A Christmas Carol

What did scrooge really mean when he said," Are there no prisons?".

A situation when two gentlemen came to scrooge to make him contribute some money in the festive season of christmas. When they told scrooge that hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, Srooge directly asked this question!


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Scrooge thinks that prisons are a good place to send the poor and destitute. Of course these people have done nothing wrong; scrooge just wants the poor out of his sight. 

it also shows Scrooge’s cold hearted ness and carelessness towards others despite not knowin them.