Should he participate like everyone is told to, or go against the grain and disturb the universe-a poster posted in his locker that stares back at him every day. Cormier shows that going against the grain is not easy and having the character and integrity to stick with it is even tougher. Trinity High School is an all boys private school and has a tradition that all the boys must sell boxes of chocolate every year to raise money. When Cormier was young he too went to an all boys private school, so he knows firsthand what it is like in that atmosphere. The social order of the school calls for strength, cunning and survival of the fittest.
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. Brother Leon got the Vigils involved with the problem of the selling of the chocolates that they caused in the first place and they assigned Jerry with selling the chocolates but he continued to refuse them. His decision to reject the chocolates even after the Vigils assignment is over took bravery. Jerry does not even know why he has decided to decline selling the chocolates but he believes what he is doing is right. Jerry’s mother dying had left him feeling sad, angry lonely and made him feel cut off from happiness.
The girls are always going out on Fridays to the movies. The boys usaully are punished so they don’t go outside hanging out anywere because of them fighting about little things. The dad has a job and his job is working at the microsoft company making new softwares for people. He already got fired from the sony company for going on vacation without permission from his boss. The
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.
As Michael Jackson kept on going against the grain, the more the “Music Industry” kept on ruining his image. They tried to make Michael their robot and take advantage, just like brother leon and the vigils took advantage of students and making them sell chocolates. I believe Michael Jackson is the perfect connection to jerry in this novel. I believe that Michael Jackson was murdered for standing up for what he believes in. His death was not an accident, he entered a fight he could not
Junior treated like nothing by his peers being ridiculed for his actions, criticized for birth defects. In the story Junior states, “Everybody on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day. They call me retard when they are pantsing me or stuffing my head in the toilet or just smacking me upside the head” (4). Junior’s peers sit and call him a retard when he is one of smartest students at the school. The kids on the rez make Junior’s life a living hell down talking him for things that aren’t his fault, things he can’t change.
People thought Terry should just quit before it got worse, but Terry decided not to because he had a lot of determination to complete his goal. When Joe Clark was principle, he was so strict and determined to make his school better that he expelled dozens of his students because they would always create more problems for the teachers and fellow students. This led to many moms and dads of the community becoming infuriated with Joe Clark and wanted him out of the school district at all costs. But what Joe did was most likely the best thing he could've done to make his school better. There was also a
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
Throwing the Hot Sauce I was one of those people who sought to get revenge for everything done wrong against me. Being a student of Manalapan, in Central New Jersey, I acted like an angel in school. Yet, when I stepped off the yellow bus and let go of the burden on my shoulders, I became a devil. The emotional aggravation I sustained on a daily basis in school was a subset to more conflicts, which should have been maintained at an individual level rather than at impersonal level. And my forthcoming actions would undermine traditional expectations of well-educated students in their home environment with the reality I brought to the table.
I remembered when my parents traveled out of the country, they would always ask me what I wanted for a souvenir. I would always tell them to buy me anything that involves chocolate, no matter if it was chocolate flavored or a box of chocolates. The sweetness of milk chocolate would always give me joy when I was younger and until now. If I cried because I was sad, giving me chocolate would bring a smile to my face right away. The feeling of having chocolate gave me happiness