Describe how jerry's personality develops as the novel progresses what events and people cause him to change what does he learn about life and about disturbing the universe. Jerry renault, ' a skinny kid trying to make the freshman team' (football) is continually hassled by the vigils because of his refusal to sell chocolates for trinity high the students were becoming tired of selling goods for the school, so brother leon, who heads the chocolate sale, approaches archie for help. Jerry renault does not want to participate in the school's chocolate sales the headmaster, who has reasons of his own to want the sale to be successful, calls in the school's gang and asks them to put pressure on jerry to make him conform. Jerry renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: do i dare disturb the universe refusing to sell chocolates in the annual trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do.
The chocolate war is a popular young adult book by robert cormier and it is about how a young teenage boy named jerry renault refuses to sell chocolates at his school, trinity and how he faces some hardships from brother leon and the vigils because of his defiance. Trade book review in the book the chocolate war by robert cormier, the story follows high school boys jerry renault and archie costello, and their involvement in the vigils, a secret society of sorts within trinity high school, a catholic school jerry, the protagonist of the story, is a freshman. Jerry works as an archetypal in the novel the chocolate war because he is an outcast an outcast is described as someone who is banished from a social group because they committed a crime jerry was banished from the school because he refused to sell the chocolates. In 1974, cormier published the chocolate war, the novel that is still a bestseller a quarter century after its publication instantly acclaimed, it was also the object of censorship attempts because of its uncompromising realism.
When high school teen jerry renault refuses to sell chocolate during his school fundraiser, his decision kicks off a stream of events that cause the school to unravel. Chocolate war vocabulary recent class questions mary's job involves recognizing and interpreting market opportunities and influencing product, pricing, and communication strategies needed in order to pursue specific opportunities mary can be described as a(n) _________. In the chocolate war, robert cormier develops distinct character traits that show the reader how people can misuse free will jerry renault, the novel's protagonist and main character, has important character traits that are established early in the book. The chocolate war has a boy jerry, the main character, who decides to try out for the football team once making the team, he has his first assignment, not selling the chocolate for 10 days goober, his friend, comes into the story and he has an assignment as well, undoing all the desks in room 109.
Brian is the school treasurer he is in charge of the chocolate sale records, and is to report the records to brother leon however, he isn't so honest, which could cost him his treasurer title mr james r renault james r is jerry's father, who makes a living as a pharmacist. Cormier opens his 1974 young adult novel the chocolate war with the sentence that has forever changed young adult literature before the publication of this novel, books for teens promised sentimentalized, happy and joyful endings and cormier shattered the glass with the story of jerry renault and. What is happening to the vigils' power because of jerry renault's refusal to sell chocolates the chocolate war study guide 11 chapter chocolate war review. The chocolate war belongs to the coming of age genre because jerry renault learns an important lesson of self-development the chocolate war is the story of jerry's growth and development within himself.
After reading only seven short chapters of the chocolate war, readers already can envision jerry renault very well by analyzing jerry renault's physical characteristics, experiences (behavior) and personality we have come to know a lot about this character. A review of jerry renault's the chocolate war 742 words 2 pages the character of jerry renault in the book the chocolate war as a force inspiring civil. The world of trinity school is turned upside down when freshman jerry renault refuses to sell chocolates for the school's annual fundraiser jerry becomes a nonconformist hero for some — and a. The chocolate war is an young adult novel and is written by the american author robert cormier it was published in 1974 and in 1988 adapted into a film share to.
The chocolate war by robert cormier table of contents introduction plot characterization theme two literary devices conclusion recommendations introduction jerry renault, a freshman at trinity high school. Archie costello is the primary antagonist and one of the main characters of the 1974 young adult novel the chocolate war and its film adaption, as well as the novel's sequel. Although the chocolate war is set in a private all-boys school, the issues it calls attention to are relevant in all students' lives just a few of the topics to be explored in this book are: abuse of power, what makes a hero, loneliness, intimidation (peer pressure), relationships, rules, control, bullying, and courage.
No jerry said, renault is not selling chocolates these quotes show that jerry not selling chocolates is a big deal at trinity this is a act against the vigils and the start of the rebellion against selling chocolates and the vigil rule. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. The chocolate war questions and answers the question and answer section for the chocolate war is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Jerry renault though an american citizen, he also lived for a short time in canada [close] jerry renault, of the chocolate war and its sequel, beyond the chocolate war by robert cormier, is a student at trinity high school.