A Christmas Carol - Introduction and Genre

English Literature



9m 5s
This audio tutorial Introduces us to Dickens. We examine the significance of 1843 as publication date coinciding with the commercialisation of Christmas (sending of first Christmas card); the enduring appeal of characters and influence on contemporary society and a brief outline of the plot. The long association of Christmas time with the telling of ghost stories, but also the idea of moral tale or allegory We take a look at social inequality, wealth and poverty, the responsibility of the individual in relation to society, optimism, the possibility of change/transformation, community, the supernatural and Christmas!

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