The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

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In The Chocolate War Jerry sees a poster for "Disturbing the Universe".  What possible universes could you disturb, and how?

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This question is a bit vague because of the word "you." It's possible that this question is asking about which specific universes Jerry can and does disturb during the novel; however, it's also possible that the wording of the question is very legitimately asking about how you/me/somebody could disturb the universe.

In the context of the story, the poster's question about daring to disturb the universe applies to Jerry. He decorates his locker with the poster, and that tells readers that the poster and its words resonate with Jerry on some level. What's great about Jerry is that he tests the poster's question. He's perfectly able to hypothesize about attempting to disturb the universe, but Jerry decides that he is actually going to test the universe that is his school. By not selling chocolates, Jerry is disturbing the status quo set forth by the school's teachers and administrators. He's showing them that they do not have the power. Then Jerry decides to keep on not selling those...

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