A Christmas Carol (SCROOGE) - Coggle Diagram
A Christmas Carol
"As hard and sharp as flint"
"As solitary as an oyster"
"You're rich enough"
"You're poor enough"
"For every idiot who has 'merry christmas' on their lips should be boiled in their own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through their heart"
"a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every 25th of December"
"If they'd rather die, then they better do it and decrease the surplus population"
"are there no workhouses"
"are there no prisons"
"A boy neglected by his friends sat their still"
"I'm as light as a feather, as happy as an angel, as merry as a school boy, as giddy as a drunken man"
Themes based around Scrooge
Change/Forgiveness/Redemption - in stave 5 Scrooge tries to redeem himself by acting nicer and using his money for the greater good (giving an extraordinary amount to charity workers )
Family - Scrooge is very distant with his family (not accepting Fred's invitation) until stave 5 when he realises Fred's the only family he's got and wants to spend time with him
Wealth - Scrooge is very wealthy yet he doesn't use any of it because he was scared to go poor (workhouses and debtors prisons)
Greed - Scrooge is greedy with his money (not generous) as he keeps it all to himself. He chose money over love
Time - In stave 2 Scrooge is thinking about how long until the spirit arrives
Also in stave 4 Scrooge thinks about the time left he has
Business - Scrooge runs his own business with the once Jacob Marley
Who is Scrooge the antithesis of
Fezziwig because of in terms of business Fezziwig is seen as kind boss to his clerks who has "light shining from his calves" whilst Scrooge isn't very generous with his clerk, especially as he has only given him "a very low fire indeed; nothing on such a bitter night."
Fred because Fed is generous with people whilst Scrooge is miserly
The Charity Men because they are using their wealth to help the poor by asking people for money to help them as "Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, Sir."
Scrooge being scared of poverty is because of how bad the conditions were in Victorian England such as the Workhouses where people were forced to work everyday so that they can live in terrible sleeping conditions. Also Scrooge was scared of going to debtors prison which is where Dickens father went when Dickens was a child
"If they'd rather die, then they better do it and decrease the surplus population" - this links to the Thomas Malthus theory where the supply of food doesn't meet with the growing population, causing famine and disease. This would then lead a decrease in population until the food supply is level with the population