Day 1

A Christmas Carol Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do learn about Scrooge's character in Stave 1? Cite specific examples from the text.

    Dickens describes Scrooge as a cold-hearted miser and a skinflint who expects his clerk to work on Christmas eve. Dickens describes him as a "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner." He's described as "solitary" and "cold," as evidenced in the way he dismisses his nephew Fred and rails against the two charity workers who ask him for a contribution. According to Dickens, it is Scrooge's way to "[warn] all human sympathy to keep its distance."

  2. 2

    Why doesn't Scrooge like to celebrate Christmas?

    Christmas celebration doesn't fit with...

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