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The main conflict of the book is not revealed until much later. Mr. Wonka wants someone to take over his business, but no one knows this. In order to go about this, he has a contest. He announces that he will put five golden tickets into his chocolate bars. Five lucky winner will come to his factory. Unbeknownst to them, there is another contest of who will take over his factory.
One by one all the contestant are eliminated until there is only one person left - Charlie. When this happens Mr. Wonka tells him that the has won and that he will inherit his company.
After this, they all get into a glass elevator and fly to Charlie's house to collect the rest of his family. From this view, the main conflict is who will get the factory. The resolution comes when Mr. Wonka chooses Charlie, a poor but morally kind boy.
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