The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

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How is the setting in The Chocolate War significant to the story or characters? Support with details from the book.

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The setting of The Chocolate War is characterized by both place and time. The Vietnam War provides a temporal (time-oriented) backdrop for the novel and an all boys public school, Trinity, provides the physical setting.

Each of these elements of the setting are significant to the story and characters of The Chocolate War.  

Early in the novel, the idea of conformity comes up when Jerry is confronted by one of the "hippies" from the park...

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