Essays Tagged: "Chocolate War"

Censorship and the banning of "The Chocolate War" by Cormier

is mad at himself and mentions he should could jump off a cliff? So let's stop this, right now.The Chocolate War is a fictional account of what happens to a teen who refuses to sell chocolate bars fo ... , is a freshman at an all-boys prep school, and his refusal to take part in the annual fund-raising chocolate sale sets off a peer-induced power struggle that tears apart the school -- and Jerry's lif ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Macbeth and Jerry(Chocolate War) related to the quote by British author Aldous Huxley "Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."

. Other literature with characters like this is from Shakespeare's Macbeth and Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War. In both works, the main characters struggle. This is shown through theme, symbolism a ... ter committing the murders his weakness emerges because of his guilt and doubt.Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is set in a world controlled by two powerful parties, the Vigils and Brother Leon. The ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Explains and combats censorship in class rooms and libraries. Fantasy vs. real life. Sexual material in school libraries. Most banned books. Huckleberry Finn.

red books is sexuality. An excellent example of a book in question containing sexual content is The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier, which ranked number 5 on the ACLU's list. Now considering the fact ...

(3 pages) 93 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Review of "The Chocolate War", adapted from Robert Cormier's novel of the same name, discusses Jerry's problems and how he overcomes them.

THE CHOCOLATE WAR FILM REVIEWThe film The Chocolate War, adapted from Robert Cormier's novel of the same ... nts Trinity as a microcosm, which is the main setting of the film. Set in America in the 1980s, The Chocolate War was shot in a seminary at St Edwards State Park in Bothell, in Washington. Trinity is ... school, Brother Leon (John Glover) the Vigils set 'assignments' for the students to carry out. The Chocolate War demonstrates what can happen when the veracity of the individual is sacrificed to the ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Talks about bad traits and how Robert Cormier views human beings as cruel and greedy, two characteristics that are found in the human nature.Supported with details from the text.

at is clever and conniving throughout his life can have great power and admiration. In the book The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, the author views human beings as cruel and greedy, two characterist ... in order to set himself in a higher position. For example, when he bought twenty thousand boxes of chocolates, he told Archie to help him sell the boxes with the assistance of the Vigils. Brother Leo ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Robert Cormier: Facts and Criticism

en Cormier has been publishing great novels such as "I am the Cheese," "We all fall Down," and "The Chocolate War." Cormier died at the age of 75 on November 2, 2000. His last novel was "The Rag and B ... ," which was published in 2001 (after his death).One of Robert Cormier's top-selling novels is "The Chocolate War." His own son inspired this novel; his son refused to participate in selling chocolate ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Discuss the theme of alienation in "the Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger and "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier.

ly susceptible to the anguish felt as a result of alienation. Jerry Renault, the protagonist of the Chocolate War, is encumbered by both the alienation imposed upon himself, and that which is burdened ... ause Renault has low self-esteem and feels little influence from his classmates, he refuses to sell chocolates "like every other kid in... school"(Cormier 66). He lacks the school spirit that others p ...

(5 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Power of Emotion

tunato was too absorbed in his jealousy to think clearly, and this led to his disturbing demise.The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier, also exemplifies this idea that characters' actions are motivated ... y with Archie's orders stemmed from its fear of him.Archie was not the only one to be feared in The Chocolate War. Brother Leon, the head administrator at Trinity, also fell into that category even th ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Choclate War: Themes & Charachterization OR CONFORMISTS: ARE THEY IN DANGER?

The theme of the chocolate war would most definitely is, being a nonconformist can make you an outcast by society. It ... are being a nonconformist with good reason, then you will have to be willing to take the abuse. The Chocolate War is a story that takes place in New England in the 1970's. The main part of the story i ... nity, the school him and his friends attend, they have two major parts. One is every year they sell chocolates to raise money and also they have a group called the Vigils. Basically the Vigils watch o ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Robert Cormier

r went to college for only one year at the Fitchburg State Teachers College. His first book was the Chocolate War. Robert had only one award for his works which was the Honorary Doctorate(Young Adult ... total none of which are autobiographical. 10 of these books are: After the First Death, Beyond the Chocolate War, the Bumblebee Flies Anyway, the Chocolate War, Fade, I Am the Cheese, In the Middle o ...

(2 pages) 1386 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War "They murdered him", that is the first phrase spoken in The Chocolate War. What signif ... nd deviant behavior towards each other. "They murdered him", that is the first phrase spoken in The Chocolate War. What signifigance does this have for the rest of the book? Why are girls virtually un ... and deviant behavior towards each other."They murdered him", that is the first phrase spoken in The Chocolate War. What signifigance does this have for the rest of the book? Why are girls virtually un ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sin Of Ommision-An Underlaying Theme In Robert Cormier's Novels

ather complacent and blissfully unaware of their children's angst and crises. Jerry's father in The Chocolate War didn't even have any clue as to the life altering decision that Jerry was facing; Jaso ... ism, showing something small and seemingly insignificant, that may reflect something bigger. In The Chocolate War Jerry questions a poster that says, "Do I dare disturb the Universe?" Can one boy succ ...

(5 pages) 387 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Julius Caesar vs. Chocolate Wa

Leaders Among Us The death of a tyrannical emperor and the refusal of a teenager to sell chocolates are two very different story lines. Yet the leaders in both stories use the same techniqu ... g and maintaining their power through manipulation and fear. In these two pieces of literature, The Chocolate War ,and Julius Caesar, the leaders and the followers are portrayed very much alike. ... be sent on errands" (IV, i, 14-15). Having an underling makes the leader feel more powerful. In The Chocolate War Archie is the leader of the Vigils. He displays qualities similar to those of Antony i ...

(5 pages) 523 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Chocolate War

Review: The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier. Long before it was fashionable for publishers to say that the ... d by adults where the distinction between adult and youth fiction is often a false one. 'The Chocolate War' is set around young people, but don't let this put you off. It is also plotted around ... e set on a collision course. This collision course is set against the backdrop of the annual school chocolate selling fundraiser. Brother Leon, acting head of Trinity School, has been ambitious in his ...

(3 pages) 1248 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Chocolate War And Human Cruelty

The Chocolate War & Human Cruelty Human cruelty, it is a very sad thing but it well expresse ... ty Human cruelty, it is a very sad thing but it well expressed in Robert Cormiers book 'The Chocolate War'. Though this book is fictional it upholds many strong views, and gets at many real li ... ete and Jerry was assigned a special one. In addition, there is a tradition at Trinity High to sell chocolates, and the Vigils got an idea for a certain task involving Jerry. They would decide to tell ...

(2 pages) 953 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis