A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

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One of the best-loved and so much quoted tales of "the guy who invented Christmas"-English author Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched thousands of hearts since.

Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge hasn't ever met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and rarely a guy he does. And he hates Christmas such a lot of all. whilst Scrooge is visited by way of his previous accomplice, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas prior, Christmas current, and yuletide but to return, he learns everlasting classes of charity, kindness, and goodwill. adventure a real Victorian Christmas!

A miser learns the genuine which means of Christmas whilst 3 ghostly viewers evaluation his prior and foretell his destiny.

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Severe Gale 8,* a collection of 17 poems, chronicles private experiences delating to the sociopolitical landscape and to the emergence of AfDSnrefated deaths In Britain during the Thatcher era. Events in History at the Time of the Poems The Adoption Acts. The Adoption of Children Act was passed in 1926 in England and Wales, and in Scotland four years later in 1930. Up until these dates, birth parents had been able to reclaim their children when they reached wageearning status. A further Adoption Act was passed in 1950, "which outlawed so-called 'thirdparty' adoptions in which children could be placed for adoption without the intervention of a local authority or recognised adoption agency" (Gaber, p.

This point is underlined by a research project for the National Council of Civil Liberties undertaken in 1960, which discovered only five agencies that were willing to place "colored" children: in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, the Church of England Children's Society, and Dr Barnardo's (Gaber, p. 15). By 1962, there was concern about the high number of children from ethnic minorities who were still in local authority care and an Action Committee was formed, which resulted in the founding of the British Adoption Project in 1965, specifically to address the need to locate a permanent home for children in care.

Kay's poem "Death to Poll Tax" weaves private experience in and out of the violent public responses to the poll tax. The poem's voice addresses a friend or lover whose mother's death is imminent. As the poet/persona tries to get out of the subway s/he discovers that most of the exits are closed, and in the first stanza, s/he begins to imagine some sort of violent disturbance. In the second stanza, it's not clear where the reality and the fantasy of violence begin and end, but the images nonetheless convey the anger of the people and the violent tactics of the police: The third thing is a man screaming DEATH TO POLL TAX - a policeman punching him every time he gets to Poll.

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