Corruption In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Charles dickens wrote the novella ‘A Christmas carol’ to encourage his Victorian audience to support his ideology and calls for a social reform. Dickens sets the story on Christmas eve to remind Victorians to remember their Christian values of benevolence and philanthropy. Dickens believed capital could lead to corruption as during the industrial revolution the majority of the Victorian population was driven by their greed for wealth. These contradicted dickens ways of thinking as he appalled the capitalist Malthusian attitudes of the time and constructed his protagonist ‘Scrooge’ to show how avarice and mammon would be damaging for society and those in poverty

Within A Christmas carol, dickens present Scrooges character arc as changing

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