A Christmas Carol

8. why do you think dickens puts himself into the story with 'as close to it as I am now to you'?

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I think Dickens is implying that Scrooge is now in the spirit world and proximity is not the same as it is in the mortal world. Dickens uses this technique to transcend the reader beyond the present and even connect the reader with the spirit world.