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A Christmas Carol: Wide margin annotation edition (Annotation Editions)

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But if they had been twice as many -- ah, four times -- old Fezziwig would have been a match for them, and so would Mrs Fezziwig.

We exclude and expressly disclaim all express and implied warranties or conditions not stated in this Agreement (including without limitation, loss of income, loss or corruption of data, business interruption or loss of contracts), so far as such exclusion or disclaimer is permitted under the applicable law. Dickens teaches us that our "free will" allows us to have full control over our actions and Marley and Scrooge's free will has lead to the chains. D could be using the different seasons as a metaphor for life, each season representing a different stage in life. Then she began to drag him, in her childish eagerness, towards the door; and he, nothing loth to go, accompanied her.In came a fiddler with a music-book, and went up to the lofty desk, and made an orchestra of it, and tuned like fifty stomach-aches. The duality reflects the two versions of S, not only his younger self and present day self, but also his happier past and miserable self now. The insistence on Marley's dead-ness and reference to Hamlet, one of the most well-known ghost stories of the time, hints that Marley is about to be un-dead and in so doing significantly change Scrooge's life, just as Old Hamlet's appearance changed Hamlet's. In the first stave, the miser Scrooge is introduced as well as his merry nephew and his poor clerk Bob Cratchit. Scrooge went to bed again, and thought, and thought, and thought it over and over, and could make nothing of it.

Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir. As we will later learn, his bitterness originates at Christmas time and has warped his perspective of it.

His body was transparent ; so that Scrooge, observing him, and looking through his waistcoat, could see the two buttons on his coat behind. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.

However, much of its appeal comes from the fact that the novella and its trappings have come to represent how many people feel about Christmas and its observation. This is in contrast to Scrooge's townhouse residence, which is likely to be closer to Cornhill - the more fashionable financial district. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. Scrooge has a small fire, but his clerk, Bob Cratchit, who works in a little cell attached to Scrooge’s office, barely has a coal to warm him.Please refer to this Agreement before adding more titles to your CGP Online Editions account (Your Account).

Nor was it more retentive of its ancient state, within; for entering the dreary hall, and glancing through the open doors of many rooms, they found them poorly furnished, cold, and vast. contradictory similes - they don't make sense, showing how strange the figure is and how confused S is. It was old enough now, and dreary enough, for nobody lived in it but Scrooge, the other rooms being all let out as offices. He exists in opposition to others, who attempt to 'warm' themselves against the chill, appearing to revel in his detachment. Why, it isn’t possible,’ said Scrooge, ` that I can have slept through a whole day and far into another night.But they and their spirit voices faded together; and the night became as it had been when he walked home.

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