Why I love … Religion in A Christmas Carol | susansenglish


How do you start with a weighty topic like this?

Particularly as I’m not a practicing Christian myself!

Religion is in the name, ‘A Christmas Carol’ inferring joy, happiness and singing to represent the Christian story and to perhaps show other people how to live. Dickens couldn’t have made it clearer (to his Victorian audience) that he wanted people to look inside themselves and reflect on whether they were living a good Christian life, or whether they were indeed ‘Scrooge’. Mostly, wealthy people were readers in Dickens time meaning we can allude that the readership would have been…

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