What is Social Darwinism (explain in your own words, without using outside sources) and what role does Social Darwinism play in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol?

What is Social Darwinism (explain in your own words, without using outside sources) and what role does Social Darwinism play in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol? Granted, Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species in 1859, a few years after Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843, but to what extent is an early form of Social Darwinism at stake in A Christmas Carol? Please write a critical response based on this question.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long (meaning at least 2 full pages), double-spaced, with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 point font, and it should conform to the Critical Response Papers Rubric handed out in class and also available on Blackboard. You must also use at least 4 direct quotations from the novel to support the claims that you make in your paper, cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format “like this” (Dickens 17).