Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's Collection
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Well, i guess you are all familiar with this book. It has two film versions; The "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971 and recently in 2005 , the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl's experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. The story is all about a nice boy named Charlie Bucket who won one of the five Golden Tickets hidden under the wrappers of the candy bars. Charlie along with the other four bad children including the gluttonous Augustus Gloop, spoiled Veruca Salt, gum-addicted Violet Beauregarde, and television-obsessed Mike Teavee will go on a tour led by Willy Wonka, the Candy Maker. Each Kids will be accompanied by their parent except Charlie who is accompanied by his Grandpa Joe. As the group moves from room to room, the tour turns into a punishment for the bad children as one child after another falls victim to his/her particular vices and is removed. Augustus falls into a chocolate river and is sucked up a pipe to the fudge room; Violet turns into a blueberry after consuming experimental chewing gum; Veruca is thrown down a garbage chute after attempting to take one of Wonka's nut-cracking squirrels for her own; and Mike is shrunk after meddling with dangerous television equipment. They leave the factory with permanent reminders of their misbehavior as well as their lifetime supply of chocolate: Augustus is squeezed thin, Violet is purple, Veruca is covered in garbage, and Mike is ten feet tall and very thin (Wonka had him stretched to repair the damage caused by the TV equipment). Charlie is the only child who does not misbehave throughout the factory. Seeing that he is the only one left, Wonka announces that he has "won." He receives the entire factory and will take over the company after Wonka retires. The reason Wonka had sent out the Golden Tickets was to find a child to be his heir, as he himself has no family to carry on his work. Wonka, Charlie and Grandpa Joe board a special glass elevator . As they are propelled up from the factory.
(reference: Wikipedia)


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