For each quotation, analyse the language, learn it and be clear on who it is referring to and what is the intention.
- “The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached.”
- Scrooge feared the silent shape so much that his legs trembled beneath him.”
- “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good,”
- “Spirit,” said Scrooge, shuddering from head to foot. “I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. My life tends that way, now.”
- “Still the Ghost pointed downward to the grave by which it stood.”
“You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow!”
“My dear,” was Bob’s mild answer, “Christmas Day.”
“I’ll drink his health for your sake and the Day’s,” said Mrs. Cratchit, “not for his. Long life to him!
A merry Christmas and a happy new year! He’ll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!”
The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes.
Hopefully you all have bought a copy of the text now. However if you don’t a link to an online copy is below.
- Read Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol.
- You will be tested on your understanding of this after half term.
To help you, here is a link to an online revision guide.
Due Fri 13th Oct
‘ External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge’
‘No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him’
‘Secret, and self contained and solitary as an oyster’
‘ I will live in the past, the present, and the future’