A Christmas Carol - Stave 1 - Marley's Ghost

English Literature



6m 7s
In this tutorial we provide a summary of Stave 1. Examine what is interesting about the way this section is written, including ariations of the word ‘dead’ & associated words ‘funeral’ and ‘burial’ in opening paragraphs and connections with Hamlet. We analyse the first descriptions of Scrooge and we look at the setting: darkness, fog and cold pervade. We discuss Scrooge as a businessman; Introduction of ideas to do with social equality; the Poor Law and the treadmill.

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