The Spirits (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the function of the ghosts in the novella. We will learn how Dickens uses the theme of the supernatural to create tension and suspense, as well as to teach Scrooge important moral lessons.

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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.What is the definition of 'epiphany'?

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Q2.What is the climax of 'A Christmas Carol'?

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Q3.What was Dickens' moral message about avarice?

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Q4.Why does Dickens use dramatic irony in Stave 4?

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Q5.At the end of Stave 4, how will Scrooge change?

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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.What is the definition of 'epiphany'?

1/5

Q2.What is the climax of 'A Christmas Carol'?

2/5

Q3.What was Dickens' moral message about avarice?

3/5

Q4.Why does Dickens use dramatic irony in Stave 4?

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Q5.At the end of Stave 4, how will Scrooge change?

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Lesson 9: The Spirits (1)

Let's check your knowledge of the ghosts. They can be terrifying but they have a very important role in the novella.

Q1.What is the definition of 'propel'?

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Q2.What does the Ghost of Christmas Past symbolise?

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Q3.What motif helps to create a sense of urgency and tension?

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Q4.Why do we need to learn about Scrooge's past in Stave 2?

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Q5.What types of stories were very popular in the Victorian Era?

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Lesson 9: The Spirits (1)

Let's check your knowledge of the ghosts. They can be terrifying but they have a very important role in the novella.

Q1.What is the definition of 'propel'?

1/5

Q2.What does the Ghost of Christmas Past symbolise?

2/5

Q3.What motif helps to create a sense of urgency and tension?

3/5

Q4.Why do we need to learn about Scrooge's past in Stave 2?

4/5

Q5.What types of stories were very popular in the Victorian Era?

5/5

Lesson summary: The Spirits (Part 1)

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