A Christmas Carol Quotes

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'As hard...'
'As hard and as sharp as flint'- Scrooge's physical and emotional description are similar; he is unfriendly and dismissive as well as physically worn out.
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'Self contained...'
'Self contained and as solitary as an oyster'- Everything about Scrooge is isolated whether it's him or his house.
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'No beggars...'
'No beggars implored... no children asked him wat it was o'clock'- even the most desperate, naïve and innocent in society were smart enough to know that Scrooge was an unfriendly miser.
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'Are there no...'
'Are there no prisons?'- Scrooge has no sympathy for the poor and wonders if the poor law is still in effect. Scrooge feels as though no one needs to worry about the poor as they have options' he doesn't care what those options mean.
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'Decrease...'
'Decrease the surplus population'- when the charity workers say that some 'would rather die' than go to work houses, Scrooge exclaims that they better hurry up and do it.
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'Buried with...'
'Buried with a stake of holly through the heart'- Scrooge thinks that Christmas is a poor excuse to waste money and pay bills. He believes anyone is foolish to embrace Christmas spirit.
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'I wear...'
'I wear the chain I forged in life'- Marley created a heavy burden through his own actions and mistakes that he now has to live with and carry in the afterlife.
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'Old...'
'Old scratch'- a businessman compares scrooge to the devil. In 1843, when ACC was written, Christianity had a strong influence on many areas of everyday life. Therefore, Scrooge being compared to the devil gave the Victorian audience and insight to Scroog
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'Golden...'
'Golden sunlight'- At the beginning of the novella, the fog is a metaphor for Scrooge not being able to see the light on the other side, blinding him to all the good in life. By 'the end of it' the fog lifts as he changes and Scrooge can see the sunlight.
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'Begged him...'
'Begged him to be covered'- Dickens uses the Ghost Of Christmas Past to show how Scrooge created his own cap that covers the light of his life, just like he tries to put out the light on the ghost. By covering him, Scrooge is metaphorically covering the l
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'Sympathy with...'
'Sympathy with all poor men'- The Ghost of Christmas Present shows how he is upset by poverty, challenging Scrooge's previous words about it- calling them 'wicked'.
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'Shrouded in...'
'Shrouded in a deep black garment'- the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come's mysterious appearance implies that the future can not be known for sure. It is similar in appearance to the Grim reaper which would have symbolised death approaching to Victorian rea
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'Kind hand...'
'Kind hand trembles'- Only when Scrooge begs does the GoCYTC show any kind of reaction. This could suggest that the ghost pities Scrooge, reminding the reader that the ghosts are trying to help him.
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'They were not a handsome...'
'They were not a handsome family; they were not well dressed'- They appreciate what they have, despite their financial situation. This contrasts to Scrooge as he believed money was the only thing that made you happy.
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'They were happy, grateful...'
'They were happy, grateful, please with one another'- Contrasts to Scrooge as even though they aren't wealthy, they are happy. Whereas Scrooge is wealthy and unhappy.
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'monsters'
When describing Ignorance and want, The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge that 'they are Man's'. The children represent everything wrong with mankind and how the rich are ignorant.
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'Another idol...'
'Another idol has displaced me'- Belle breaks off their engagement as she believes Scrooge is too obsessed with wealth and has become too greedy to love her.
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'I am not...'
'I am not the man I was'- Scrooge has learnt from the Ghosts. He promises to live a better life from now on and begs the ghost to let him change his future.
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'I am as light...'
'I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angle, I am as merry as a schoolboy'- Stave 5 juxtaposes to Stave 1 as Scrooge's entire personality has changed.
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'No fog'
For the first time in the novella, there is 'no fog' outside. This could suggest that the metaphorical fog which had blocked joy and goodness from Scrooge's life has been cleared leaving room for life and fun to sweep in and make him happy.
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'My fine...'
'My fine fellow'- the first time Scrooge speaks kindly to another human. His attitude has changed dramatically and manages to hold a nice, polite, kind conversation.
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Card 2

Front

'Self contained and as solitary as an oyster'- Everything about Scrooge is isolated whether it's him or his house.

Back

'Self contained...'

Card 3

Front

'No beggars implored... no children asked him wat it was o'clock'- even the most desperate, naïve and innocent in society were smart enough to know that Scrooge was an unfriendly miser.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

'Are there no prisons?'- Scrooge has no sympathy for the poor and wonders if the poor law is still in effect. Scrooge feels as though no one needs to worry about the poor as they have options' he doesn't care what those options mean.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

'Decrease the surplus population'- when the charity workers say that some 'would rather die' than go to work houses, Scrooge exclaims that they better hurry up and do it.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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