Boekverslag : Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
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A. Description of the book

Essential things:

Title: a Christmas Carol

Autor: Charles Dickens


First Print: 1843

Readed Print:



Scrooge was an old man in the 18 century. He was the boss of a factory. The factory was owned by Scrooge and his good friend Marley. His partner Marley died soon and Scrooge was alone with the factory. Scrooge was a very greedy man. He didn’t spend much money and he tried to live as cheap as possible. He was a very strict boss for his employees. He gave them very little money. It was the time of Christmas and everyone was very happy and good for each other. The people who saw Scrooge began to sing for him. They wished him a good Christmas. But Scrooge didn’t like Christmas and he gave no bonus to his employees. One of his Employees was Mr. Cratchit. Mr Cratchit had a very big family to take care of. His family contained two daughters and three sons. The youngest child was Little Tim. He needed a surgery for his leg. Mr Cratchit didn’t have the money for the surgery. He asked to his boss Scrooge if he can have an advance for his money so he can pay the surgery. Scrooge said no because he didn’t want to pay the money. On Christmas Eve the family Cratchit had only a little turkey to eat. That evening Scrooge was walking to his place to go to sleep. He checked of all the doors were closed. He gets in his bed and went asleep. Later he waked up because of a loud sound. There was a Spirit before the bed of Scrooge. Scrooge was very afraid and he looked at the Spirit. He saw that it was the Spirit of his old partner Marley. Marley had a chain on his leg. Marley began to talk with Scrooge. He told Scrooge that he must change his way of living. He told Scrooge that if he continues this way of living he would become a Spirit like himself. Marley told Scrooge also that three spirits will come in the three coming nights. Then the spirit went away and Scrooge watched him when the spirit was flying away. Scrooge went back to his bed and thought about what Marley said about his way of living. Scrooge felt asleep again. Then the bell of his clock made a sound. Scrooge waked up and he saw that it was almost the time that the first spirit shall come to his place. Scrooge thought that he had slept for a whole day. The first spirit was the Ghost of the Christmas Past. It was a she and she started to talk with Scrooge. She wanted to take Scrooge back to the past. She said that Scrooge had to follow her. They went to the places where Scrooge was when he was a little boy. He was all alone and sad at Christmas. The spirit wanted to show Scrooge how it is to be very poor at Christmas. She showed Scrooge how the poor people have to live when it is Christmas. Scrooge had no feelings for the poor people yet. That’s why the spirit brought him to many other places. All the places that she showed him were very sad and Scrooge couldn’t take it anymore. He wanted to go back to his own house. The spirit brought him to one other place. After that place she brought Scrooge to his own bed. Scrooge thought about

his past and all the things he hadn’t do well in his live. The next night the second spirit came to Scrooge. This spirit was called the Ghost of the Christmas Present. This spirit showed Scrooge some places where he was a short time ago. Scrooge was not doing well to other people at these places. The spirit and Scrooge went to the house of the poor family Cratchit. They were having Christmas at the time that Scrooge arrived. Scrooge saw how poor the family really was and how short money they have to share with nine people. The family only had that little turkey for the whole family. Scrooge began to feel bad about the way how he treated poor families. After this Scrooge and the second spirit went to the home of Scrooge. Then came the third and last spirit. This spirit was called The Ghost of the Christmas Future. This spirit showed Scrooge places in the future. Scrooge wasn’t there in the future. The spirit showed Scrooge how the future would be if Scrooge wouldn’t change his behaviour. Scrooge saw that the future wasn’t fair and good. He realised that he must change his way of living. Scrooge felt very sad and he asked things to the spirit. The spirit answered with things that Scrooge had said. That were bad things and Scrooge didn’t now what to do. Then the spirit and Scrooge went to the house of Mr. Cratchit. Little Tim was dead and the family thought about him. They were very sad and unhappy. Scrooge knows that Little Tim was dead because his father can’t pay the surgery he needed. Scrooge wanted to change and he asked how to the third spirit. The spirit didn’t answer and went away. Scrooge was at his home and he looked out his window. He saw a boy at the street. He realised now that all the spirits came at the same night. He asked the boy if the turkey at the shop was still for sale. The boy said that the turkey was still for sale. Scrooge said that he really needed the turkey. The boy went to the shop and Scrooge buyed the turkey. After that Scrooge went to some places to wish people a Merry Christmas. He went also to the family Cratchit and gave them the turkey. Everybody was very happy to see Scrooge like this. The next day he was waiting at his factory. Mr. Cratchit arrived too late. Scrooge didn’t was very angry and said to Mr. Cratchit that he would get more money. They were both happy and went to drink on a Merry Christmas. The family Cratchit have enough money now for the surgery. After the surgery Little Tim was healed.

