Character Analysis of A Christmas Carol Flashcards

What is Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation in ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Scrooge transforms from a miserly, cold-hearted character to a kind, generous man who embraces social responsibility and the spirit of Christmas after being visited by three ghosts.

How is Bob Cratchit a foil to Scrooge?

Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s underpaid clerk, represents warmth, kindness, and the struggles of the working class, contrasting sharply with Scrooge’s initial coldness and selfishness.

What does the Ghost of Christmas Past symbolize?

The Ghost of Christmas Past symbolises hope and reflection, guiding Scrooge through memories to confront and understand his past actions and their consequences.

How does the Ghost of Christmas Present challenge Scrooge?

The Ghost of Christmas Present, depicted as a jolly giant, challenges Scrooge’s views on poverty and generosity, mocking Scrooge’s earlier harsh words about the poor and showing him the Cratchit family’s struggles.

What is the significance of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come?

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, symbolising death and the Grim Reaper, provides a terrifying glimpse into Scrooge’s future if he does not change, showing him his own neglected grave.

Who is Tiny Tim and what role does he play?

Tiny Tim is Bob Cratchit’s frail and sickly son. He symbolises the innocent victims of the Victorian class system and serves as a catalyst for Scrooge’s transformation with his famous line, “God bless us, every one.”

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