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A Christmas Carol

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Why is it important to know that A Christmas Carol is written in five staves?

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The structure of ‘A Christmas Carol’ uses a similar structure to a song to present a moral tale of transformation at Christmas. The reason why the novella is set out in five Staves and is because each Stave follows the action of the story. It has a clear beginning, middle and end through which we see a character's transformation:


The first stave sets the scene.


The middle stave showing the turning point for Scrooge.


The final stave concluding the story by presenting him as a changed man.


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