First Personal Reaction:

I have choose this book because I had already heard something about this classic story.

I have seen a very great movie with Scrooge in a leading part. It seems to me as a nice story. Because I have seen the movie I could understand the book very easy and the book couldn’t contain great surprises for me. I also think that Charles Dickens is a very well-know English author and I think that it is very nice to read a book that he wrote. After I read the book I really had no regret of choosing this Christmas book. I think that I like the book that much because everything that happened wasn’t a great surprise for me. I thought: that’s trough now shall this happen or that. I also think that the wise lesson behind the story is very important. It is really good worked up in the book. While I was reading the story, I thought about Dagobert Duck. He is a miser like Scrooge. The exciting of the book wasn’t very much for me. This came because I knew the story before I had read the book. I really like the Christmas in the book. Finally I have read a book with Christmas where Jezus didn’t play a role. I think this is very special. I am satisfied at my choice after reading the book. I really think it was a good choice.


1. Information about the autor

From a very early age Charles Dickens knew he wanted to be gentleman. Unfortunately the odds weren't in his favour. His family was constantly on the edge of financial and social disaster. However they did have some limited funds put aside to send one of their children to a university or academy. Mr. and Mrs. John Dickens considered the talents and qualifications of all their children. They wanted to use the money earmarked for education where it would do the most good. It was as if they were placing all their bets on one child.

His parents chose to send their daughter, Fanny, to school. She had a talent for music and was sent to an academy. Not long after that Charles was sent to work at the blacking factory. It seemed as if everything was against him. However he had talent, and more importantly he had desire, drive and a strong belief in himself. He worked hard to make his dream life into a reality. Charles Dickens wasn't perfect. He was stubborn and sometimes quick tempered. He often blamed others for the problems that he himself caused. The force of will that enabled him to succeed prevented him from taking an honest look at his own life. While he was unable to learn from the lessons of his own life perhaps we, his readers, can be more fortunate. A study of his life reveals that perfection is not a qualification for success and that no one really defines us but ourselves. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth. His parents were John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles was the second of their eight children .John was a clerk in a payroll office of the navy. He and Elizabeth were an outgoing, social couple. They loved parties, dinners and family functions. In fact, Elizabeth attended a ball on the night that she gave birth to Charles. Mary Weller was an early influence on Charles. She was hired to care for the Dickens children. Her bedtime stories, stories she swore were quite true, featured people like Captain Murder who would make pies of out his wives. Finances were a constant concern for the family. The costs of entertaining along with the expenses of having a large family were too much for John's salary. In fact, when Charles was just four months old the family moved to a smaller home to cut expenses. At a very young age, despite his family's financial situation, Charles dreamed of becoming a gentleman. However when he was 12 it looked like his dreams would never come true. John Dickens was arrested and sent to jail for failure to pay a debt. Also, Charles was sent to work in a shoe-polish factory. (While employed there he met Bob Fagin. Charles later used the name in Oliver Twist.) Charles was deeply marked by these experiences. He rarely spoke of this time of his life. Luckily the situation improved within a year. Charles was released from his duties at the factory and his father was released from jail. The start of 1827 found Charles Dickens enrolled as a student at Wellington House Academy. In May, through connections made by his mother, he obtained a position at the law firm of Ellis and Blackmore. Dickens was a law clerk. His duties included keeping the petty cash fund, delivering documents, running errands and other sundry tasks. In November of 1828 Dickens took a similar position for the law firm of Charles Molley. However Dickens remained with the firm for only a few months. The law didn't appeal to him as a career. He found the work of a law clerk tedious. Actually becoming a lawyer didn't appeal to him either. So he left to find another way to make a living. His next job was as a court stenographer. To qualify for that position Dickens had to learn the Gurney system of shorthand writing. It took most people about three years to master the system. Dickens, no doubt aided by his excellent memory, learned it in about three months. Consequently in 1829 he began work as a freelance court stenographer. In 1831 he became a shorthand reporter with the Mirror of Parliament. The publication gave accounts of the activity in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Dickens became known for his quick and accurate courtroom reporting. During this time he also considered becoming an actor. He was so serious about the matter that he arranged for an audition at the Lyceum Theater. However he was ill on the day of his audition and could not go. He did have acting skills as proven later by his readings and performances in benefit productions. His life might have been dramatically different if it weren't for his illness on that day. In 1833 he began writing "sketches" or essays. His sketches continued to grow in popularity. They eventually led to the publication of the The Pickwick Papers in 1836. Maria Beadnell was the first love of Charles Dickens. They met in 1830 and he fell madly in love with her. For Charles it was love at first sight. His mind was quickly filled with thoughts of ever-lasting romance and marriage. However her parents did not approve of the relationship. Mr. Beadnell was a banker. He felt that Charles was too young and lacking in prospects to be considered a serious suitor. During these years Dickens worked as a court stenographer and shorthand reporter. His own dissatisfaction with his career and a desire to make a more favourable impression with the Beadnells lead him to consider that he becomes an actor. He even went so far as to schedule an audition. However he was sick on that day and missed his appointment.

