"Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say with gladsome looks, "My dear scrooge how are you" pg.8 This describes how the social and economical structures in the 19th century left people alone.
He’d have had somebody to look after him when he was struck with Death, instead of lying gasping out his last there, alone by himself.pg 74 The social structures left many people alone and forgotten.
He has spent a few pounds of your mortal money. Is that so much that he deserves this praise?pg.39 Dickens describes how important money was to their social and economical structures.
“Are there no prisons?”. And the Union workhouses? The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour?”pg.12 Dickens shows how poor the social and economic structures were if these were the only hope.
His wealth is of no use to him. He don’t do any good with it. He don’t make himself comfortable with it pg 61 This shows even if you're blessed economically it might not be helpful socially&econmicly
What right have you to be merry? "Come, then” returned the nephew. “What right have you to be dismal? pg.10 Dickens shows that many of the social structures were simply just a state of your mind.
His partner lies upon the point of death, I hear;and there he sat alone. Quite alone in the world pg.43 Scrooges own social structure based around money, left him alone in the world with no compassion
"like ruddy smears upon the palpable brown air. The fog came pouring in at every chink and keyhole,and was so dense"pg.9 This is a description of how bad the air conditions were during Industrial Rev.
"But soon the steeples called good people all, to the church and chapel" pg.51 Dickens show that in England in the 19th century, religion was more important than both social and economical structures
The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched;the people halfnaked, drunken,slipshod,ugly pg.72 This shows how poor the social structure was to allow people to live in these situations
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