Sunday, 29 December 2019

A christmas carol by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens was an English writer. Born on 7th February 1812, his writings are considered as a social critic. He worked in a factory after his father was thrown in a debtors prison. His novel A Christmas carol is by far the most popular.

His other novels are olive twist, David Copperfield and Bleak house. Many of his novels were written in weekly or monthly instalments.

The setting of this novel is London. The era is victorian. This book is about Ebenezer Scrooge. Money is the only thing that matters to Scrooge in life. He is visited by ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. After this, his whole outlook towards life is changed. He sees where he went wrong and tries to correct himself.

His characters are by far the most memorable in storytelling. You will see hope in the character of  Tiny Tim. In this novel, Dickens uses ghosts to give a message of the spirit of Christmas to Scrooge. This method I feel is good to give the message of Christmas. He is critiquing the upper class in London since people are starving outside their house but the people inside the house are not doing anything about it. 

I felt this was a story of hope for all people who are like Scrooge

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