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What is the irony in A Christmas Carol?


trina c #226445
Jan 23, 2012 10:11 PM

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What is the irony in A Christmas Carol?

I need two types of irony that are in Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol.

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Jan 24, 2012 12:17 AM

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"A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens (small detail). It is ironic that Bob Cratchit toasts Scrooge for their meagre dinner. Scrooge, of course, treats Bob like a slave yet he still pays tribute to him. Scrooge describes his father as being rather cold, just like he is. I also recall the Ghost of Christmas Present repeating Scrooge's callous words, "are there no workhouses", when Scrooge inquires who will take care of the street kids that the Ghost shows him.

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