A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
‘A Christmas Carol’ is one of Charles Dickens’ most famous stories. A series of ghosts takes the main character, Ebeneezer Scrooge, on a journey of self redemption, changing him from bad-tempered miser into a jolly character who embraces Christmas. The story has delighted readers since the 1840s and inspired countless films, TV adaptations and stage plays.
We have chosen key quotations that will help you revise efficiently and effectively. Each quotation is analysed for ideas, language and context.
Use the links below to revise key quotes about Ebeneezer Scrooge, the Cratchit family and the theme of redemption & change, and to read a full exam question and answer on the theme of Christmas spirit.
You can also use the timeline to refresh your memory on the sequence of events and for teachers, we’ve made a powerpoint available that focuses on key quotations.
The Cratchit Family
Redemption & Change
The paperback Lightbulb Revision guide to ‘A Christmas Carol’ covers all characters and themes with grade 9 exam answers and helpful mind maps.