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Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the ghosts in A Christmas Carol?
Write about:
• how Dickens presents this ghost.
• how Dickens presents any of the ghosts in the novel as a whole.
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Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas present to be Genial but respected. The ghost is established through the quote "joyful" this creates an understanding that Scrooge has no reason to be intimated but the ghost and should be "Free" to feel welcome in the ghost's presence. The ghost of Christmas present has a "constrained demeanour" conveying that the ghost is choosing to behave as "cheery" But this manner is not necessary. Dickens presenting the ghost in this way allegorically illustrates that because the ghost chooses to behave "genial" that is what can earn you respect and power, and that it is not money that necessarily gets you there.

Dickens presents the ghost of Christmas present as kindhearted and pure. "joyful air" this imagery conveys purity to be surrounded by the ghost's presence meaning the ghost is overfilled with joyfulness and it is almost contagious. The ghost is established to be powerful as it can change or affect scrooges "air". Parabolically this illustrates that because we cannot live without "air" Dickens implies we cannot live without goodness. Contextually, Dickens wrote a Christmas carol for the rich to understand that you can't do anything about the people being left poor but by giving aid to reduce the social divide and create a socially responsibility for everyone.

However, dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past to be commanding. "Rise and walk with me!" The imperatives "rise" and "walk" suggests the ghost is to be obeyed ,this demeanour presents the ghost to have more control here.This contradicts to scrooge's character as he is the one expected to have control .
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(Original post by Alyshaox)Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the ghosts in A Christmas Carol?
Write about:
• how Dickens presents this ghost.
• how Dickens presents any of the ghosts in the novel as a whole.
(30 marks)

ANSWER:
Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas present to be Genial but respected. The ghost is established through the quote "joyful" this creates an understanding that Scrooge has no reason to be intimated but the ghost and should be "Free" to feel welcome in the ghost's presence. The ghost of Christmas present has a "constrained demeanour" conveying that the ghost is choosing to behave as "cheery" But this manner is not necessary. Dickens presenting the ghost in this way allegorically illustrates that because the ghost chooses to behave "genial" that is what can earn you respect and power, and that it is not money that necessarily gets you there.

Dickens presents the ghost of Christmas present as kindhearted and pure. "joyful air" this imagery conveys purity to be surrounded by the ghost's presence meaning the ghost is overfilled with joyfulness and it is almost contagious. The ghost is established to be powerful as it can change or affect scrooges "air". Parabolically this illustrates that because we cannot live without "air" Dickens implies we cannot live without goodness. Contextually, Dickens wrote a Christmas carol for the rich to understand that you can't do anything about the people being left poor but by giving aid to reduce the social divide and create a socially responsibility for everyone.

However, dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past to be commanding. "Rise and walk with me!" The imperatives "rise" and "walk" suggests the ghost is to be obeyed ,this demeanour presents the ghost to have more control here.This contradicts to scrooge's character as he is the one expected to have control .
I don't know what mark you would get but I would estimate around 24.
A good exam technique for English literature I made is
Point
Evidence
Analysis of the evidence
Context relating to your point
Zoom Analysis- you zoom into one of the words in the text and analyse it in depth
Explain the effect on the reader and anything else you think is relevant
Evaluate all your evidence and come to a conclusion-this will make you seem judicial
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A good exam technique for English literature I made is
Point
Evidence
Analysis of the evidence
Context relating to your point
Zoom Analysis- you zoom into one of the words in the text and analyse it in depth
Explain the effect on the reader and anything else you think is relevant
Evaluate all your evidence and come to a conclusion-this will make you seem judicial
Omg thank you!
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Omg thank you!
Your welcome! Hope it helps
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