Weihnachten in 'A Christmas Carol'

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GRIN Verlag, 2007 - 28 pages
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Charles Dickens, Ausgewahlte Werke, 5 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Weihnachtsfest am 25. Dezember wird seit 336 nach Christus in Europa gefeiert, um der Geburt Jesu Christi zu gedenken. In Charles Dickens Roman "A Christmas Carol" werden diverse Feste anlasslich dieses Feiertages beschrieben, auf die in dieser Veroffentlichung eingegangen wird. Hauptgegenstand ist somit, die einzelnen Feste miteinander in Beziehung zu setzen und ihre Wirkung auf den Leser zu betrachten. Unter anderem werden dabei Scrooges Ansichten und die seines Neffen uber Weihnachten gegenuber gestellt sowie die drei Weihnachtsgeister berucksichtigt, da Weihnachten in der viktorianischen Epoche oft mit Geistern assoziiert wurde. Zudem soll die Veroffentlichung noch kurz auf die Beeinflussung des Romans "A Christmas Carol" auf das Weihnachtsfest im 19. Jahrhundert in England eingehen."

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Page 4 - ... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts...
Page 11 - the children! Christmas Day." "It should be Christmas Day, I am sure," said she, "on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge. You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow?" "My dear," was Bob's mild answer. "Christmas Day." "I'll drink his health for your sake and the Day's,
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