Christmas Carol Analysis

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Title: Christmas Carol

Background of the author :
Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay office who often ended up in a financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old, he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. In 1833, he began to publish short stories and essays in newspaper and magazines. The serialisation of The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, began in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The first chapters of Oliver Twist appeared in print in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He also set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All The Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Plot :
Dickens introduces the reader to main character Ebenezer Scrooge. Readers learn that Scrooge 's business partner Marley has died. To introduce the conflict, Dickens describes Scrooge 's hostile attitude toward his nephew, his ill feelings about marriage and his disdain for charity.

Rising Action
The main character meets Marley 's ghost and is warned about the consequences of his behavior and is told he will encounter three ghosts. As part of the rising action, the first and second

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