2. Theme of the book

Het thema van het boek is duidelijk dat je goed moet zijn voor je medemens. Het gaat erom dat je niet alleen maar aan jezelf denkt. Je moet niet te gierig zijn en ook andere mensen een goed leven gunnen. Geld is zeker niet het belangrijkste in het leven. Je kan net als Scrooge meer dan genoeg geld hebben en over een eigen huis en een fabriek beschikken, maar dat hoeft zeker niet te betekenen dat je daardoor ook meteen gelukkig bent. Scrooge was altijd eenzaam terwijl hij toch rijk was. Geld is niet het belangrijkste, het gaat erom of je gelukkig bent. Om gelukkig te zijn moet je ook aardig doen tegen andere mensen en niet alleen goed voor jezelf zijn. Vooral in de tijden rond kerst moet je goed voor al je mede mensen zijn. Ook moet je accepteren dat ze soms aardig tegen jou zijn. Je moet ze dan niet gaan kwetsen. Een voorbeeld hiervan is dat Scrooge de mensen negeert die hem een goede kerst toezingen. Het gaat dus om het feit dat je niet alleen aan jezelf mag denken, maar dat je ook andere mensen gelukkig probeert te maken. Zo zal je zelf ook sneller gelukkig zijn.

3. Outward of some persons in the story

Scrooge is an old man with many wrinkles. He looks probably older than he really is. He is a bold man and has a spite nose. He walks like a very old man. He had a little bit grey hair on his head. He has a mean look. People shall never see him with a smile on his face. He never looks happy. Most of the time he had a walking stick in his hand. He wears dark coloured clothes. In the evening he wears a dressing gown and slippers.

Mr. Cratchit is a man. He had the age of thirty-two. He is a very poor man but he wears nice clothes. He haves short hair. He haves a very beautiful suit. He wears a sweater, vest and a posh trouser. He looks like a rich and good man. But he is a very poor father.

6. Other reactions than the figures in the story.

I had done some things different. I would be very afraid when I got a visit of a Spirit. Scrooge is also afraid but I would be more afraid in that situation. I would try to send the spirits away. I would try to kick them or something. I would turn the lights on. Most spirits are very afraid in light. I would also react different if I was Mr. Cratchit. If Scrooge didn’t gave me money

for the surgery of my son, I would react very afraid. I would start Crying or something like that. I think that Mr. Crachtit got less sense than I am. Maybe he reacts like that because he is a very poor man with a big family. He needs the money of Scrooge even when it is not many money. He is dependent of Scrooge and didn’t want to make him angry because he loose his job if he makes his boss unhappy.

7. Another title for the book.

I think the title could also be ‘the transforming of the miser’. Scrooge was a very mean miser and he became a really good man. He transformed from a bad miser to a good man who take care about the poor people in his area. I think this title is also easier to understand. You know direct where the story goes about.

