Scrooge Quotes (10 quotes)
A Christmas Carol- poverty - key quotation
Dickens felt strongly that Victorian society ignored the poverty of its underclass. On the one hand were the rich who enjoyed comfort and feasting at Christmas, and on the other were children forced to live in dreadful conditions in workhouses. In A Christmas Carol Dickens shows the theme of social injustice through:. The Poor Law was amended in to reduce the cost of helping the poor. Those desperate for assistance and having no other option were sent to workhouses. The novella shows these contrasts by presenting poverty in the Cratchit household, in the characters of Ignorance and Want who are sheltered by the Ghost of Christmas Present and also in the scene of thieves going through the dead Scrooge's possessions. What elements of social injustice does Dickens highlight in this novella?
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‘A Christmas Carol’: Sending the Poor to Prison
When he was 12 years old in , Charles Dickens worked hour days in a rat-infested shoe-polish factory for six shillings a week. It was all the money he had to get by. His father, mother, and five siblings aged were in prison because the family was in debt. This is what Western society did with the poor in the mids. Your work did not, however, pay off your debts — you could spend the rest of your life there. Needless to say, Charles Dickens grew to hate the system and rail against it in his works. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.
Its message of redemption, love, and the goodwill of the season has resonated with generation after generation, whether read, heard, or watched. But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. God save you! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry?