'A Christmas Carol'
How does Dickens portray a social comment in the book'A Christmas Carol'?
Charles John Huffman Dickens was born in Portsmouth to a clerk who worked in the office responsible for navy salaries. Hisfirst, and happiest, years were spent at Chatham. However, his father was imprisoned in the Marshalsea prison for debtors and at age twelve he began working in a blacking warehouse. It was a miserable time for the young Dickens, and its themes recur frequently in his novels, where the Marshalsea itself features, and the mistreatment of children and child labour are common subjects. Subsequently, he worked as an office boy, then studied shorthand and reported House of Commons debates for the Morning Chronicle.
'A Christmas Carol' was written during the peak time of what we call the'Victorian' era.During this time many families were living in different situations, as the book portrays.For instance there were very poor families, yet there were very rich families.Many people at this time were deciding to get married at this time, and the majority of people were living under the poverty line.Education was more of a punishment rather than a privilege as today, as children were sent there so that they were out of the house and not in the way.Many people were very interested in the super-natural at this time and the book portrays a good them of the supernatural. Also the book shows us how everyone can pull together and act in different ways at a time like Christmas.
A'Christmas Carol' is a relatively short novel, set at Christmas.It is structured in five staves; introduction, past, present, future and resolution.It is set at Christmas because Christmas is a time when families and loved ones get together and celebrate.It may also be set at this time to show how people and families in the poorest of states can'forget' their wor…