9. Diary from one person in the story.

Diary of Scrooge

My good friend and partner Marley just died. I really miss him and it is almost Christmas. He was a very good partner of mine. He was very strict.

Today my employee Mr. Cratchit asked me if he could get some money in advance for the surgery of the leg of his son called Little Tim. I didn’t give him the money. He thinks that I am a candy-man or something.

Three hours ago I went to sleep. Then I wake up and I saw the spirit of my friend Marley. He looks very unhappy and he had a big chain on his leg. He told me that I must change my way of living. If I don’t change, I will become a spirit like Marley. Three Ghosts shall come the following nights. I don’t know why.

The first spirit had just leave me. He brought me to many places. It were places where I was in the past. He tried to convince me that I am a bad person. But I know better, I’m not a bad person.

At this time the second spirit just leave my room. It was a female spirit this time. She brought me also to many places. She showed me the house of family Cratchit. I know now that I maybe not am a perfect man, and that I have to change some little things.

Today the last spirit appears at my place. He brought me to the future of Christmas. Little Tim was dead because his family can’t pay his surgery. I feel bad about that. I had to pay the money for that little boy. I was wrong. I have to change my life. I must be good for the poor people too.

Today I feel really good. I did good things for other people. I song a lot today. I wish everybody on the world a Merry Christmas. I gave a big turkey to the family Cratchit. They were very happy about that. That makes me feel good.

This day I have to wait long before Mr Cratchit arrived at work. I am surprised how I was talking to him. I promised him that from now on he would get more money. He was very happy to hear that and we went out to get a drink somewhere. I am very happy with my life at this moment.

14. Compare the story with a movie

There are many movies made about Scrooge and his adventures in ‘a Christmas Carol’. I have seen two of these movies. The first was a movie made by the American Walt Disney. It was a movie for children but also nice to see for adults. The story and the movie were very the same. I think because the story isn’t very difficult. If it was difficult Walt Disney had to change many things to let children understand the story and the moral of the book. But the

story wasn’t hard to understand so Disney didn’t have to change big things of the story. I have also see a movie with the muppits. In this story there are also a little changes. In both movies the spirits arrive at the same night while it in the book take three nights. That’s one of the different little things between the movies and the story by Charles Dickens.

C. Evaluation

1. Three passages I like very much

Chapter 5 - The End of it

Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the time before him was his own, to make amends in!

``I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!'' Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. ``The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob; on my knees!''

He was so fluttered and so glowing with his good intentions, that his broken voice would scarcely answer to his call. He had been sobbing violently in his conflict with the Spirit, and his face was wet with tears.

``They are not torn down,'' cried Scrooge, folding one of his bed-curtains in his arms, ``they are not torn down, rings and all. They are here: I am here: the shadows of the things that would have been, may be dispelled. They will be. I know they will!''

His hands were busy with his garments all this time: turning them inside out, putting them on upside down, tearing them, mislaying them, making them parties to every kind of extravagance.

``I don't know what to do!'' cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. ``I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!''

He had frisked into the sitting-room, and was now standing there: perfectly winded.

``There's the saucepan that the gruel was in!'' cried Scrooge, starting off again, and going round the fire-place. ``There's the door, by which the Ghost of Jacob Marley entered! There's the corner where the Ghost of Christmas Present, sat! There's the window where I saw the wandering Spirits! It's all right, it's all true, it all happened. Ha ha ha!''

Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years, it was a splendid laugh, a most illustrious laugh. The father of a long, long line of briliant laughs!

``I don't know what day of the month it is!'' said Scrooge. ``I don't know how long I've been among the Spirits. I don't know anything. I'm quite a baby. Never mind. I don't care. I'd rather be a baby. Hallo! Whoop! Hallo here!''

He was checked in his transports by the churches ringing out the lustiest peals he had ever heard. Clash, clang, hammer, ding, dong, bell. Bell, dong, ding, hammer, clang, clash! Oh, glorious, glorious!

Running to the window, he opened it, and put out his stirring, cold cold, piping for the blood to dance to; Golden sunlight; Heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; merry bells. Oh, glorious. Glorious!

