An analysis of the book the chocolate war written by robert cormier

Finally Archie prods Emile Janza to taunt Jerry into a fistfight, but characteristically Emile hires some children to do the actual beating.

You are a film director preparing to shoot the scene in which Bailey is accused of cheating. Ultimately, when the sale is pronounced over, he is worried by the tidiness of the figures, but again keeps quiet.

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For a long time he believes that Archie has an incriminating photograph, referred to in Chapter 7 as the "picture that haunted his life. After the tenth day, Jerry fully intends to accept the chocolates.

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False figures regarding individual progress towards quotas are announced. Surreptitious approval for Jerry's stand begins among the other students, and for the first time he begins to understand the words on a poster he has taped in his locker: "Do I dare disturb the universe? Many of these allusions are not isolated flourishes, but fit together into larger structures of meaning. In Chapter 12 he is described as a "big beefy varsity guard who looked as if he could chew freshmen up and spit them out. They are calling him at all hours of the day and night, and then hanging up. His father is a dentist. I'd be lying if I said my hatred of high school didn't taint my enjoyment of this book. The school treasurer overhears him telling another teacher that he spent unauthorized money to buy the chocolates and that to break even he has to sell them all. Available from Management Company Entertainment Group. The undercurrent of physical bullying in the school, represented by Emile Janza, encourages our expectation that the larger battle will end in a key confrontation. When he reaches the name "Renault," Jerry tells him that he will not sell the chocolates. Soon the sale is over, and only Jerry's fifty boxes of chocolates remain.

Although the action of the novel takes place in a closed and repressed environment at some considerable remove from the openness and permissiveness of late-sixties and earlyseventies America, the imprint of the time in which it was written is present in several interludes.

We come to see in it a reference to Christ's "murder," and thus to see Jerry's rebellion against the chocolate sale and everything it stands for as being patterned in part on Christ's "rebellion. Emile Janza Described as "a brute" with "small eyes," Janza is the type of pupil who likes to sit at the front of the class, infuriating the teacher with a soft whistling or a tapping of the foot.

The shift is unobtrusive but can be easily detected by a close look at the text.

An analysis of the book the chocolate war written by robert cormier

Frankie Rollo An insolent junior who is beaten up by Carter for insulting Archie at a Vigils meeting. The school treasurer overhears him telling another teacher that he spent unauthorized money to buy the chocolates and that to break even he has to sell them all.

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