How Does Dickens Respond To The Poor In A Christmas Carol

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Research Simulation Task: A Christmas Carol Dickens might have chosen to include the poor in this novel for many reasons. One of the reasons might be because the setting of the story is Christmas time, so it feels obvious to include the poor in the story. Also, the poor are given the most attention during Christmas time such as they are given donations and are helped out. For example, in Source A, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens refers to two men coming to Scrooge’s shop to ask for donations so they could give to the poor. In the book it is stated as, “Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude,” returned the gentleman, “a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoice…”…show more content…
In 1824, his family was sent to Debtor’s prison for about 3 months and young Charles was sent away from his family to Warren’s Blacking to work off the family’s debt. The events of this time spent in Debtor’s prison haunted Dickens throughout his years and entered his written works many of the time. After, studying at a private school, he moved to other schools to: study languages, business, and shorthand; he worked as a reporter for parliament where he wrote and learned about the law. Working as a reporter and the time spent in Debtor’s prison helped him comment on these laws in his

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