Poverty Exposed In Ebenezer Scrooge's A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol is set in the Victorian era where poverty was a massive problem, a large divide occurred between the poor and the rich! Ebenezer Scrooge was a typical elderly man but never seemed to enjoy Christmas, he was very aggressive towards the traditional holiday. Everyone around him was portrayed to be very festive and jolly wishing many people a merry Christmas! As Scrooge slept on Christmas Eve night he was visited by many ghosts who took Ebenezer Scrooge back to the past, present and future in the hope of persuading scrooge to enjoy Christmas. The first ghost to visit Scrooge was the ghost of the past who took Scrooge back to his childhood showing him some emotional times when Scrooge was in boarding school alone at Christmas as all the pupils had gone home to their families to spend time with them over Christmas. The…show more content…
He also visits his Bob Cratchit family at Christmas looking through an impaled window Scrooge can see Bob's crippled son “Tiny Tim” (Whos name is Tim.) who looks rather ill and quite poor! Scrooge asks the ghost that is Tim going to die the spirit replies saying “If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.”. This, in my opinion, is implying that unless Scrooge does not change Bob Cratchit's wage to a decent amount then Tiny Tim will in fact die! As Scrooge seems to show a bit of remorse, in my opinion, he quickly returned to his old bitter self-saying that “he had better do it”. The spirit finally shows Scrooge two frail looking children who were very dirty and poor Scrooge did not seem to feel any sorrow for these children by saying some wicked comments. After that the ghost disappears on the stroke of midnight on the clock,leaving Scrooge to face the ghost of yet to

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