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Everything in Dahl’s books includes either scary fiction or adventure. In 1973
Dahl was awarded for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The book in its time was
very popular for children. Between 1980 and 1990, over eleven million of his
children’s books were sold in paperback form-considerably more than the total
number of children born there in the same period. I will discuss Roald Dahl’s
life, his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and how you can apply his
stories to you life. Dahl’s life was filled with tragedy because of all his
family’s deaths and hard-ships. In Dahl’s childhood he was always in some kind
of trouble. If someone was mean to Dahl he planned a way to get back at him.
Dahl was in kindergarten from 1922-1923. The school’s name was Elmtree House.
From 1923-1925, Dahl went to Llandaff Cathedral School. He started to go to that
school from seven years of age until he was nine. He went to St. Peter’s from
age nine to thirteen (1925-1929). His final school was Repton and Shell. He went
there from age 13-20 (1929-1936). It may seem odd he Dahl went to the school
until he was twenty, but you have to keep in mind this was an English school.
Each day on the way to and from school, seven years old Dahl and his friends
passed by a sweet shop. Unable to resist the lure of "Bootlace Liquorice"
and "Gobstoppers"- the children would pile into the store and buy as
much candy as they could with their allowance. It is memories like this that
contribute to Dahl’s work. This specific memory is much alike his book Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory. In the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a boy
named Charlie is very poor. Charlie hears of a contest concerning golden
tickets. Willie Wonka made the contest where there is a golden ticket hidden in
five chocolate bars. After buying several chocolate bars, Charlie gets the last
golden ticket in a chocolate bar he bought. After entering Willie Wonka’s great
Chocolate Factory, many children were disobedient. Actually, all the kids were
disobedient and did exactly what Mr. Wonka told them not to do. Charlie felt
bad, about not obeying Mr. Wonka and gave back an "Everlasting
Gobstopper" that Mr. Wonka gave him, because he felt bad he didn’t deserve
it. For his sincerity, kindness, and for being quick to say sorry, Mr. Wonka
gave Charlie the chocolate factory. God does not like disobedience. God clearly
states he will bless those who obey and there will be a curse for those who
disobey. There is always the chance for forgiveness, though, if you ask. By
asking for forgiveness, Charlie was given the factory. This should be a strong
example that by doing the right thing, your decision may affect others. Obeying
those in authority is simple. All you have to do is listen. God wants us to obey
those in authority. God also wants those in authority to obey him. God should
always come first. I hope I have strongly brought across to you that of which I
wanted to convey. I merely wanted to help you understand Roald Dahl’s life, his
book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and how you could apply his stories to
you life. Roald Dahl’s books are much like the Children of today. Many children
today like candy and adventure.
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