Topics of Discussion: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
What do you think about the title--A Christmas Carol?
What did you think of A Christmas Carol?
How does this book compare to other works by Charles Dickens? Have you read any of the other writings by Dickens?
If you've read A Christmas Carol before, is this time around any different from your previous read(s)?
How essential is the setting to A Christmas Carol? Could the events have taken place anywhere else?
What are the conflicts in A Christmas Carol? What types of conflict do you see? Are they physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional?
In A Christmas Carol, what themes stand out? How? Why?
Why is A Christmas Carol such a holiday favorite? Do you think we should read the book at other times of the year?
Which of the characters from A Christmas Carol is your favorite?
In A Christmas Carol, how well developed is Scrooge as a character? Does he grow as a human being? Do you think he really changes?
What do you think about Scrooge?
- A Whimsical Sort of Masque
- 'A Christmas Carol' Text
- Questions for Study and Discussion
- Vocabulary / Terms
- Charles Dickens Biography
- 'Charles Dickens: His Life and Work' Review
- Charles Dickens Quotes