Stave 5 Literary Devices: allusion, puns Reading skills: assessing predictions Allusions • A reference to a movie or book – Ex. “Inconceivable!” “I do not think you know what that word means.” – “To be or not to be. . .” – In this story, of Hamlet’s ghost in the beginning. Predictions • You are familiar with this story, so most of your predictions are correct. – What about the ghosts, Scrooge, or the other minor characters did you predict that was correct? – Incorrect? Journal Questions • At the beginning of Stave Five, Scrooge is happy that the "time" before him is his own. Why is “time” important to Scrooge? Explain and provide at least 3 pieces of text evidence to support your thoughts. “Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the Time before him was his own, to make amends in” (Dickens 91). Journal Questions • Explain the lesson that Scrooge learns from each spirit. Include text evidence to support each lesson. • How would you characterize Bob Cratchit’s attitude toward Scrooge? Scrooge’s attitude toward Cratchit? How do their attitudes toward each other change throughout the book? Explain and include at least 3 examples from the text. Journal Questions • How would you characterize Bob Cratchit’s attitude toward Scrooge? Scrooge’s attitude toward Cratchit? How do their attitudes toward each other change throughout the book? Explain and include at least 3 examples from the text. Journal Questions • In literature as in life, characters go through transformations and learn from their experiences. Explain how Ebenezer Scrooge transformed his life and learned from his experiences. Provide at least 3 pieces of supporting evidence from the novel. Stave 5 Vocabulary p. 37 of ACC study guide • Amends • Dispelled • Recompensed • Blithe • Unanimity • Malady • Illustrious “Team Talk” Questions (p. 38 of ACC study guide) • #1-Why is Scrooge overcome with joy on Christmas morning? • #2-What does Scrooge have sent to Bob Cratchit’s home/ • #3-Why does Scrooge wish to catch Bob Cratchit coming into work late? “Team Talk” Questions (p. 39-40 of ACC study guide) • #6-Why do you think everything Scrooge sees on his walk gives him so much pleasure? • #9-Scrooge’s neice an dnephew welcome him with open arms. Read Rom. 12:13 and 1 Peter 4:9-10. According to these verses, what qualities does true hospitality demonstrate? Do Fred and his wife demonstrate these qualities? Why or why not? “Team Talk” Questions (p. 40 of ACC study guide) • #10-Read 2 Cor. 5:17-19. What makes truly new life possible? In your opinion, how well do these verses apply to Ebenezer Scrooge? Discuss: • Life is a series of choices and consequences. Did Scrooge actively or consciously choose to be the way he was at the beginning of the novel? • What types of decisions led him there? • Did he truly have a choice in whether to change? What consequences did his new choices result in? Plot Overview p. 42 in ACC study guide Theme? Message? • What do you think is the central or dominant idea presented in the novel? Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus the Tax Collector 19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” • In what ways does A Christmas Carol echo this story from Scripture?