The social order of the school calls for strength, cunning and survival of the fittest. Archie, leader of the gang Vigils, has a presence that everyone fears. Archie is in charge of making sure everyone is selling their chocolates and earning enough money. As for Jerry, he made a bet with some of the guys that he could go ten days without selling the chocolates. Making this bet would raise Jerry from a nobody to a somebody and be “one of the guys”.
The major conflict is Jerry’s refusal to sell chocolates at the school chocolate sale. He refuses to sell the chocolate so Brother Leon gets mad at him because he sole 0 chocolates. An example is Brother Leon told the Vigils “ I need the Vigils to punish Jerry” (78; ch. 3). The point of view is told from the third person omniscient narrator who skips from character to character, revealing a number of characters’ thoughts and actions.
The Chocolate War Jerry Renault Character Study In many ways Jerry Renault is a pretty classic teenager. He's trying to make the football team and also he is trying to do well with his school work. Jerry is a boy that lets his actions speak louder than his words. He refuses to sell the chocolates which silently protests against both the Vigils and also Brother Leon. This shows disobedience and strength in the way that he is prepared to go against Brother Leon and also the Vigils who later decide to take action.
A Personal Choice The Chocolate War is a novel written by Robert Cormier. The novel starts off with the introduction of the school’s fundraiser—every student volunteering to sell at least fifty boxes of chocolates—of the all boys’ Trinity High School. Under the direction of Brother Leon, who has become the replaced headmaster, boys are virtually pressured into selling the amount of boxes assigned. However, when a freshman, Jerry Renault, decides to stand against the sales, the whole order of things in the school is demolished. Although it is at first forced upon him as an Assignment from the Vigils, a group feared throughout the school, Jerry later defies them and the sale by continuing to refuse to sell anything.
Unit 1 1. A: * ‘The Apprentice’ B: * Sent home for a day * Warned by teachers * 10 days of suspension * Grounded him C: * Chocolates * Crisps D: * The head teacher said that selling goods on the school premises is not permitted * The head teacher also said “any activity which undermine our healthy-eating policy cannot be tolerated” 2. Robbie Twigg I schoolboy who has been selling sweets to earn money and one day start up his business “A schoolboy has been suspended for selling chocolate and crisps to pupils Robbie Twigg 12 says he got the idea from the apprentice” This quote says he got the idea from watching the apprentice to buy and sell stuff for a profit and in Alan sugars autobiography he says how he started off at a whole sellers buying car aerials in bulk and selling them for a profit “I went to a wholesale supplier and bought forty quid’s worth of car aerials” there’s another quote in the newspaper article about Robbie that is very similar to this “Robbie buys his stock in bulk from discount stores and whole sellers” This shows that Alan Sugar and Robbie Twigg have a similar business mind when it comes to buying and selling stuff for a profit in Alan’s autobiography he says
One reason Holden is a rebel is because he does not go to the football game against Saxon Hall when the whole school annually goes to the game. Here is some evidence to prove it “The game against Saxon Hall was supposed to be a very big deal around Pencey … you were supposed to commit suicide or something if old Pencey didn’t win … I was standing way the hell up on Tomsen hill … practically the whole school except me was there” (Salinger, pg 2) Everybody from Pencey was at the game and cared about winning or losing against Saxon hall. Holden on the other hand is rebelling by not going to the game. Holden is also rebelling by going against the norm of teens in his society by not obsessing over school sports like normal teens. Another reason Holden is a rebel is because he drops out of Pencey because he’s flunking four subjects and won’t put any effort in to turning his grades around at all.
They all are soccer players at the school, except for Theresa. Paul convinces Joey to come to his new school and the soccer and football seasons begin. As the story proceeds, Joey starts to get sick of the new school because none of Paul's new friends like him and he thinks that Paul has changed and become cowardly to all the other people at Tangerine Middle School. Joey finally goes back to Lake Windsor, leaving the Tangerine Middle School soccer team. Throughout the story, houses in Joey's neighborhood have to be put under blue tents and sprayed with poison to kill termites.
He is mostly kept to himself and not to outspoken because of his mother’s death. A hippie tells Jerry at the bus stop something that gets him thinking. Jerry then soon participates in a Vigil stunt of not participating in a chocolate sale that takes place at Trinity, which is a school tradition and helps to pay for different material things at Trinity. After the assignment is over, he continues to refuse the chocolate sale. Jerry is then portrayed as a rebel, so refusing to sell the chocolates helps build Jerry’s character identity.
A seven year old boy finally fought back, after being bullied for over 2 years. He begged him to leave him alone, he even confessed to teachers what was going on, but nothing worked. The bully abused the kid no matter how hard he tried to escape him. This young man and among many others get bullied everyday, making it difficult and unsafe for students to attend school. As horrific as this little boy’s story is, just
It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.” Page 9 -While all of Holden’s classmates are at the “big” football game, Holden decides he has to go visit his teacher, Mr. Spencer. The reason why Holden didn’t want to go to the football game was that his fencing team was mad at him for forgetting the gear while they were