Chapter 5 - The End of it

(Comment on a passage)

I chose this chapter because Scrooge has been changed to another person. First he was a person who didn’t gave money to poor people. He also didn’t like Christmas because he never celebrate Christmas with his family. But now he changed into a person who wants to celebrate Christmas and wants to spend his money on poor people. He is a nicer person to everybody and he is now a very happy person because the three spirits had changed his way of living. He understands what he had done wrong and he wants to be good and forget all his faults. I’d never thought that he would change because he was very mean to everybody and he was very rich but didn’t spend his money on good things but kept it for himself. When he was changed the next day I thought “wow” because it was amazing. I like his personality now and I was also happy for him that he changed to a nice person.

Chapter 2 - The First of the Three Spirits

It was a strange figure -- like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child's proportions. Its hair, which hung about its neck and down its back, was white as if with age; and yet the face had not a wrinkle in it, and the tenders bloom was on the skin. The arms were very long and muscular; the hands the same, as if its hold were of uncommon strength. Its legs and feet, most delicately formed, were, like those upper members, bare. It wore a tunic of the purest white and round its waist was bound a lustrous belt, the sheen of which was beautiful. It held a branch of fresh green holly in its hand; and, in singular contradiction of that wintry emblem, had its dress trimmed with summer flowers. But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light, by which all this was visible; and which was doubtless the occasion of its using, in its duller moments, a great extinguisher for a cap, which it now held under its arm.

Even this, though, when Scrooge looked at it with increasing steadiness, was not its strangest quality. For as its belt sparkled and glittered now in one part and now in another, and what was light one instant, at another time was dark, so the figure itself fluctuated in its distinctness: being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away. And in the very wonder of this, it would be itself again; distinct and clear as ever.

``Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me?'' asked Scrooge.

``I am!''

The voice was soft and gentle. Singularly low, as if instead of being so close beside him, it were at a distance.

``Who, and what are you?'' Scrooge demanded.

``I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.''

``Long past?'' inquired Scrooge: observant of its dwarfish stature.

``No. Your past.''

Perhaps, Scrooge could not have told anybody why, if anybody could have asked him; but he had a special desire to see the Spirit in his cap; and begged him to be covered.

``What!'' exclaimed the Ghost, ``would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give? Is it not enough that you are one of those whose passions made this cap, and force me through whole trains of years to wear it low upon my brow!''

Scrooge reverently disclaimed all intention to offend or any knowledge of having wilfully bonneted the Spirit at any period of his life. He then made bold to inquire what business brought him there.

``Your welfare!'' said the Ghost.

Scrooge expressed himself much obliged, but could not help thinking that a night of unbroken rest would have been more conducive to that end. The Spirit must have heard him thinking, for it said immediately:

``Your reclamation, then. Take heed!''

It put out its strong hand as it spoke, and clasped him gently by the arm.

``Rise! and walk with me!''

Chapter 2 - The First of the Three Spirits

(Comment on a passage)

I chose this chapter because Scrooge was very afraid of the first spirit and he didn’t know what to do. The spirit was also very scary and that was nicer to read because I like stories about ghosts. It was also nice when the spirit grabs Scrooges arm and took him back to the past to show him how he was then. At first Scrooge wasn’t very interested in his past and the spirit got very angry at Scrooge and he was a little bit afraid and that was funny. The scene where Scrooge got back into the past was very exciting and I read that story very quick because I like it very much. When a story gets exciting I read very quickly because I can’t stop reading. This chapter was very good because I could see the scene playing in front of me. I’ve got deeper in the story and it was almost like I was playing in the scene. The story was so good that I could see it playing.

Chapter 3 - The Second of the Three Spirits

It was his own room. There was no doubt about that. But it had undergone a surprising transformation. The walls and ceiling were so hung with living green, that it looked a perfect grove; from every part of which, bright gleaming berries glistened. The crisp leaves of holly, mistletoe, and ivy reflected back the light, as if so many little mirrors had been scattered there; and such a mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney, as that dull petrification of a hearth had never known in Scrooge's time, or Marley's, or for many and many a winter season gone. Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chesnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam. In easy state upon this couch, there sat a jolly Giant, glorious to see: who bore a glowing torch, in shape not unlike Plenty's horn, and held it up, high up, to shed its light on Scrooge, as he came peeping round the door.

