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    The Chocolate War is a novel full of corrupt school spirit while they are fundraising to sell chocolates. There is little difference between teachers and students at Trinity High School because both teachers and students use psychological warfare, fear and manipulation. They both give assignments and punishments and they do not want their corrupt system to be disturbed. There is little difference between teachers and students because both teachers and students use psychological warfare, fear and

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    The Chocolate War is a novel about a freshman boy named Jerry Renault going against the normalcy of school life and deciding not to sell the chocolate bars. Jerry was given this assignment by a boy named Archie Costello. Archie is a member of The Vigils, a group that makes assignments for a certain person or group of people to do based on who they are and how they act. The odd thing about Archie telling Jerry not to sell the chocolates is that Archie earlier told Brother Leon that The Vigils would

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    The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier, uses various language techniques to explore the theme of disturbing the universe. Jerry Renault, a freshman, is victimized for a special task by the leader of the Vigils Archie Costello. This Task soon corrupts the daily routine of school. Characterisation is used to introduce the characters roles within the school and the chocolate sale, influencing the reader as to what the social pecking order within the school is. Cormier also used to conflict to show the

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    Adults within The Chocolate War bring a variety of both positive and negative messages for the adolescent characters to develop. In terms of positivity impacting Jerry, his father plays an important role in helping him decide what he does not want to be. In the novel Jerrys mother had died recently to a sickness. This resulted in his father acting like “a sleepwalker going through the motions” and “like a puppet being maneuvered by invisible strings” (The Chocolate War: 48). To Jerry this is brought

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    The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. I despise Archie Costello (The Assigner of The Vigils) because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. I admire Roland

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    You can put a band-aid on a cut but nothing can heal your mind. Within The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, Archie Costello’s psychological tactics of violence are more useful than Emile Janza’s physical tactics. Archie manipulates the student body of Trinity with mind games such as the assignments. Meanwhile, Emile is not very manipulative, he uses brutal and physically hurtful ways to get to people. Archie is more effective of getting what he wants with using his tactics of mind games, rather than

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    Cormier’s message in the The Chocolate War is that of survival. Theme is the main or central idea that the author wants to portray to the reader. Does the protagonist, Jerry Renault, survive at Trinity? Does Goober pull through? Does Brother Eugene also make it? Are these individuals destroyed, and if so, then how? Jerry Renault does not survive at Trinity, because he refuses to sell chocolates and is harassed for his decision. Jerry’s refusal to sell chocolates began as a Vigil assignment

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    The Chocolate War Essay “You see Carter, people are two things: greedy and cruel.” (Cormier, 241) This quote said by Archie in The Chocolate War shows us the type of person Archie is. This quote not only describes the type of person Archie is it describes Brother Leon as well. Archie and Brother Leon are both very manipulative between abusing their powers and doing wrong things. Archie is the Assigner of the Vigils and is in position of power which causes students the be afraid of him. Archie and

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    My essay is about the climax in the book The Chocolate War. In this essay will describe events that built the climax and what resolved it. Jerry is first introduced in chapter one. Jerry is at football tryouts. Although Jerry is taking hit after hit: he does not give up. The coach is very impressed by Jerry’s effort because he never gives up, so the coach asks Jerry to come back the next day. At football practice, the Vigils sit in the bleachers and make fun of Jerry. “Singled out by the Vigils

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    . In the novel named The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier the main character Jerry has to deal with reality that it's not so easy to go against the grain .The novel does an excellent job highlighting how his individuality affects his social , personal life, and societal pressures and bullying . The first thing The Chocolate War highlights are the effects individuality has on the protagonist Jerry Renault throughout the story. After Jerry decides to not sell chocolates there seems to be a ripple

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