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Ch 4: A Christmas Carol Characters

About This Chapter

The ''A Christmas Carol'' Characters chapter of this ''A Christmas Carol'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to analyze the characters who populate the story. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the people who drive this classic book.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning about the characters within A Christmas Carol will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to explore the traits and roles of the book's characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their studying of the characters in A Christmas Carol
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the A Christmas Carol Characters practice exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the A Christmas Carol Characters practice exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters of A Christmas Carol for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • An analysis of Scrooge
  • The Cratchit family
  • Tiny Tim's role in the story
  • The Fezziwigs
  • Personification of ignorance and want in A Christmas Carol

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: A Christmas Carol Characters
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Characters in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

1. Characters in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens created lasting characters in his short novel 'A Christmas Carol.' Although some of his characters are ordinary, others are fantastical, such as the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. In this lesson, we will get to know these characters a bit better.

Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

2. Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', is an ill-tempered man who hates Christmas. After he is visited by three ghosts, however, Scrooge desperately wants to change the future that awaits him.

Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol

3. Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol

Bob Cratchit is Ebenezer Scrooge's impoverished clerk in Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol.' Cratchit, who has a disabled son at home, is able to experience joy despite his difficulties at home and at work.

Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol

4. Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge feels pity and concern for Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.' Perhaps more than any other character, Tiny Tim contributes to Scrooge's change of heart about the value of people and the importance of human relationships.

Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol

5. Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol

This lesson takes a look at Mrs. Cratchit in ''A Christmas Carol'' by Charles Dickens. Mrs. Cratchit's character shows an interesting blend of resourceful persistence and feisty defiance.

Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol

6. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol

This lesson takes a look at the character of Mr. Fezziwig in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.' Fezziwig has a small part in the story, but it is an important one. Let's examine how he illustrates some important points.

Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol

7. Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol

In ''A Christmas Carol'' by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer is inspired at a young age by the loving relationship between the Fezziwigs. In this lesson, we will learn more about Mrs. Fezziwig.

Ignorance & Want in A Christmas Carol

8. Ignorance & Want in A Christmas Carol

'A Christmas Carol', Charles Dickens' popular story of the evolution of Ebenezer Scrooge from a miser to a generous old man, exposes the vice and virtue in human lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the themes of ignorance and want that appear in the story.

A Christmas Carol Characters List & Flashcards

A Christmas Carol Characters List & Flashcards

This flashcard set reviews the characters in Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Physical characteristics and major contributions to the story are discussed within this deck.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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