Social responsibility and charity (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will look at how Dickens uses the characters of Ignorance and Want to symbolise the suffering of the poor. We will understand how Dickens creates a stark warning for wealthy members of society to take responsibility for those in most need of help and support.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Who is philanthropic in Stave 1?

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Q2.What is the definition of 'ignorance'

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Q3.What did the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 do?

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Q4.The quotation 'Surplus population' links to whose views?

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Q5.Who does Scrooge mean when he says 'surplus population'?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Who is philanthropic in Stave 1?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'ignorance'

2/5

Q3.What did the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 do?

3/5

Q4.The quotation 'Surplus population' links to whose views?

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Q5.Who does Scrooge mean when he says 'surplus population'?

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Social responsibility and charity (part 2)

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Q1.What is the definition of allegory?

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Q2.Ignorance means a lack of knowledge, understanding or...

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Q3.What was Dickens NOT concerned about in Victorian society?

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Q4.What does the boy 'Ignorance' symbolise?

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Q5.What does Scrooge learn from the Ghost of Christmas Present?

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Social responsibility and charity (part 2)

Take the quiz to see how your knowledge of the theme or social responsibility and charity has developed.

Q1.What is the definition of allegory?

1/5

Q2.Ignorance means a lack of knowledge, understanding or...

2/5

Q3.What was Dickens NOT concerned about in Victorian society?

3/5

Q4.What does the boy 'Ignorance' symbolise?

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Q5.What does Scrooge learn from the Ghost of Christmas Present?

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Lesson summary: Social responsibility and charity (Part 2)

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