Sunday, 15 December 2013

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

from a PowerPoint presentation by Roberta Martino

We watched "A Christmas Carol" in our classroom

The following are some quotations from "A Christmas Carol".
Can you tell me who and when pronounces these words?

“I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” 

 “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!” 

 “They are Man's and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.” 

 “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” 

"Business!" he cried, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” 

 “Bah," he said, "Humbug.” 

 “And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!” 

 “If they would rather die, . . . they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” 

 “God bless us, every one!” 

 “Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man! Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!” 

 “Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man's pockets.” 

 “Are there no prisons?” 

“I am as light as a feather, 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! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”  

If you need more information here is a list of some Charles Dickens websites:

These are parts of a story board of "A Christmas Carol" by some 11-years-old students



  1. Tiny Tim says "God bless us, every one" at the end of the novel and also when they are celebrating Christmas at home.

  2. Christos Skouteris from Creative Teachers Facebook Group18 December 2013 at 18:28


  3. Anastasia Ciavattela from Docenti Virtuali Facebook Group18 December 2013 at 18:40

    Congrats! Really nice and well-done!

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