Ignorance and Want

Episode Four takes a closer look at those harrowing figures, Ignorance and Want, two children presented to Scrooge, who are physically altered by their poverty. Were these figures based on real children? Why are they included in an otherwise joyful part of the story? What is Dickens trying to tell his readers through these characters?

Scrooge is shown the children, Ignorance and Want, by the Ghost of Christmas Present. Discussed by Dr Lee Jackson and Dr Cindy Sughrue in Episode Four. 

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