Christmas Carol Questions! Help Please!?

1. What power does the Spirit's torch have? To whom is it given and why?

2. Scrooge asks about Tiny Tim in Stave 3. How does the Spirit of Christmas Present respond to Scrooge?

3. What happened to the Spirit of Christmas Past by the end of the night? Why?

4. What does the Spirit say about Ignorance and Want? What does that teach Scrooge?

5. There are at least three clues that lead us to believe that Scrooge is the dead businessman shown to him by the Ghost of Christmas Future. What are these clues? Why doesn't Scrooge see that these clues refer to him?

6. At the end of Stave 4, Scrooge pleads for a sign that he might change the future. The Ghost not speak, but does give him a sign - what is it and what does it mean?

7. By the time we get to Stave 4, Scrooge has already changed - how did the experiences of the Ghosts of Christmas past and present change him? How did the events of Stave 4 affect Scrooge?

8. What is the purpose of the last Stave?

9. What is the theme of A Christmas Carol? What lesson does Dickens want us to learn?

1 Answer

  • 9 years ago
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    "The sight of these poor revellers appeared to interest the Spirit very much, for he stood with Scrooge beside him in a baker's doorway, and taking off the covers as their bearers passed, sprinkled incense on their dinners from his torch. And it was a very uncommon kind of torch, for once or twice when there were angry words between some dinner-carriers who had jostled each other, he shed a few drops of water on them from it, and their good humour was restored directly. For they said, it was a shame to quarrel upon Christmas Day. And so it was. God love it, so it was."

    It took me 1 minute to find the text which holds the answer to your first question.

    I used the F3 key and put in the word torch.

    You can do the same for some of your other questions rather than waiting for answers that may not come, because this is a homework question that you should be working out for yourself.

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