``Come in!'' exclaimed the Ghost. ``Come in. and know me better, man!''

Scrooge entered timidly, and hung his head before this Spirit. He was not the dogged Scrooge he had been; and though the Spirit's eyes were clear and kind, he did not like to meet them.

``I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,'' said the Spirit. ``Look upon me!''

Scrooge reverently did so. It was clothed in one simple green robe, or mantle, bordered with white fur. This garment hung so loosely on the figure, that its capacious breast was bare, as if disdaining to be warded or concealed by any artifice. Its feet, observable beneath the ample folds of the garment, were also bare; and on its head it wore no other covering than a holly wreath, set here and there with shining icicles. Its dark brown curls were long and free: free as its genial face, its sparkling eye, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanour, and its joyful air. Girded round its middle was an antique scabbard; but no sword was in it, and the ancient sheath was eaten up with rust.

``You have never seen the like of me before!'' exclaimed the Spirit.

``Never,'' Scrooge made answer to it.

``Have never walked forth with the younger members of my family; meaning (for I am very young) my elder brothers born in these later years?'' pursued the Phantom.

``I don't think I have,'' said Scrooge. ``I am afraid I have not. Have you had many brothers, Spirit?''

``More than eighteen hundred,'' said the Ghost.

``A tremendous family to provide for!'' muttered Scrooge.

The Ghost of Christmas Present rose.

``Spirit,'' said Scrooge submissively, ``conduct me where you will. I went forth last night on compulsion, and I learnt a lesson which is working now. To-night, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit by it.''

``Touch my robe!''

Scrooge did as he was told, and held it fast.

Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, meat, pigs, sausages, oysters, pies, puddings, fruit, and punch, all vanished instantly. So did the room, the fire, the ruddy glow, the hour of night, and they stood in the city streets on Christmas morning, where (for the weather was severe) the people made a rough, but brisk and not unpleasant kind of music, in scraping the snow from the pavement in front of their dwellings, and from the tops of their houses: whence it was mad delight to the boys to see it come plumping down into the road below, and splitting into artificial little snow-storms.

Chapter 3 - The Second of the Three Spirits

(Comment on a passage)

This time I chose this chapter because it’s also about spirits and as you know I like stories about spirits. But this spirit was very nice to Scrooge. This time the ghost is from the present and he showed Scrooge his home at the present. It was a little bit different but he recognise his home. He saw things that touched his hart and he slowly understand the meaning of all these visiting of the ghosts. That was nice to read and I thought at that moment ‘finally’. Scrooge has slowly seeing the light and he is finally going to understand all these things that he had done wrong. That’s why I chose this chapter. It was also cool when Scrooge give his reaction when he saw his own home. He thought where am I and he slowly entered the room when he heard a voice of the spirit. That was very exciting to read and I read this chapter without a stopping brake. This chapter was also easier than the other chapters because there weren’t any difficult words in it. This time I didn’t used my dictionary but at the other chapters I used it because there were words that I never heard or read before.

The third ghost was also very exciting but not as exciting as those other ghosts who visit Scrooge in his bedroom. That’s why I didn’t choose that chapter.

4. My opinion

I do like the book very much because it has a happy and. The bad miser Scrooge changed in the good Scrooge. The most of the book is very realistic. It discribed the situation in that time very good. There is a big difference between the rich people and the poor. Only the spirits are unrealistic. Some words are difficult to understand. I don’t know words like twine and roller. The book wasn’t very exciting because it is a popular story that I already knew. It is a very good book about how everybody must be in the Christmas time.

5. What means the book for me

The book didn’t mean a lot to me. I read it for this charge. I think this book is wrote for amusement and not because of the meaning behind the story. I think I learned something from the book. Now I know how the relation was in that time between rich industrial people and the poor workers in factory’s. After I read the book I also know that people can change invery good persons. But I didn’t think it means special thinks to me.

6. What questions do you have by this book

I didn’t have questions about the story. The story was easy to understand so I didn’t have to ask things. The book didn’t mean something special to me and that is also a reason why I got no questions.
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