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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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