A Christmas Carol - Stave IV - The Last of the Spirits

English Literature



6m 52s
This podcast looks at what is interesting about the way this section of A Christmas Carol is written? We look at time; symbolism associated with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and personification and presentation of death; effects on Scrooge: the spectre makes his ‘shudder’ and even ‘feel cold’; contrasts with opening (impermeable); horror; mystery surrounding identity; Cratchits/Tiny Tim; contrasts; repeated use of ‘un’ words, prefix denoting absence; irony. The key theme is attitudes towards death

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