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Jacob Marley: Character Analysis – ‘A Christmas Carol’ (updated & animated)

Jacob Marley: Character Analysis – ‘A Christmas Carol’ (updated & animated)

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Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s dead business partner, is the first Ghost to appear to Scrooge. From the opening line of the novella, Dickens firmly establishes that Marley is dead: ‘Marley was dead: to begin with’ comes as a shock to the reader. These words, which follow the title of the stave, ‘Marley’s Ghost’, promise a supernatural […]

Mr & Mrs Cratchit: Character Analysis (animated and updated)

Mr & Mrs Cratchit: Character Analysis (animated and updated)

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Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, represents the exploited, underpaid, yet hard-working employee. Despite Scrooge’s miserly ways, Bob toasts him, declaring him ‘the Founder of the Feast’. With this action, Dickens draws the attention of the reader to Bob’s Christian generosity of human spirit in the face of financial hardship and ill treatment. This is heightened by […]

Mr & Mrs Cratchit: Character Analysis (animated and updated)

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Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, represents the exploited, underpaid, yet hard-working employee. Despite Scrooge’s miserly ways, Bob toasts him, declaring him ‘the Founder of the Feast’. With this action, Dickens draws the attention of the reader to Bob’s Christian generosity of human spirit in the face of financial hardship and ill treatment. This is heightened by […]

Ebeneezer Scrooge: Character Analysis (animated & updated)

Ebeneezer Scrooge: Character Analysis (animated & updated)

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Dickens uses the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge to criticise the divide between those who have money, and those who do not. We follow the change in the character, and we learn as a reader that we can change too. Dickens’s use of repetition positions Scrooge as a lonely character at the start of the novella […]

Ebeneezer Scrooge: Character Analysis (animated & updated)

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Dickens uses the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge to criticise the divide between those who have money, and those who do not. We follow the change in the character, and we learn as a reader that we can change too. Dickens’s use of repetition positions Scrooge as a lonely character at the start of the novella […]

Book Club – My Christmas book suggestion for the week (Dec.16.2018)

Book Club – My Christmas book suggestion for the week (Dec.16.2018)

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Hey guys, welcome to Hyunju’s Corner. The book I’ll be reading this week is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. As always I hope you can read along with me. And if you need a copy of the book please check out the link in the description. Join me next time on Pre-reads where I’m […]