Christmas Carol

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Christmas Carol
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Act One
Scene One
1. Who is Marley?
How does he know Scrooge?
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Jacob Marley
Scrooge’s former business partner
Dead for 7 years
Acts as a narrator for the story
2. How did Scrooge react when
Marley died?
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Wasn’t sad
Didn’t mourn
More concerned about money
Worked on the day of the funeral
3. Explain why Scrooge answers to
both Scrooge and Marley?
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The sign in the window hasn’t been
changed because Scrooge is too cheap, so
people aren’t sure who he is.
4. Evaluate the relationship between
Scrooge and Marley.
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Not friends
Business partners
But no “lost love” at Marley’s death
Act One
Scene Two
5. Describe Scooge’s character and
appearance.
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Old
Mean
Miser
Cheap
Scary looking
6. Compare Scrooge to the winter
weather.
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Both dark and gloomy
Remember! The story is set in London,
England!
7. Describe Scrooge’s nephew’s
character traits.
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Friendly
Loving
Forgiving
8. Compare Scrooge’s attitude toward Christmas
with that of his nephew. Give examples from the
story.
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Scrooge says “Bah, Humbug” every time
Fred says “Merry Christmas”
9. What, besides Christmas, does Scrooge
ridicule in his conversation with his nephew?
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Being married and in love
10. Based on the visit from the 2 men,
summarize Scrooge’s emotions toward charity
for the poor and unfortunate.
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Doesn’t care about them
Thinks they deserve poor houses and jail
11. Explain how Scrooge responds to his desk
clerk’s request to take Christmas Day off.
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Gives it to him, but isn’t happy about it
Doesn’t think it’s fair
Makes Cratchit come to work early the day
after Christmas
Act One
Scene Three
12. Describe the Christmas Eve
weather.
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Dark
Bleak
Void
Snowy
13. When Scrooge first arrives at home, what
does he see that foreshadows that this will be an
odd night.
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Marley’s face in the door
14. Describe the appearance of
Marley’s ghost.
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In business clothes with chains and money
boxes attached
15.Why does Marley’s ghost appear
to Scrooge?
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To show him how to escape his own fate
To warn him to change so he doesn’t end
up like Marley
16. Describe Scrooge’s emotions during the visit
by Marley’s ghost. Compare his emotions at the
beginning to his emotions at the end of his visit.
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Denial
Fear
Belief
17. What does Marley tell Scrooge
will happen?
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3 spirits will visit in 3 nights at 1am and
12am

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