The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge’s two children. What were their names?
The boy’s name was Ignorance and the girl’s was Want.
Dickens, who had suffered great privation in his childhood, had an abiding interest in the welfare of the children of the poor, and used his writing talent to bring attention to the dreadful conditions in which they lived and worked. He supported financially the Ragged Schools movement, along with Lord Shaftsbury and other Victorian philanthropists. The Ragged Schools were so-called because the children who attended them were wretchedly clothed, coming as they did from the slums. The schools were held in the evenings, because the children worked during the day. Dickens fervently believed that education was the key to increasing one’s opportunities in life.
Which characters in ‘A Christmas Carol’ are drawn from Dickens’ own life experience?
Fred and his unnamed wife
The Micawber family