A christmas Carol: Marley/ The arrival of Marley's Ghost

Rashida Ali
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GCSE English literature Mind Map on A christmas Carol: Marley/ The arrival of Marley's Ghost, created by Rashida Ali on 08/25/2015.

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A christmas Carol: Marley/ The arrival of Marley's Ghost
  1. Marley
    1. Significant/ Important/ serious Character
      1. "There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood or nothing wonderful can come to the story i am about to relate."
      2. Deceased/ Dead / inanimate
        1. "Marley was as dead as a doornail."
          1. "Marley was dead to begin with; there is no doubt whatever about that"
          2. Scrooges business partner, who died 7 years previously, an equally greedy man. He is the ghost that visits Scrooge to warn him of the penalty he will pay for his earthly conduct. He drags a chain of cash boxes, keys, and padlocks, which he is condemned to carry with him forever.
            1. Carries Scrooges charecteristics
              1. " Scrooge was.... his sole friend and sole mourner. And even scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event
            2. The arrival of Marley's Ghost
              1. The knocker
                1. "Now it is a fact, that there was nothing particular about the knocker on the door except that it was very large."
                  1. "...how it happened that Scrooge having his key in the lock of the door, saw the knocker without its undergoing any intermediate process of change; not a knocker, but Marley's face."
                    1. "Let it be borne in mind that Scrooge had not bestowed one thought on Marley, since his last mention on his last mention of his seven- years dead partner..."
                      1. Marley's face on the knocker
                        1. "Marley's face...It was not angry or ferocious, but looked at scrooge as Marley used to look."
                          1. "...with ghostly spectacles turned upon its ghostly forehead ."
                            1. "The hair was curiously stirred; as if by breath or hot air; and though the eyes were wide open, they were perfectly motionless. That and its livid colour made it horrible;..."
                            2. Scrooges reaction/ response/ feeings, after looking at Marleys face on the knocker
                              1. "As Scrooge looked fixedly at his phenomenon, it was a knocker again."
                                1. "To say that he was not startled or his blood was not conscious of a terrible solution...would be untrue."
                                  1. "...he said 'pooh' 'pooh' and closed it with a bang. The sound resounded through the house like thunder."
                                    1. Frightened
                                      1. "He did pause with a moments irresolution, before he shut the door; and he did look cautiously behind him first as if he half expected to be terrified with the sight of Marley's pig tail sticking out into the hall"
                                        1. "...Scrooge thought he heard a locomotive hearse going on before him in the gloom"
                                          1. "Sitting-room, bedroom, lumber-room. All as they should be. Nobody under the table, nobody under the sofa;
                                            1. "...he closed the door and locked himself in; doubled locked himself, which was not his custom."
                                          2. Charles Dickens builds up tension, just before Scrooge encounters Marley's Ghost
                                            1. "The cellar door flew open with a booming sound,..."
                                              1. "The bell ceased as they had begun, together. They were succeeded by a clanking noise, deep down below;"
                                                1. "It was with great astonishment, and with strange dread, that as he looked, he saw this bell begin to swing. it swung softly in the outset that it scarcely made a sound; but it soon rang loudly"
                                                  1. "...then he heard the noise much louder, on the floors below' then coming up the stairs ; then coming straight towards the door."
                                                    1. "If each small tile had been a blank at first...there would have been a copy of old Marley's head on every one."
                                                      1. "Upon its coming in, the dying flame leaped up as though it cried, 'i know him Marley's ghost' and fell again."
                                                    2. Marley's Ghost
                                                      1. Description of Marley's ghost
                                                        1. "Marley in his pig-tail usual waistcoat, tights, and boots; the tassels on the latter bristling, like his pig-tail, and his coat-skirts, and the hair upon its head."
                                                          1. "It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel."
                                                            1. The Chains
                                                              1. " I wear the chain i forged in life,' repled the ghost. 'i made it link by link yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will i wore it..."
                                                                1. " 'the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? it was full as heavy and as long as this seven christmas Eve's ago. You have laboured on it, since. It is a ponderous chain.!"
                                                                  1. "Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused! Yet such was I ! oh ! such was I !"
                                                                    1. "Scrooge fell upon his knees, and clasped his hand before his face. 'Mercy!' he said."
                                                                      1. "Man of wordly mind!" replied the ghost..."
                                                                  2. Scrooges Reaction: uneasiness/ anxiety/ turbulence/petrified/shaken
                                                                    1. " Scrooge was not in much habit for cracking jokes....distracting his own attention, and keeping down his terror;
                                                                      1. " 'you are fettered,' said Scrooge trembling..."
                                                                        1. "Scrooge trembled more and more"
                                                                          1. " ' Jacob' he said imploringly . 'old Jacob Marley , tell me more. Speak comfort to me, Jacob.' "
                                                                              1. " ' i have non to give' the Ghost replied "....- in life my spirit never roved beyoned the narrow limits of our money-changing hole; and weary journeys lie before me!"
                                                                              2. " it was a habit with Scrooge whenever he became thoughtful....Pondering on what the Ghost had said..."
                                                                                  1. "Scrooge shivered, and wiped the perspiration from his eyebrow."
                                                                                  2. "No rest, no peace. Incessant torture of remorse."
                                                                                    1. "Mankind was my business."
                                                                                      1. "I am here to warn you, that you have yet a chance of escaping my fate. A hope and chance of my procuring, Ebenezer."
                                                                                        1. "you will be haunted' resumed the ghost, 'by three spirits."
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