Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. In the opening chapter, the reader is introduces to Bob Cratchit and his relationship with Ebenezer Scrooge.
Part 1.) Compare/contrast the two men as they are presented in the beginning of the novel
Part 2.) Explain the working relationship between the two men.
Part 3.) Briefly theorize why Bob Cratchit chose to continue working in this environment.
2. The symbolism of the chains that Jacob Marley is forced to carry around with him is particularly significant. Describe the physical description of the chains, and explain why the items that Jacob Marley must carry with him...
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