A CHRISTMAS CAROL QUOTES AND ANALYSIS GRADE 9

“Marley was dead: to begin with.” – This quote introduces the story and sets up the supernatural element of the ghost of Jacob Marley. It also establishes the theme of redemption and change.

“No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.” – This description of Scrooge shows his cold-hearted nature and his resistance to any emotional connection.

“Are there no prisons? … And the Union workhouses? Are they still in operation?” – Scrooge’s rhetorical questions reflect his lack of compassion and concern for the welfare of others.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – This is one of Scrooge’s key transformation quotes, as he resolves to change his ways and embrace the spirit of Christmas.

“I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard.” – Marley’s ghost reveals the consequences of a life lived solely in pursuit of wealth and warns Scrooge of his own fate if he doesn’t change.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” – This quote emphasizes the power of joy and kindness as Scrooge experiences the joy of Christmas despite his past attitude.

“God bless us, every one!” – Tiny Tim’s iconic line represents the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of love and compassion for all.

“I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.” – Scrooge’s refusal to celebrate Christmas shows his difficulty in letting go of his miserly ways and his fear of being taken advantage of.

“Spirit! are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more. – Scrooge’s fear and confusion when confronted by the spirits demonstrates his initial resistance to change and his reluctance to face his own past.

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” – This quote from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come highlights the idea that one’s actions and choices have consequences, but it is never too late to change one’s future.

“I hope to live to be another man from what I was.” – Scrooge’s declaration of hope and transformation symbolizes his desire to live a more compassionate and joyful life.

“He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.” – The narrator’s description of Scrooge’s transformation illustrates the profound impact of his change and the positive influence he has on those around him.

“I am light as a feather, I am happy as an angel, I am merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man.” – Scrooge’s enthusiastic and joyful response to his new lease on life demonstrates his complete transformation from his previous miserly self.

“He went to church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and fro, and patted children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of houses, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure.” – This passage describes Scrooge’s newfound appreciation for the world around him and his genuine interest in others, illustrating his redemption.

“I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man.” – Scrooge’s repeated exclamation of happiness shows his ongoing transformation and the overwhelming joy he experiences after embracing the spirit of Christmas. EMOTIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER QUOTES IN HINDI

“He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.” – This quote demonstrates Scrooge’s commitment to his new way of life and his dedication to celebrating and spreading the joy of Christmas.

“Old Fezziwig laid down his pen, and looked up at the clock, which pointed to the hour of seven. He rubbed his hands; adjusted his capacious waistcoat; laughed all over himself, from his shows to his organ of benevolence; and called out in a comfortable, oily, rich, fat, jovial voice.” – The description of Fezziwig’s joyous nature and festive celebration contrasts with Scrooge’s miserly attitude, serving as a comparison between the two characters and highlighting the importance of generosity and kindness.

“I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.” – The Ghost of Christmas Present’s revelation about Tiny Tim’s potential future highlights the consequences of Scrooge’s lack of compassion and the potential loss of innocent lives.

“It isn’t that, Spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ‘em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.” – This quote from Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, emphasizes that true happiness and joy come not from material possessions but from the kindness and love we share with others.

“There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have.” – The Ghost of Christmas Present’s reminder to Scrooge serves as a reminder to value time and prioritize relationships and moments of connection over material pursuits.

“Don’t be angry, uncle. Come! Dine with us tomorrow.” – Fred’s invitation to Scrooge to join his family’s Christmas celebration demonstrates Fred’s compassion and willingness to forgive, offering an opportunity for reconciliation.

“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge.” – This quote highlights Scrooge’s transformation and his ability to embrace the spirit of Christmas in a way that few others can.

“I’m quite a baby!” said Scrooge. – This quote showcases Scrooge’s newfound childlike joy and enthusiasm after his transformation, emphasizing the idea of redemption and second chances.

“A merry Christmas, Bob! I have given you in many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!” – Scrooge’s offer to help Bob Cratchit and his family exemplifies his newfound generosity and goodwill.

“Spirit,” said Scrooge, “show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?” – Scrooge’s revelation and plea to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come demonstrates his growing awareness of the consequences of his actions and his desperation to change.

“God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all. – Tiny Tim’s final line serves as a reminder of the importance of love, kindness, and the true spirit of Christmas.

“I am as happy as an angel. I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!” – Scrooge’s declaration of his joy and well wishes to everyone around him reflects his complete transformation and his genuine desire to spread happiness.

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father.” – This quote signifies Scrooge’s ultimate redemption and the impact he has on those he has helped, particularly Tiny Tim, representing his newfound role as a caring and loving figure in the lives of others.