The Chocolate War Essay

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  • Essay On The Chocolate War

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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

  • The Chocolate War Essay

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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

  • The Chocolate War Analysis

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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

  • The Chocolate War Analysis

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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

  • Examples Of Individuality In The Chocolate War

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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

  • A Summary Of Robert Cormier'sThe Chocolate War?

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    I originally selected to read the The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. I read this book because of all of the debate on whether it was right for this person to reject to do an annual school chocolate sale for the school. The Chocolate War starts with out with Archie needing to recruit people for selling all of the chocolates. The church school sells chocolates every single year and Brother Leon ordered twice as many chocolates as he did last year. This introduces the main characters Archie who is

  • Essay on Consequences of Conformity in The Chocolate War

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    Consequences of Conformity in The Chocolate War Throughout Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War, the theme of the consequences of conformity, or nonconformity, is expressed. Although The Chocolate War was first published in 1974, this theme still pertains to the youth of today. This novel is timeless because teenagers will always face the choice of whether to be true to themselves, or to conform to what other’s expect of them. In response to this theme, David Peck states, “what this idea becomes

  • Conformity In The Chocolate War By Robert Cormier

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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 is 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

  • Essay on the order of things (chocolate war)

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    The Order of Things      Disturbing the universe is one of the main themes of Robert Cormier’s novel, The Chocolate War. Jerry Renault, the protagonist of the novel, goes against Trinity, the all boys school, and The Vigils, a powerful school gang. He gets admired and then bullied because of his defiance of authority.      In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to Jerry Renault. As he is trying out for the school’s football team, Archie

  • Figurative Language In The Chocolate War By Robert Cormier

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    In the novel The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, the characters are over exaggerated, to state a clear point that this is not a normal story. The story does not follow a regular story line, but one that Robert Cormier decides is fit in his mind and he over exaggerates it aswell for an effect to state his point that, not every time you disturb the universe something good comes out. Robert Cormier wanted the characters be different, he did not make them how others wanted, being socially acceptable

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