Understanding A Christmas Carol Flashcards

What is the main theme explored in ‘A Christmas Carol’?

The main theme is transformation and redemption, as Ebenezer Scrooge evolves from a selfish, miserly man to a kind and generous individual through the visits of three ghosts.

Who is Ebenezer Scrooge?

Scrooge is the protagonist of the story, known for his greed and disdain for Christmas. Throughout the novella, he undergoes a transformation to become kinder and more generous.

What role does Jacob Marley play in the story?

Jacob Marley is Scrooge’s deceased business partner. As a ghost, he warns Scrooge about the consequences of his miserly ways and foretells the visits of three spirits.

Who is Tiny Tim, and what is his significance?

Tiny Tim is Bob Cratchit’s youngest son. He is frail and ill, symbolising the struggles of the poor. His condition and optimistic spirit inspire Scrooge to change his ways.

Describe the Ghost of Christmas Past.

The Ghost of Christmas Past is a “child-like” figure with a bright light. It shows Scrooge scenes from his past, helping him understand how he became the man he is.

How does Scrooge’s attitude change after his supernatural visits?

After the visits from the three ghosts, Scrooge becomes more compassionate and generous, embodying the spirit of Christmas and social responsibility.

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