A Christmas Carol

by

Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol Symbols

Music

A Christmas Carol was written as a metaphor for a traditional Christmas hymn. The title conjures the familiar Christmas tradition of singing round the fireplace or through the streets from door to door, a seasonal… (read full symbol analysis)

Images of Age and Youth

Dickens was especially aware of the plight of poor children in the 19th century, and children appear in the story as symbols of the ruined youth of Industrial Capitalism. The youths of Ignorance and Want(read full symbol analysis)