The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

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How is belonging in relation to society and the individual shown in Cormier's The Chocolate War?

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Jerry keeps a poster in his locker with a quote from the T.S. Eliot poem, "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock". The poster reads:

"Do I dare disturb the universe?" 

The question in the original poem relates to ambition, aging, and a sense of failing to find purpose in a particularly modern social world. In the novel, the question relates to Jerry's personal dilemma - to conform (for safety and...

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