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Charley and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is one of the best novels for children. This is the story of a chocolate factory where Charley works for a living.

Willy Wonka
  • Wonka is a chocolatier.
  • He is very much uncommon, with many odd qualities.
  • He confuses most of the people who meet him.
  • He loves nonsense and mischief, but can’t tolerate ugliness.
  • He is said to be full of life.
  • His eyes are mischievous eyes. They look like a goat’s eyes.
  • For all these reasons Wonka is one of Dahl’s most famous characters.
  • Wonka says that he had traveled to the space.
Charlie Bucket
  • Charlie is the title character and the protagonist (the lead character).
  • He is very kind and brave, but also extremely poor.
  • He lives with his mother, his father, and his four bed-ridden grandparents.
  • He is very dedicated and hardworking.
  • He has a special love for chocolates.
  • Charlie is generous and selfless.
  • He is honest because he admitted his mistakes and apologized.
Oompa-Loompas
  • Oompa-Loompas are creatures from Loompaland.
  • They are small people with long hair.
  • They are workers in Wonka’s chocolate factory.
  • Wonka met them when he had traveled to Loompa Land.
  • In Loompa Land, the Oompa-Loompas had so many enemies.
  • Their favorite food is cocoa beans.
  • Although others stole the cocoa beans, the oompa-Loompas did not steal.
  • There was shortage of cocoa beans in Loompaland.
  • They are as mischievous as Wonka.
  • Oompa-Loompas insist on wearing the same clothing that they wore in Loompa Land.
Grandpa Joe
  • Grandpa Joe is Charlie’s grandfather.
  • Although he is over 96 years, grandpa is very energetic.
  • He loves to tell stories.
  • He is very optimistic (positive thinking)
  • He is very helpful.
  • He is loving and caring.
Augustus Gloop
  • Gloop is incredibly greedy and the first child to find a Golden Ticket.
  • He is also the first child to fail Wonka’s tests.
  • Gloop eats an extraordinary amount of chocolate.
  • His mother encourages his over-eating habits.
  • Augustus leaves the factory when he drinks from the chocolate river, and falls in, getting sucked up a pipe and sent to the Fudge Room.
Veruca Salt
  • Veruca is very spoiled girl.
  • She is the second person to find a Golden Ticket, and the third to leave Wonka’s factory.
  • She doesn’t get any respect in her family. She is rather a brat (misbehaving person).
  • Veruca also doesn’t care about other people’s property.
  • She frequently bullies her parents into getting things for her.
  • She is sent away when she interferes with the squirrels that Wonka trains to choose nuts for his chocolate bars.
  • She is judged as a ‘bad nut’ and sent down the garbage shaft.
Violet Beauregarde /boogaad/
  • Violet is a girl who can never stop chewing gum.
  • She is the third child to find a Golden Ticket and the second to be sent away from Wonka’s factory.
  • Violet is always chewing something.
  • She claims that she has been chewing the same piece of gum for three months without a break.
  • She is also very competitive and has won many gum chewing competitions.
  • The gum turns her into a human blueberry, and she is rolled away to have the juice squeezed out of her.
Mike Teavee
  • Mike, who loves to watch television.
  • He finds the fourth Golden Ticket.
  • He is also the last one to be ejected from the factory.
  • Mike loves TV and electronics much more than he likes people.
  • Mike leaves the factory after he tries to teleport.
  • During the teleport, he reduces his size and becomes a dwarf.
  • He is taken away by the Oompa Loompas to go to the taffy stretching room.
Mr. Bucket
  • Charlie’s father.
  • He works in a toothpaste factory screwing caps onto tubes of toothpaste.
  • Though his job is simple, he works extremely hard and cares deeply about his family.
Mrs. Bucket
  • Charlie’s mother.
  • She  keeps the household running while Mr. Bucket works long hours at the factory.
  • She takes good care of all four frail grandparents, and she is a loving mother to Charlie.

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