Allusion in A Christmas Carol
Allusions (references to other works) serve many functions in texts, and those in A Christmas Carol are no different. As is common in Western literature, many of the allusions Dickens makes in A Christmas Carol are to Shakespeare’s works, stories from the Bible, and tales from Greek mythology.
Allusion Examples in A Christmas Carol:
"Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode?..." See in text (Stave One)