A Christmas Carol Background

Brenna Yokom

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The purpose that Charles Dickens had to write a Christmas Carol, was that he imagined it having a profound impact it would have on the society. He was inspired by how he saw the world around him, he wanted to describe in great detail all of the mishaps that were happening around him at the time. This story took place in London.
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The industrial era mistreated many children and other adults. Children were forced to work in the factories. The more factories that were started up the more children they forced to work in them.
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The Victorian Era was a time period when Queen Victoria reigned. This period was quite exciting, school and other things started to flourish. Middle classes were steadily growing. Also, many people dressed in corsets and such.
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Child labor was quite familiar in the Victorian Era. Child labor persisted throughout the time period. After some time, a law was passed that children of a certain age could not work. The children had to work in dreadful working conditions. A few of the jobs that they worked as was; coal mining, factory worker, textile mill and rat catchers.
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A Christmas Carol took place in London, England. Dickens began with a Christmas Carol and he ended with it. This story is loosely based on Gabriel Grubb, a character in The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton. Many people enjoy reading this and for generations to come.