Q&R

By, Jared Bare

...and wept to see his poor forgotten self as he used to be. Not a latent echo in the house, not a squeak and scuffle from the mice behind the panelling... not a clicking in the fire, but fell upon the heart of scrooge with a softening influence, and gabe a freer passage to his tears. This picture is relatable to the quote. It relates because of the look on his face. A look of regret and despair. Page 32
Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.” “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. This picture relates because of poverty. This picture shows what appears to be homeless people that aren't well taken care of. Page 15
Spirit,” said Scrooge, who felt sorry for the boy, “tell me if Tiny Tim will live.” “I see an empty seat,” replied the ghost, “and a crutch without an owner. If these shadows don’t change in the future, the child will die.” This picture represents the empty chair that will be present if scrooge does not change. Page 56
“A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the old man, whatever he is!” said Scrooge’s nephew. “He wouldn’t take it from me, but may he have it, nevertheless. Uncle Scrooge!” Uncle Scrooge had imperceptibly become so gay and light of heart, that he would have pledged the unconscious company in return, and thanked them in an inaudible speech The picture directly relates to the quote. Scrooge realizes that he can have fun and doesn't need to work all the time page 65
Up Scrooge went, not caring a button for that. Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it. But before he shut his heavy door, he walked through his rooms to see that all was right. He had just enough recollection of the face to desire to do that. Darkness is cheap. Scrooge plans out his life based on business, money, and economics Page 17
He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see. Not everything is about money, as illustrated in this quote, Christmas should be about Christ and religion. Page 54
Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business Most people, including Mr. Scrooge, worked multiple jobs. If they were wealthy enough they could participate in the stock exchange. page 71
A small matter,” said the Ghost, “to make these silly folks so full of gratitude...“Why! Is it not? He has spent but a few pounds of your mortal money: three or four perhaps. Is that so much that he deserves this praise?” Often times, money was so scarce that even a few pounds could mean the difference between life and death. Page 39
Bob Cratchit, I hear you son has come of working age, I'll pay him a half crown and a shilling to come work for me. To earn money and support a family, every able man women and child would work as soon as possible to have the money to pay for a house, food, etc. Stave 4?
'I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. He will do good and donate money to allow the poor to succeed and thrive pg. 117
My dear sir,” said Scrooge, quickening his pace, and taking the old gentleman by both his hands. “How do you do? I hope you succeeded yesterday. It was very kind of you. A merry Christmas to you, sir!” “Mr. Scrooge?” “Yes,” said Scrooge. “That is my name, and I fear it may not be pleasant to you. Allow me to ask your pardon. And will you have the goodness”—here Scrooge whispered in his ear. “Lord bless me!” cried the gentleman, as if his breath were taken away. “My dear Mr. Scrooge, are you serious?” “If you please,” said Scrooge. “Not a farthing less. A great many back-payments are included in it, I assure you. Will you do me that favour?” “My dear sir,” said the other, shaking hands with him. “I don’t know what to say to such munifi—” CHARLES DICKENS “Don’t say anything, please,” retorted Scrooge. “Come and see me. Will you come and see me? Although I am not certain what the amount was it must have been a very substantial donation to stun the two men. Page 88-89
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