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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Study Guide

Roald Dahl

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Author

Roald Dahl

Year Published

1964

Type

Children's Literature

Genre

Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is narrated from a third-person limited omniscient point of view with a focus on Charlie's thoughts, feelings, and experiences. However, there are occasional shifts into first- and second-person narration, which adds an intimate quality to the narrative.

Tense

Except for the very beginning of Chapter 1, when the narrator introduces the characters, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title references the protagonist Charlie Bucket, a child from a poor family who wins one of five tickets to spend a day at a fabulous chocolate factory in his town. It contrasts with the title of the final chapter "Charlie's Chocolate Factory," suggesting a different relationship between Charlie and the chocolate factory—ownership.

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