The Chocolate War Analysis

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Based on the story, The Chocolate War, By Robert Cormier, I consider a hero to be anyone who stands up for what they believe in. Someone who’s morals can have a great impact on a community. I believe the main character, Jerry Renault, is a hero. I believe this because jerry has gone against the grain in this story, standing up for what he believes in, he entered a fight in which he knew he had slim to no chance of winning, but, he did it because he would not stand to lose his integrity over people that have become greedy in power. There are many people in history that have stood up for what they believe in, and have tried, and some have succeeded to break the chains of oppression. Here are some for example: Winston Churchill, Martin Luther…show more content…
Michael Jackson made speeches against racism and he stood up for what he believed in. The more he did things against the record dealers, the more he fell in a fight which he could not win, just like Jerry, these record dealers were not too happy with the choices he was making. They did things to warn him of what will happen if he didn’t stop, things like false allegations of child molestation, for example. This connects to what Archie and the vigils did to jerry for not wanting to sell chocolates, like verbally and physically ridiculing him. 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…show more content…
He needed to tell the rest of the students and help them realize that the vigils can be overcome, they can be defeated, that’s what he was missing. This was key for truly going against the grain. The fight in the ending of the story was all Jerry had to do. When he fights archie, win or lose, he still is stading upfor what he baileves in and he tries to show what he will do to stop this dictorship occurring in the school. Even though Jerry lost the fight you can probably predict that if the story didn’t end where it ended then the real principal would of found out what happened with the money , brother leon, the vigils, and the chocolate sale, because of the other teacher that was there,so even though jerry lost the fight, I predict that his message came through loud and clear, and he put a stop to the

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