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Could someone please provide a summary for "Charlie and the Chocolate...

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ridhima | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 12, 2008 at 2:58 AM via web

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Could someone please provide a summary for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl?

I would like a one page summary, please.

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Susan Woodward | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted June 12, 2008 at 4:21 AM (Answer #1)

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After hearing wonderful tales about Mr. Willy Wonka from his Grandpa Joe, Charlie Bucket dreams of seeing the inside of the elusive Mr. Wonka's chocolate factory.  Wonka had shut his door to visitors many years before when it was discovered that one of his employees was selling company secrets.  One day Mr. Wonka announces a contest to find five golden tickets hidden in five chocolate bars worldwide.  The first four are found by: Augustus Gloop in Germany, Violet Beauregarde in the US, Veruca Salt in England, and Mike TeeVee in the US.  The fifth is found by Charlie after he sees some money lying in the street and buys a chocolate bar for himself.  The five children go to the factory accompanied by one adult each; Charlie brings Grandpa Joe.  Each is warned to follow the rules outlined by Mr. Wonka to the letter.  Four of the children break the rules and are sent home.  Charlie turns out to be the winner of the unannounced competition, and he actually wins Mr. Wonka's chocolate factory.  It was Wonka's wish to find a successor to take over after his death in the future, and he wanted to trust his secrets only to a child who would do things Willy Wonka's way, and not his own way. 

 

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