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Flashcards in A Christmas Carol Who Said It and Where? Deck (30)
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1

"Marley was dead to begin with."

Narrator
Stave One
Ideas about: intrigue and the unexpected

2

"he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!"

Narrator
Stave One
Ideas about: a biased narrator
Technique: hyperbole

3

"Hard and sharp as flint"

Narrator
Stave One
Ideas about: Scrooge
Technique: simile

4

"Solitary as an oyster"

Narrator
Stave One
Ideas about Scrooge
Technique: simile

5

"I can't afford to make idle people merry"

Scrooge
Stave One
Ideas about: attitudes to the poor

6

"Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"

Scrooge
Stave One
Ideas about: Cold logic/ attitudes to the poor

7

"I wear the chain I forged in life"

Jacob Marley
Stave One
Ideas about: Consequences and fate

8

"From the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light."


Stave Two
Ideas about: symbols (truth)

9

"Your reclamation, then. Take heed!"

Ghost of Christmas Past
Stave Two
Ideas about: Redemption/ Transformation

10

"Your lip is trembling," said the Ghost. "And what is that upon your cheek?"

The Ghost of Christmas Past
Stave Two
Ideas about: Redemption/Transformation and emotion

11

"A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still."

The Ghost of Christmas Past
Stave Two
Ideas about: Childhood and determinism

12

"He has the power to render us happy or unhappy [...] The happiness he gives is quite as much as if it cost a fortune."

Scrooge
Stave Two
Ideas about: Generosity and leadership

13

"I have seen your nobler aspirations fall of one by one, until the master passion, Gain, engrosses you."

Belle
Stave Two
Ideas about: Obsession and avarice (extreme greed)

14

"Remove me!" Scrooge exclaimed. "I cannot bear it!"

Scrooge
Stave Two
Ideas about: Truth and reflection

15

"these young Cratchits danced about the table."


Stave Three
Ideas about: Childhood and determinism

16

'With an interest he had never felt before..."No, no...Oh no, kind Spirit! Say he will be spared" '

Scrooge
Stave Three
Ideas about: Redemption/Transformation and empathy

17

"If he die, he better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

Ghost of Christmas Present reminds Scrooge of something he said in Stave One.
Stave Three
Ideas about: Attitudes to the poor (and Malthusian Principle)

18

"I am sorry for him [...] Who suffers by his ill whims? Himself, always."

Fred
Stave Three
Ideas about: Forgiveness and isolation

19

"This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both [...] They are Man's"

Ghost of Christmas Present
Stave Three
Ideas about: Mankind's responsibility.

20

"Plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man"


Stave Four
Ideas about: Isolation

21

"Avarice, hard dealing, griping cares? They have brought him to a rich end, truly!"

Scrooge's thoughts
Stave Four
Ideas about: Wealth versus poverty

22

"Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they the shadows of the things that May be only?"

Scrooge
Stave Four
Ideas about: Redemption/Transformation

23

"The kind hand trembled."

Description of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Stave Four
Ideas about: Forgiveness

24

"No fog, no mist; clear, bright, jovial...heavenly sky, sweet fresh air."

Scrooge
Stave Five
Ideas about: Redemption/Transformation and semantic fields.

25

"I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy...I am as giddy as a drunken man"

Scrooge
Stave Five
Ideas about: Redemption/Transformation and childhood

26

"I don't know how long I have been among the Spirits. I don't know anything. I'm quite a baby."

Scrooge
Stave Five
Ideas about: Logic and redemption

27

"Scrooge regarded everyone with a delighted smile."


Stave Five
Ideas about: Redemption/ Transformation

28

"His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him."


Stave Five
Ideas about: Wealth

29

"No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him."

Narrator
Stave One
Ideas about: Scrooge (coldness personified)

30

"Open our shut up hearts freely"

Fred
Stave One
Ideas about: generosity/ goodwill