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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Study Guide

Roald Dahl

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charlie-chocolate-factory-roald-dahlWilly Wonka, Chapter 12n your wildest dreams you could not imagine that such things could happen to you! Just wait and see! Sources: Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl, The Guardian, IMDb, Love from Boy: Roald Dahls Letters to His Mother by Roald Dahl, ed. Donald Sturrock,, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock, The Telegraph Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.ThemesGoodness PrevailsCharlies kindness and good manners win the day—and the factory—as his selfish peers fail.Culture in DeclineCharlies four fellow contestants embody the worst aspects of modern society, such as greed and selfishness.Magic of CandySweets are not an unhealthy vice—they are magical treats that tap into childhood experiences. Throughout his life, Roald Dahl was a chocolate tester, an oil worker in Africa, a flying ace, a spy, a medical device coinventor, and a world-famous writer of childrens books. He drew on his childhood passion for sweets while writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.ROALD DAHL1916–90AuthorFive Golden Tickets are hidden in chocolate bars around the world, and those lucky few who find them get to spend a day at Mr. Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. Young Charlie Bucket happens to be one of them, even though he only gets to buy one chocolate bar a year. At the factory, Charlie vies with four obnoxious children to win the ultimate prize. A GoldenTicket to CandyParadiseOVERVIEW & MAIN CHARACTERSViolet BeauregardeLoud, brash girl; trying to break a gum-chewing record Despite being warned, Violet chews the wrong gumat the factory—turning her into an enormous blueberry.Spoiled rich girl; wants and expects to have everythingVeruca SaltWhen Veruca is not given a trained sorting squirrel, she tries to get one herself but disappears down the nut chute. Augustus GloopGreedy, enormously fat boy; only cares about food At the factory, Augustus falls into the chocolate river while trying to drink from it.Smart, pistol-packing American boy; television addictMike TeaveeWhile trying to sample Television Chocolate, Mike gets stuck in a TV set and shrinks.CharliePoor, kind boy; innocent, thoughtful heroCharlie impresses Mr. Wonka with his humble behavior and is gifted the chocolate factory.Mr. WonkaBrilliant, secretive owner of famous chocolate factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryby the NumbersCopies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sold in the United States in its first week Number of years between two of the film adaptations of the bookstarring Gene Wilder in 1971 and Johnny Depp in 2005 as Mr. WonkaChildren who visited Wonkas Chocolate Factory in an early draft of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1010,000Dimensions in feet of Dahls writing hut, where he wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory6 x 734EnglishOriginal Language1964Year PublishedRoald DahlAuthorFantasyChildrens LiteratureCharlie and theChocolate Factory

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