Ignorance And Meagre In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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As the spirt begins to show Ebenezer the young boy and girl, he develops an appalled look upon him. Dickens describes the two as a “yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish” looking. The Spirt explains to Scrooge that the two below his robe belong to Man. That the boy represented Ignorance and the girl Want. The Spirt begins to warn him of the boy, “…for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased…” (Dickens). Taken back, Mr. Scrooge asks if there were any refuges or resources that could help the too, but the Spirt replied with Scrooge’s own words from earlier, “no prisons, no workhouses?” (Dickens). Again Ebenezer Scrooge is fed back with his own words. And as he begins to understand it all, he sees the importance

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