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ID number:634827
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Published: 03.12.2003.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Used
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Summary: The author of the story “A Christmas Carol” is Charles Dickens – one of the most popular Victorian writers. His lifetime was from 1812 to 1870 during which he created many famous literary works. This work appeared to society in December 1844, in the years of his maturity. Before its appearance in the format of book it was officially originally published in press.
Dickens labels the chapters of the carol as Staves in reference to the musical notation staff - a Christmas carol, after all, is a song. We looked at the stave one that is named “Marley’s Ghost”.
In the beginning of the story the narrator informs the reader about the Marley that he is dead and that he was a close man to Scrooge. This notion of death does not bring any positive thought in the readers mind already from the very beginning. The narrator repeats for many times that Marley is dead as to realize and receive it properly. Reader understands it from the first time but the narrator tells it many times to himself. After narrator has introduced readers with Marley’s death he passes to Scrooge and his firm which he used to earn together with Marley. Scrooge is told to be an old sinner who is,” Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self – contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze (..)”1 This is only a little part of Scrooge’s splendid profile in this carol. Due the narrator tells about Scrooge as a man who is indifferent to people around him, that people do not love him. But this was the thing that Scrooge liked. Scrooge, with his Bah! Humbug! attitude, embodies all that dampens Christmas spirit - greed, selfishness, indifference, and a lack of consideration for one's fellow man.…

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