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please help A christmas carol

can anyone who is a grade 8/9 student in english lit essays please help me write an essay for a christmas carol , its only if u have the time and i would really appreciate it. I'll post the question if someone volunteers to help <3
Hi
i did gcse in 2019 and got a grade 9 for lit though these aren't my original essays from my actual paper, i planned these essays for revision, hope they help :wink:

How do Dickens present ideas about wealth?
Dickens presents the ideas about wealth in this extract by showing money comes between him and anyone else. This can be seen in the quotation "another idol has displaced me...a golden one" this hyperbole suggests that Scrooge used to consider as her idol. The "idol" may suggest to the reader that Scrooge set his primary affections on money and money has replaced and broken the relationship between the two, Scrooge has once loved her, but now has been replaced by the "idol" of his interest in money. The noun "idol" also represents religious imagery and shows how money can become something bigger than religion. Scrooge has been engulfed by wealth and greed that Belle has slowly watched become his first passion over her. "Displaced" shows she's not loved no more, she's been replaced, this shows that during Victorian society money could have meant so much that it was able to replace a human being. The phrase "golden one" compares scrooges devotion to making money to a religious devotes worship of a sacred statue or icon, Dickens may have used this to show how wealthy people would not care about religious beliefs and turn their wealth into something religious that can be idolised. Through this quote, Dickens may have wanted to express that at a certain point if you live a life like Scrooge you have no one and it would be sacred meaning towards you.


Dickens presents the ideas about wealth and poverty in the novel as a whole extract by showing a contrast between Scrooge at the beginning to Scrooge at the end. This can be seen in the quotation when Scrooge says "if they would rather die they better do it and decrease the surplus population" this quote reveals a horrifying image for the audience of Scrooge wanting all poor people dying, this shows the social hierarchy between the upper class and lower class, Dickens may have used this quote to show how in Victorian society lower class people meant nothing to them, and therefore wanted to use this to help people to help the lower class, Dickens then uses the character "Ignorance" and "Want" to show the abandonment from society, representing them in children has a sorrowful feeling for the audience because children are vulnerable and fragile and as a society, Dickens may have wanted to show through these characters we should help them and not have a social hierarchy. This personality of Scrooge is a contrast to him at the end to a "corpse" like body to "He looked so irresistibly pleasant". Dickens may have used the character Scrooge to show that people can change and people can mix with other social classes even though it was difficult during the Victorians, this may have promoted social classes being mixed. Dickens may have also wanted to convey that wealth and poverty had nothing to do with people and convince people there was no social hierarchy after all.


How Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past
Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past as a sign of hope for Scrooge to change his ways. This can be seen in the quotation "from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light", the metaphor shows how the Ghost is full of power and brightness. The verb "sprung" show its coming to life in a fast way, lighting everything up in the room. The noun "crown" may suggest looking up, a sign of hope to God to help Scrooge change his ways. The ghost that is presented as a juxtaposition to scrooges personality, the juxtaposition between life and vitality. Scrooge is presented as a greedy "corpse" like character whereas the ghost represents hope which is delicate and fragile. Dickens message may be if you live your life like scrooge your nothing and dead.This can be seen in the quotation "great extinguisher for a cap” this may show that the lights are a symbol for Scrooge to learn from the spirit that has to offer for Scrooge but Scrooge doesn’t want to be taken back and shown his bad ways so tries to put it out "what would you so soon put it out"
Seems a bit ironic asking someone to do something for no payment and write about Scrooge!!
these essays was like two years ago i already had them saved

Original post by barnet1471
Seems a bit ironic asking someone to do something for no payment and write about Scrooge!!
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Original post by Studyuuuutime
Hi
i did gcse in 2019 and got a grade 9 for lit though these aren't my original essays from my actual paper, i planned these essays for revision, hope they help :wink:

How do Dickens present ideas about wealth?
Dickens presents the ideas about wealth in this extract by showing money comes between him and anyone else. This can be seen in the quotation "another idol has displaced me...a golden one" this hyperbole suggests that Scrooge used to consider as her idol. The "idol" may suggest to the reader that Scrooge set his primary affections on money and money has replaced and broken the relationship between the two, Scrooge has once loved her, but now has been replaced by the "idol" of his interest in money. The noun "idol" also represents religious imagery and shows how money can become something bigger than religion. Scrooge has been engulfed by wealth and greed that Belle has slowly watched become his first passion over her. "Displaced" shows she's not loved no more, she's been replaced, this shows that during Victorian society money could have meant so much that it was able to replace a human being. The phrase "golden one" compares scrooges devotion to making money to a religious devotes worship of a sacred statue or icon, Dickens may have used this to show how wealthy people would not care about religious beliefs and turn their wealth into something religious that can be idolised. Through this quote, Dickens may have wanted to express that at a certain point if you live a life like Scrooge you have no one and it would be sacred meaning towards you.


Dickens presents the ideas about wealth and poverty in the novel as a whole extract by showing a contrast between Scrooge at the beginning to Scrooge at the end. This can be seen in the quotation when Scrooge says "if they would rather die they better do it and decrease the surplus population" this quote reveals a horrifying image for the audience of Scrooge wanting all poor people dying, this shows the social hierarchy between the upper class and lower class, Dickens may have used this quote to show how in Victorian society lower class people meant nothing to them, and therefore wanted to use this to help people to help the lower class, Dickens then uses the character "Ignorance" and "Want" to show the abandonment from society, representing them in children has a sorrowful feeling for the audience because children are vulnerable and fragile and as a society, Dickens may have wanted to show through these characters we should help them and not have a social hierarchy. This personality of Scrooge is a contrast to him at the end to a "corpse" like body to "He looked so irresistibly pleasant". Dickens may have used the character Scrooge to show that people can change and people can mix with other social classes even though it was difficult during the Victorians, this may have promoted social classes being mixed. Dickens may have also wanted to convey that wealth and poverty had nothing to do with people and convince people there was no social hierarchy after all.


How Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past
Dickens presents the Ghost of Christmas past as a sign of hope for Scrooge to change his ways. This can be seen in the quotation "from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light", the metaphor shows how the Ghost is full of power and brightness. The verb "sprung" show its coming to life in a fast way, lighting everything up in the room. The noun "crown" may suggest looking up, a sign of hope to God to help Scrooge change his ways. The ghost that is presented as a juxtaposition to scrooges personality, the juxtaposition between life and vitality. Scrooge is presented as a greedy "corpse" like character whereas the ghost represents hope which is delicate and fragile. Dickens message may be if you live your life like scrooge your nothing and dead.This can be seen in the quotation "great extinguisher for a cap” this may show that the lights are a symbol for Scrooge to learn from the spirit that has to offer for Scrooge but Scrooge doesn’t want to be taken back and shown his bad ways so tries to put it out "what would you so soon put it out"


omg thank u so much!!!! im going to try incorporate these into my ideas, the question i need help with is "how does dickens present suffering of the poor" and the extract is from stave 3 but i feel like your first answer can really help with it. i kind of struggle with formatting essays, sometimes i have all these ideas but i dont know how to put them down on paper so i tend to plan essays before and remember them and change it to fit the question when i can. And your ideas and work is amazing! i really appreciate this :smile:
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thanks so much i have an english y10 mock style test on christmas carol i didnt understand the idol displased and wealth thing but u have saved my life thanks to u i understood everything u wrote there thanks again :smile:

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