Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Sunday Observer

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl revolves around five children named Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee and Violet Beauregard who go on a whirlwind trip to a chocolate factory owned by Mr. Willy Wonka, an eccentric but likeable man.

Mr. Wonka introduces the children to the Oompa-Loompas, a species he discovered in a fictional land called Loompaland. The word ‘Oompa-Loompa’ was invented by Roald Dahl to describe very small people who work in his chocolate factory. Mr. Wonka employs Oompa-Loompas to work in his chocolate factory because he had a bad experience with the humans he employed as they betrayed him by stealing his recipies.

One of the most interesting chapters in the novel is the ‘Chocolate Room’ which is the most beautiful room in the factory and is located in a valley with meadows on both sides. Another interesting chapter is titled ‘Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince’ where an Indian Prince asks Mr. Wonka to come to India to build him a palace out of chocolate. Mr. Wonka’s chocolates are very special and they are the best in the world because they are made from the best ingredients that have been carefully chosen by Mr. Wonka.

Mr. Wonka likes Charlie best out of the five children because Charlie is well-behaved, sensible and down to earth. Charlie was poverty stricken and is rewarded by Mr. Wonka with future ownership of his chocolate factory where he can have all the delicious chocolates he dreams of.

Reviewed by Hannah William