The Victorian Life in the Novel A Christmas Carol

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The Victorian Life in the Novel A Christmas Carol

There are many pictures that 'A Christmas Carol' creates and in this

essay I will show you all of them. This novella explores the many

diverse types of life in the harsh Victorian era. From the Rich cruel

citizens to the poor of poor like the Cratchit family.

One of the pictures portrayed in the novella is the fact that many

rich upper class gentlemen were not actually gentle men; in fact they

could be quite the opposite. He portrays the typically attitudes of

these upper class people in the Victorian era by creating Ebenezer

Scrooge. Ebenezer Scrooge is the focus point of this book because

Charles Dickens was tried to get across the fact that Victorian upper

class gentlemen were not nice to each other and did not help the

community enough, and only thought of themselves. This was exactly

what Ebenezer Scrooge was all of those characteristics and harsher. At

the start of the novella we encounter a description of Scrooge before

he encounters the spirits. In the book it even calls him a 'sinner'.

Scrooge is very cruel and self-centred, we see this in the book when

Bob Cratchit has to make a fire to warm himself with only on block of

charcoal which does not make that much of a difference when it is

below 0`C, but as Scrooge was so self centred and was so mad about

money he did not think that Bob Cratchit was cold all he could think

of was about how much money Bob was wasting on that one piece of coal.

Another Example of how Ebenezer Scrooge was thoughtless of how other

people felt was when he had a conversation with two portly gentlemen

about provisions for the poor and destitute, D...

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...he would not have been

working in a factory nor washing windows.

The novella also pictures Victorian life as very traditional, for

example in the Victorian days family gatherings were very important

and an example of this was the disappointment of Bob Cratchit when

Martha joked that Belinda Cratchit could not attend the Christmas

lunch. The games they played back then were also very basic and did

not require many things. For example at Fred's house me see that their

game that they play was 'Blind Man's Bluff' , all you needed for this

game was people, a piece of clothe and the lights dimmed.

In Conclusion I think that Charles Dickens had achieved his aim of

making people more aware of the fact that everyone needs to nice to

people and everyone in turn becomes happier therefore making it a

happier place to live.
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