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heyy can someone mark my christmas carol essay please? its 100% not the best buts its alli could do in the time given and also I j found the question a bit too hard bro. if you have any more points I could write about then pls lmk!!

Starting with this extract, how does Dickens present the importance of family? (Extract: the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to visit Bob Cratchit’s house.)

Charles Dickens, the author of the allegorical novella “A Christmas Carol”, clearly highlights the importance of family which leads to Scrooge realising that business, money, and profit are not the true way of achieving and maintaining happiness. This could be because Dickens wishes to educate the upper class of the Victorian era that being selfish, stingy, and bitter doesn't lead to happiness and that building relationships with loved ones does.

In Stave 1, Dickens presents Scrooge to be a miserly, bitter, and sinful character. He describes Scrooge to be, “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” The use of asyndetic listing by Dickens could be to present Scrooge as a character with never-ending bad attributes and qualities about him and to make the readers think that his redemption is near impossible. Furthermore, the seven negative adjectives may cause a Victorian audience to draw parallels between Scrooge with the seven deadly sins of Christianity. They were the root of all evil as described in the bible and anyone who embodies them must be a part of the devil. However, as the novella progresses we learn that Scrooge and his father did not have a good relationship when he was a young boy and that could have led him to be the miserly person he is today. When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge to visit his time at school it describes how he is a “solitary child neglected by his friends” This could reflect how as a young boy scrooge was rejected by the rest of society so now when he's grown up he feels as if he cannot join society again with the fear of getting maybe bullied or made fun of. When The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge this he begins to “sob” showing how these feelings are still very raw to him which could be the reason he's so bitter as he doesn't want to get hurt again. This shows the importance of family in the novella as if Scrooge had a good upbringing and childhood where he has friends to turn to and a family to go home to during Christmas then he may not be as cruel now. Dickens may have done this to show his readers, who were part of the upper class as only they could afford the book, that they need to be good, kind, and loving to all.

In Stave 3 where the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to visit Bob Cratchits house, Dickens describes Mrs. Cratchit to be, “brave in ribbons”. Ribbons are very cheap and by describing Mrs. Cratchit to be “brave” in ribbons shows how she remains optimistic regardless of her financial state. Additionally, Mrs. Cratchit, although poor, represents the family's will to make the best of things. The ribbons are her way of being more festive and trying to improve the Christmas spirit in the family. Furthermore, The adjective 'brave' suggests that the Cratchit's approach to life is noble and admirable - but not easy.

Finally, In stave 4 when the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge the Cratchit family falling apart after Tiny tims death it teaches Scrooge and the readers the importance of family and how without one member of the family, whoever it is everyone can become monful and sad. This influenced him to be a better person to Bob Cratchit and increase his wages in the hope of helping Tiny Tim.

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