A Summary Of A Christmas Carol

1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it
starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings
of the book include Scrooge's Counting House, Scrooge's Home, Bob
Cratchit's home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the
schoolhouse and the Fizziwig's place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this
is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life.
Then it skips to Scrooge's love of his life when she is married and they
speaks about Scrooge and how he is now in a world of his money. Also it
shows the exchange, homeless people under a bridge, and a cemetery.

2). The four main characters in the book are ...

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him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he…
Nobody ever stopped in the street to say, with gladsome looks, ‘My dear
Scrooge, how are you? When will you come to see me?'. No beggars implored
him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o'clock, no man
or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a
place, of Scrooge." (Dickens 14).

Next there is Tiny Tim, he seems to be a symbol of hope in this story
even though he has to use a crutch to walk and he is very small. Despite
his disability, he constantly keeps the spirit up and tries to maintain it
in all his brothers, sisters, and parents, even though they are poor. He is
the epitome of the Christmas spirit, that which should inhibit all of us. "
He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him because he was a
cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember, upon Christmas Day,
who made lame beggars walk and blind men see." (125). This quote just shows
how thoughtful he is, ...

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the few that feels pity for Scrooge. 3). The book starts off talking
about Jacob Marley, Scrooge's former business partner. It basically says
that he "was dead as a door-nail" (11). Then it moves to Scrooges counting
house where he converses with Fred. Then two men come in to ask for a
donation and Scrooge shoos them away quickly enough. Then Bob Cratchit come
in for a days work and Scrooge is stingy about putting coal on the fire. At
this point in the book, Scrooge is not made out to be a nice, caring,
giving man. When Scrooge goes home, he is confronted by the ghost of Marley
who tells him that he will be haunted by three spirits over the course of
the next three days, each at One ...

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