This resource has been created to accompany Chris Curtis’ article, which you can read here, and looks at secondary characters in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The worksheet lists some of the secondary characters and asks students if they remember them, and what these characters bring to the text. It also has space to add any characters not listed that they do remember.
Next, students look at pairs of characters, and why they are put together in the story, what dramatic effect this achieves.
Finally, the resource looks at character continuums, characters that may have things in common, without being exactly alike. Pupils need to plot some of the novel’s characters on this continuum to see what the story is saying through them.
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