By Charles Dickens
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In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly site visitors educate worthy classes to an previous miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting funds and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t deal with someone except himself. notwithstanding, on Christmas Eve, he's visited via his associate Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas previous, Christmas current, and xmas but to come back, who train him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.
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If, for whatever reason, we agree that the Ruskins’ wedding night was probably exceptional, does this make it pathological? Are Ruskin’s doubts, fears, and conflicts only exaggerated versions of the doubts, fears, and conflicts of more ordinary people who may (or may not) have had more conventional and conventionally successful wedding nights? The Wemysses’ honeymoon is not exceptional in the same way as the Ruskins’, but it, too, raises methodological problems of overinterpretation. Of course both the Ruskins and the Wemysses came from situations of relative privilege; as I discuss in more detail later in this chapter, conclusions about families like these have limited applications outside the middle class.
P. 94. , pp. 61–2. 14 Victorian honeymoons abundantly clear from John’s letters, however, is that the fantasies of place driving the initial plans are his. The fact that we have two (brief) accounts of the Wemyss honeymoon offers an almost unique opportunity to chart differing relations to place. Partly, no doubt, because of its own brevity, the Wemyss honeymoon seems not to have featured extensive sightseeing. At the center of each of the two diary accounts of the four days in Malabar Point, however, is what is in many ways a similar account of a visit to local caves.
Her identification of the honeymoon as ‘‘a period altogether I should think the most unpleasant in a girl’s life’’ suggests a trauma as deep as Effie’s or John’s to which we have no verbal access. By focusing on the general (‘‘a girl’s life’’), Eliza’s words suggest a degree of assumed knowledge, a sense, perhaps shared with other ‘‘girls’’ or women, of unpleasant routine. We cannot know, of course, whether Eliza’s ‘‘knowledge’’ came to her before or after the wedding night; all we can know is that by the day after the wedding the unpleasantness of the wedding night had achieved almost proverbial status.