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Clearly Dickens personifies 'ignorance' and 'want" as children. He shows them as "wretched, abject, frightful, hideous and miserable". Each one of these words creates an image in our mind about the state of children . Wretched meaning of poor quality/ unhappy- or unfortunate state
abject -extremely unpleasant or degrading; frightful -serious of shocking, horrible etc; hideous- extremely ugly or unpleasant; miserable - being in a pitiable state of distress or unhappiness.
by using these five adjectives Dickens draws a powerful word picture of the life of the poor people. The have no hope, no happiness, no pleasures, live in filth and are constantly hungry, cold, scared, as they do not have enough food or shelter.

The ghost shows them as "yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish bit prostate". yellow as in having fever or never being out in the sun to enjoy sunshine; meagre - very little, small size, not fully grown due to less food and lack of nutritious healthy diet; ragged- clothes that are torn, dirty, filthy and not covering them from the cold, rain and harsh weather; scowling- angry at their pitiful state ; wolfish - willing to do anything just to fill their stomach; yet prostate -because they know they are dependent on the goodness of other people and not their skill (minimal as it is with the lack of education and opportunity to better themselves)

This poignant picture that Dickens delineates for Scrooge is a warning of the state of the people in England. This is a theme that can be seen repeatedly addressed in the book with the Bob Cratchit's family esp. 'Tiny Tim'- their poverty and his illness: the rejection by Scrooge to donate for the feeding of poor.
Other books written by Dickens like 'Oliver Twist' and ' Great Expectation" also deal with issues of poverty.
I would say however Dickens takes an optimistic view by portraying human being as not existing in isolation but rather as a group, helping each other and finding joy in small things.

I hope this helps you to get started with expressing your own views
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Clearly Dickens personifies 'ignorance' and 'want" as children. He shows them as "wretched, abject, frightful, hideous and miserable". Each one of these words creates an image in our mind about the state of children . Wretched meaning of poor quality/ unhappy- or unfortunate state
abject -extremely unpleasant or degrading; frightful -serious of shocking, horrible etc; hideous- extremely ugly or unpleasant; miserable - being in a pitiable state of distress or unhappiness.
by using these five adjectives Dickens draws a powerful word picture of the life of the poor people. The have no hope, no happiness, no pleasures, live in filth and are constantly hungry, cold, scared, as they do not have enough food or shelter.

The ghost shows them as "yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish bit prostate". yellow as in having fever or never being out in the sun to enjoy sunshine; meagre - very little, small size, not fully grown due to less food and lack of nutritious healthy diet; ragged- clothes that are torn, dirty, filthy and not covering them from the cold, rain and harsh weather; scowling- angry at their pitiful state ; wolfish - willing to do anything just to fill their stomach; yet prostate -because they know they are dependent on the goodness of other people and not their skill (minimal as it is with the lack of education and opportunity to better themselves)

This poignant picture that Dickens delineates for Scrooge is a warning of the state of the people in England. This is a theme that can be seen repeatedly addressed in the book with the Bob Cratchit's family esp. 'Tiny Tim'- their poverty and his illness: the rejection by Scrooge to donate for the feeding of poor.
Other books written by Dickens like 'Oliver Twist' and ' Great Expectation" also deal with issues of poverty.
I would say however Dickens takes an optimistic view by portraying human being as not existing in isolation but rather as a group, helping each other and finding joy in small things.

I hope this helps you to get started with expressing your own views
You are such a life saver thank you so much!
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You are such a life saver thank you so much!
Are you gonna just memorise the notes regarding this exam question or other stuff too?
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is this a past paper? which one?
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what grade/mark would this be?
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what grade/mark would this be?
I dont think this is a proper answer, I believe it is just some key ideas which can be used to inform your own answer. But they are great points...
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Size:  227.0 KB That was a quick essay plan I did and it came up in my mocks and the plan rlly helps to write so much more in a shorter time. Hope this helps someone!!
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please could you write how you started it eg Dickens presents the suffering of the poor as...
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sorry i cant rlly make it any clearer
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please could you write how you started it eg Dickens presents the suffering of the poor as...
If u mean the intro, I put: (sos its rlly bad)

Dickens presents the ideas about the suffering of the poor as a key theme in a Christmas carol and an important lesson scrooge must understand if he wants to be redeemed. Dickens tries to show the reader the extent to which the suffering of the poor is ignored by the rich and the effects of it on society and the collateral damage it causes. He also highlights not only the religious effects of sin ( going to hell and suffering after death as Marley did) but also the implications it has on you and those around you when you are alive. He makes it clear that it is important to come to an understanding of oneself through the journey of redemption but to come to the understanding of others also.

Hope that helps!
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Hii, how much would i have to write in this answer to get a pass? at least a 4/5
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Hii, how much would i have to write in this answer to get a pass? at least a 4/5
Well our teachers are aiming for us to get eights/nines and so we have to do 7-8 paragraphs in total:
-Intro
-Three paragraphs on the extract
-two/Three paragraphs on the rest of the novel
(In any order that works)
-Conclusion

If you aim high then even if you miss that goal you won't be too far off so I recommend u aim for an eight/nine of u want to guarantee 4/5 or even higher - just some quick advice

If u are aiming for a 4/5 then I guess a simple intro and conclusion alongside 5 paragraphs of analysis is probably what Ur looking at because marks are given mainly based off levels of analysis than how much you write if that makes sense
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