the majority of the population was poor, they still enjoyed parties. Even though the rich could afford richer parties.
"Buy another coal-scutte" (Scrooge page 91). Coal is the economy and cost much in the world. Coal drove the economy in the 19th century.
"The fireplace was an old one, built by some Dutch merchant long ago, and paved all round with quaint Dutch tiles, designed to illustrate the Scriptures" (Charles Dickens page 17). Many art around the house is still Christian related, and almost everyone went to church back then.
"Let it also be borne in mind that Scrooge had not bestowed one thought on Marley, since his last mention of his seven-years’ dead partner that afternoon. And then let any man explain to me, if he can, how it happened that Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change—not a knocker, but Marley’s face. Marley’s face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar. It was not angry or ferocious, but looked at Scrooge as Marley used to look: with ghostly spectacles turned up on its ghostly forehead" (Charles Dickens page 16). Many of the population still believed in superstition (even though Scrooge didn't), and it hadn't yet left the society.
"Darkness is cheap and he liked it" (Charles Dickens page 17). Scrooge's world revolved around money and how to save it. The economy's middle class grew and the distinction between the poor lower classes and the rich upper classes became distinctive.
"Scrooge crept towards it, trembling as he went; and following the finger, read upon the stone of the neglected grave his own name, EBENEZER SCROOGE" (Charles Dickens page 82). People fear death, and that was a part of society. Another part that is still common today is the fear of the unknown.
“Don’t be angry, uncle. Come! Dine with us to-morrow" (Fred page 11). The rich had party- and at the parties were games. Society usually had games and social activities and feasts on Christmas day.
What could be Scrooge's old home town that contains his school he basically grew up in.
The goose as large as Tiny Tim.
What Scrooge's town could look like Christmas day.
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