What quotes do I need to memorise for A Christmas Carol?Watch
The chapter begins lightheartedly as the omniscient narrator humorously discusses the fact that Jacob Marley is dead.
However, the cheerful beginning is contrasted when Scrooge is introduced making him seem less appealing: he’s mean, greedy and “solitary as an oyster” his “shrivelled” looks and “grating voice” match his horrible personality.
The narrator uses : “once upon a time” to introduce the main story . Dickens uses a fairy tale convention suggesting the story will have a magical element and its likely to have a happy ending.
So this is just an example I suggest by the CGP books