Christmas Carol, A - E-Guide
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The classic Christmas story of greed, cold-heartedness, and redemption.
Ebenezer Scrooge is content with his life of work and petty self-interest—or he would be if he were content with anything. He is unfriendly to his nephew, cruel to his employee, and verbally abusive to charity collectors. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, appears to Scrooge to warn him to change his ways. Bound in chains and tormented by his mistakes, Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three Spirits.
These Spirits offer Scrooge a chance to escape the same fate as Marley, but will Scrooge listen to their lesson of redemption and reawaken to the commandment, "Love your neighbor as yourself?"
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English/Language Arts credit: This is a one-quarter credit high school level Literature curriculum.
Author Biography: Learn about Charles Dickens and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Similes, characterization, comic relief, allusion, tone, in context, dictionary, repetition, foil, humor, hyperbole, foreshadowing, juxtaposition, personification, synonym, dramatic structure, exposition, complications, crisis, dénouement, mood, setting, flashback, conflict, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Comfort, optimism, pessimism, attitude, accepting responsibility for one's actions (past and present), contentment, fruits of the
Spirit, death, hospitality, consequences.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Social reform, Victorian England, London, mapping, Christmas customs, class discussions, multiple essay choices, service projects.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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