Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Summary
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory SummaryThe story centers around an average and poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. One day Willy Wonka decided to allow five children to visit the factory. Each child will win a lifetime supply of chocolate after the factory tour. The children have to find one of the five golden tickets hidden inside the wrapping paper of random Wonka bars. Augustus Gloop (a boy who eats constantly), Veruca Salt (a girl who is spoiled), Violet Beauregarde (a girl who chews gum all day), Mike Teavee (a boy who is addicted to television), and Charlie Bucket win tickets and visit the factory.
The factory is full of strange and fantastical rooms, including a chocolate-mixing room that looks like a huge garden, where everything is made of candy and there is a chocolate lake in the middle. The factory is staffed by small, pygmy-like men called Oompa-Loompas.
"Accidents" happen while on the guided tour. Augustus falls in the chocolate lake. Violet, ignoring Wonka's advice, tries some of his three-course-dinner gum and swells up like a blueberry upon reaching the blueberry pie dessert. While In the nut-sorting room Veruca attempts to steal one squirrel herself – the squirrels deem her a 'bad nut' and throw her down the garbage chute. Mike tries to use the Television Chocolate machine –and ends up shrunken to about 6 inches high. Charlie, being the only child left and the one Wonka likes the most, wins the prize: he will one day take over the factory from Wonka, Wonka wanting to pass his factory on to someone else but wanting to choose a child so that he won't have to deal with an adult trying to do things his way rather than learn from Wonka's experience. Wonka, Charlie and Grandpa Joe board the Great Glass Elevator, which bursts through the roof. each child and their parents are driving away in a truck full of Wonka chocolate. Wonka, Charlie and Grandpa Joe then travel in the...