Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Speech

1569 Words Sep 17th, 2006 7 Pages
The book Charlie and the chocolate factory was written in 1964. The story is about a man named Willy Wonka who owns a world famous yet mysterious chocolate factory and a boy named Charlie Bucket who is a poor boy yet in the face of all the suffering he goes through he maintains the attitude of a good boy who puts others before himself. The book uses many narrative techniques such as setting, characterization, conflict and resolution and other techniques to present the themes of the book. I am Chris Atkins and I will be talking to you today about these themes and the how in the book they are shown using one or more of the techniques described above.
(3mins)Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives in the shadows of a grand chocolate factory.
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On the flip side Charlie the poor boy is the nicest boy you could ever meet. He faces many hardships through his poverty yet he never complains or accepts charity. He has a very loving and close family. A happiness that the Veruca and her family simple just can't buy.
(1.5 min)Good things come in small packages or don't judge a book by its cover is a great theme to take from this book. Charlie is the nicest boy and has great inner strength yet you would not believe it simply by looking at him. He is a thin pale young boy who lives in poverty. Further into the story when Charlie's father loses his job and the food supply becomes low Charlie shows great inner strength and resilience to get by. His family members offer him their food yet despite him obviously needing it he stands strong in his beliefs and refuses them to give him charity at their own expense. Charlie shows his resilience when he begins leaving for school earlier so he can walk at a slower pace to conserve energy. In the end Charlie proves his inner strength in the face of many temptations of food which he could so desperately need by following Mr. Wonka's rules. The character of Willy Wonka is another example of small packages. In the beginning Mr. Wonka is described as a small man yet in the end we find out he is larger than life it's self. This theme
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