"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Dickens sets his novella in this the Christmas period to show thetrue meaning of sharing, giving and receiving. Through hisrepresentation of Scrooge, Dickens wants the reader to learn from hismiserable personality and to encourage others to change their ways too.It seems that the reason why he wanted to do this was because the richdidn’t appreciate the poor; during the Industrial Revolution the gapwidened between the rich and the poor – the poor being forgotten. Thisis why Scrooge then was visited by three different ghosts: the past,present and future. These ghosts highlight the need for Scrooge tochange and value the poor and recognise their needs.