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- 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 Literary Context practice exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary aspects of A Christmas Carol for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Qualities of Victorian literature
- An overview of author Charles Dickens
- Dickens' motivation in writing A Christmas Carol
- The genre of the book
- Analyzing the story
- Where and when A Christmas Carol takes place
- The themes found within the book
- Key quotes from the story
- Vocabulary used in A Christmas Carol
1. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors
Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.
2. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence
Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.
3. Why Did Charles Dickens Write A Christmas Carol?
Charles Dickens was a prolific novelist as well as a journalist dedicated to social reform. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the reasons he wrote 'A Christmas Carol,' including those related to his personal life and social reform.
4. Genre of A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' novella, ''A Christmas Carol'', is an endearing tale of compassion and redemption. Its story and main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, have made its way into our culture and has remained popular since the story's publication in 1843. In this lesson, we'll analyze some of the elements of the novella.
5. A Christmas Carol: Summary & Analysis
Charles Dickens' work, ''A Christmas Carol'', is probably his most well-known and beloved piece. Each year during the Christmas season, this famous story is revived once again. In this lesson, we will discover why so many people enjoy its message.
6. A Christmas Carol Setting
While it's easy to say that Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' is set in Victorian England, the truth is that there is so much more to it than that. From rooms to dreams, this lesson explains the novel's setting.
7. A Christmas Carol Themes
Charles Dickens' ''A Christmas Carol'' may be among his shortest works, but that does not mean that the book is not loaded with important themes for the reader to discover. Compassion and redemption are some of the themes we'll be analyzing in this lesson.
8. A Christmas Carol Quotes
This lesson discusses a selection of quotes from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. 'A Christmas Carol' is a holiday story that addresses the themes of generosity and kindness.
9. A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
Charles Dickens uses formal language common in 1843 England to tell the story about a man whose life is changed overnight. In this lesson, we will identify the meaning of some of his word choices.
A Christmas Carol Vocabulary Flashcards
Many people are familiar with Charles Dickens' famous novella, 'A Christmas Carol,' from its many film and stage remakes. But for those reading the original novella, this set of flashcards can help you to understand some of the more difficult vocabulary words found in Dickens' famous tale.
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