Themother and the daughter are standing in a shelter waiting for Freddy.On the other side, a flower girl is walking towards them when Freddycollides with her.
Thename of the person in the play
Explanatoryphrases- They explain what the person is doing
Theseare the words that the characters are saying
Thepurpose of the first scene in the play is to create an atmosphere. Ithelps the audiences to identify with the situation on the ground andthe characters in question.
Themother and the daughter are from the upper class. This is becausethey had no problem paying for the flowers that Freddy spoiled.Further, the daughter had no money less than sixpence. It is alsonotable that they were waiting for a cab to take them home ratherthan taking a bus or a train. This shows that they were rich.
Thenote taker, who happens to be the professor of phonetics, was made bythe play writer to meet the flower girl because the girl’s languagewas much different from the rest. The girl’s English was poorlydeveloped and was quite different from the language of othercharacters. Probably this is why the professor of phonetics wastaking notes.
Therelationship between Scrooge and his nephew was bad. Scrooge and hisnephew had differing viewpoints that drifted them away from eachother. His nephew tried to make Scrooge see the positive side of lifebut his uncle felt that he could not relate with poor people
Therelationship between Scrooge and the clerk was cold. This can be seenwhen the clerk applauded when Scrooge’s nephew talked aboutChristmas. Similarly, Scrooge threatened to fire him if he made anynoise. It was clear that they had differing viewpoints and were notin good terms.
Scrooge’snephew is God fearing. The word “God save you” describes hischaracter as that of a God fearing person
Theclerk applauded involuntarily when he heard what Scrooge nephew wassaying about the meaning of Christmas
Scrooge’sreaction was cold when he heard about Christmas. He did notunderstand how a poor man like his nephew would enjoy Christmas. Itseemed that Scrooge did not want to share with the poor simplybecause it was Christmas.
Don’tbe cross means that you should not be angry or upset
Becausehe thought there was nothing to cerebrate especially among the poorwho had a miserable life
Scrooge’snephew saw Christmas as a time to celebrate and help those below you.He viewed it as a time of sharing with each other whether one is pooror rich. This is why he was inviting his rich uncle for a dinner toshare whatever little or much they had.
Scroogewas unhappy about his nephew’s falling in love. He did not approveof him falling in love and marrying considering that he was still apoor man.
Fellowpassengers to the grave- this phrase means that all people, whetherpoor or rich, will eventually die one day.
Scroogethreatened to fire his clerk if he made noise. This is what he meantby losing his situation while keeping his Christmas.
Aftertaking supper one night, I began to read a newspaper. My wife, whowas standing nearby, told me to look at the winning drawings as shehad forgotten to check earlier. Her winning number was 9,499 and 26.Absent mindedly, I agreed to look down at the winning numbers when Isaw 9,499 on the second line from the top. I was so shocked to seethe number such that I dropped the newspaper on my knees. When Ibroke the news to my wife, she was as astonished as I was. My mindwondered around as I figured out what will become of me when my wifewins the lottery. My millionaire mind saw relatives crawling to meand begging for help. I could not help but hate them. All over asudden, I remembered it was my wife’s money and that she would notgive me much as she was stingy. I saw my dreams vanishing even beforeI could achieve them. Anger filled my face upon this realization.When I looked up at my wife, I realized that she felt the same too.She was angry at me for no reason to a point where she started sayingthat I could not achieve my dreams with her money. I immediatelyremembered that I had not looked at the other number, which was 49and not 26. I shouted the second number to my wife to spite her.Suddenly, the room turned cold. I found a great opportunity to mockmy wife who was already excluding me from the supposedly lottery.