A Christmas Carol Quotes by Charles Dickens
Themes of A Christmas Carol and A Christmas Carol, The Musical
The theme of a Christmas spirit — making time for family and celebration every year — is one that is prevalent throughout the novel. Then the young Dickens was sent to work at a factory for three years. For the writers of A Christmas Carol, The Musical the theme of redemption is the one that holds the strongest attraction. The transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from sour miser to generous and happy Christmas celebrant is the focus for the musical adaptation. Mike Ockrent, book writer and original director for A Christmas Carol, The Musical , wrote a letter during the early years of the production of his show. That letter demonstrates the theme of redemption is one that resonated with the creative team. And the notion that the human spirit is not immutable, cast in stone, incapable of renewal, is the reason that A Christmas Carol has found such a place in our hearts, generation after generation.
Scrooge is not unfortunate in the way of relatives — he has a family awaiting his presence, asking him to dinner, wanting to celebrate the season with him, yet he refuses. It shows how Scrooge makes choices to prolong his own misery. He chooses to live alone and in darkness while even poor Cratchit is rich in family. In the story, cold and loneliness are set up in opposition to the warmth of family. But family provides the antidote to this coldness. When Fred enters, the counting house suddenly warms up.
A Christmas Carol
Regret 1: Marley regrets the way he lived his life because he missed out on so many opportunities for happiness. He neglected the people around him and focused only on his own wealth, and for that he is doomed to spend eternity walking in chains and watching joy without being a part of it. Regret 2: When Scrooge sees himself as a small and miserable boy alone at Christmas, he regrets his harshness with the little boy who sang a Christmas carol at the counting house door on Christmas Eve. Remembering his own unhappiness and destitution as a child makes him wish he had given the caroler something to help him out. Regret 3: When the Ghost of Christmas Past reminds Scrooge of his beloved sister, Fannie, he also mentions that Fannie is survived by her only son, Scrooge's nephew. Scrooge is made uneasy by this because he has no relationship with Fannie's son. He was harsh with the young man that afternoon, although the nephew only wanted to invite Scrooge to Christmas dinner and share the joy of the season.
We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Madeleine Armstrong Modified about 1 year ago. Challenge: To be able to recognise and create links between the themes and the text. Starter In the next few slides, you are going to be shown a variety of images, key moments, and quotations taken from A Christmas Carol.
This novel has been loved by many people all over the world and they have admired Dickens as one of the greatest English novelist. He wrote many novels which describe the differences between the rich and the poor. The reason why he wrote on these themes is that he experienced poverty, even though his family was middle class. Therefore, he had to work when he was only 12 years old to reimburse borrowed money as substitution of his father who was in prison. From his painful experiences, he contributed a lot of things to the poor and social, for example, money and education because he wanted to eliminate poverty, differences and discrimination.