How does the main protagonist in a christmas carol change throghout the text

Paragraph 1 Introduction (1.1)

Introduce your essay. For example a?In my essay, I will be analysing how the main protagonist in A Christmas Carol transforms from being a mean and spiteful character a¦.a?

Mention in your introduction that you will be analysing the language used by Dickens when portraying the characters, the atmosphere and the tone of his writing. Go on to mention that you will also be evaluating the style and form of the story, the use of imagery and how effective you feel the imagery helps you with your understanding of the story and the characters. Finally, mention that you will be analysing the social, historical and cultural features which are implicit and explicit within the text, and summarising how relevant you feel the issues raised in A Christmas Carol are in todayas multi-cultural society.



Paragraph 2 a How Scrooge changes throughout the Text (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2)

Here you will write about how the main protagonist appears to the reader at the beginning of the novella. You will then go on to write about how and why Scrooge changes. Use your timeline of events to help you with this part of your essay. You must provide evidence from the text and correctly reference your evidence.

Paragraph 3 a Language (4.2)

Here you need to write about Dickensa use of language within the Novella. How does Dickens use language to describe the main characters, atmosphere and tone? Do you think the descriptions are effective? Are there any metaphors or similes within the text and if so, how effective are they? You must provide evidence from the text and correctly reference your evidence.

Paragraph 4 a Style and Form (3.2)

Here you must write about what the term a?Novellaa means. You must also write about who the narrator of the story is. You will then go on to write about the imagery contained within the text and how Dickens uses imagery to create and enhance the atmosphere, characters and tone. You must provide evidence from the text and correctly reference your evidence.

Paragraph 5 a Social, Historical and Cultural Features Implicit and Explicit (1.1, 2.1, 4.1)

Here you will write about why you think Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. Was it just about the greed and social conscience of one man? (Explicit) Think about what society was like when Dickens wrote the Novella. Was Dickens commenting on wider social issues at that time? (Implicit) What does Christmas mean to different cultures in todayas society? You must provide evidence from the text and correctly reference your evidence.



Paragraph 6 a Conclusion (4.1)

For your conclusion, you must summarise how relevant you feel the issues raised in A Christmas Carol are in todayas multi-cultural society. If you use evidence from the text for this paragraph, you must correctly reference your evidence.





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Bibliography



Dickens, C. (2004) A Christmas Carol. Gutenberg Ebook (46) [Online]

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