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It is a tirade against greed, selfishness and neglect. It uses the story of a rich man - the startlingly nasty Scrooge - to highlight the plight of those affected by the greed and meanness he exemplifies.
He tells him the boy is called Ignorance and the girl Want. It is beautifully animated in a style that evokes the John Leech illustrations from the original publication, but whereas the children are fairly bland creations in those engravings, here they are snarling beasts.
I was - and remain - fascinated by them. Ignorance and Want remain the prime movers behind so many of the worlds ills. Dickens was passionate about education - education for all.
He was a steadfast campaigner for public libraries and would be - rightly - disgusted to see how little we seem to value them now. But Dickens was having a go at his complacent readers - he was chastising them about their own ignorance - an ignorance that was in many cases a wilful ignoring of the plight of their fellow Londoners.
It also hints at some of the hardship Dickens himself knew as a boy and which gifted him the ability to empathise with others who had not had not been lucky enough to escape a fate he might so easily have shared.Britain is the common name for the sovereign state of the United Kingdom, the political entity comprising England, Wales, Scotland (which make up the island of Great Britain) and Northern Ireland.
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