Alfred Prufrock ," feels strangely determined to sell nothing even after the ten days have passed, thus estranging himself from both Leon and The Vigils. Cormier does an excellent job at capturing the hell and ridiculousness that is high school: The bleachers also needed attention--they sagged, peeling paint like leprosy on the benches.
When he discusses the test with Brother Leon, he comes to understand that the grade might be reconsidered if Caroni can tell Brother Leon why Jerry Renault refuses to sell chocolates.
He has to buy his girlfriend a birthday present. Critical reception[ edit ] The book was well received by critics. Hopefully, this analysis of The Chocolate War has you feeling better than Jerry does at the end of the novel.
Obie Obie is the secretary of The Vigils. In chapter 2, Archie gives his interpretation of Catholic Communion, which is the wafer means nothing to him. Jerry still refused to sell the chocolates.
Carter is a senior and a varsity football player, content to preside as a figurehead of The Vigils while Archie does all the dirty work.
The Vigils called for Jerry so they could brief him for his mission. Brother Leon is not very happy with the fact that the sales were going down so he talked to The Vigils and they agreed to help. We caught him bragging in an interview. Obie suspects that Archie has forewarned Brother Jacques and that the assignment is really a joke on Vigils members.
Soon, he is somewhat of a hero in school as other students consider refusing to sell their chocolates too. Good work, dumbass authority! Teen angst only holds my interest for so long. When Leon calls his name during the chocolate roll call, however, Jerry blurts out "no. Archie arrogantly plans to alternate between betraying and supporting Leon in a frenzied series of power plays.
Trinity is especially dangerous for Jerry when he just says "No"… to selling chocolates for the school. Carter tells Archie that Rollo is an example of a new wave of students who think The Vigils have lost power because Jerry Renault stood up to them.
Inspired by the poster in his locker that reads: Soon, the chocolates are selling like hotcakes, and boys who really have no sold boxes are getting tallies as if they have. Jerry blocks the punch, and the warfare begins. At the end of Chapter 38, Jerry comes to another realization: John Sulkey John Sulkey is a student whose great ambition is to sell all of the chocolates and get his name on the special honor roll.
To create the novel, Cormier drew on his own high school experiences in Leominster, Massachusetts, where he lived all his life. Even the setting takes on the characteristics of a fallen world: Ultimately, Archie enlists the school bully Emile Janza to beat up Jerry just outside the school, but, even in the aftermath, Jerry maintains his defiant nonconformity.
Jerry gets called to carry out an assignment and he is to refuse selling chocolates at the annual school chocolate sale. There are two notebooks. Mmm, chocolate and cheese… tasty. Brother Jacques, however, catches on and purposely repeats the word, causing students to exhaust themselves.
Jerry had no idea how his life is about to change. He is rebelling against The Vigils and Brother Leon. They are part of what is often called "the counterculture.
Jerry does not want to simply drift through life, as his father seems to do now; Jerry wants to live a full life and be somebody. Already caught in a routine" 3. Brother Leon did not like it so he called The Vigils asking for help, they agreed.
When he is called before The Vigils, he dares to talk back to Archie and tells The Vigils that he is not afraid of them. Can you think of any times when Jerry, who is generally a pretty admirable guy, "misses the mark" or "makes a mistake in ignorance"?
Brother Leon is hopefully certainly not your ordinary high school teacher. It turns kids against each other and creates a really sick overall environment. The petty fights over the stupidest shit, the condescension of the overlords teachers, threats from all sides, being treated like a child because my fellow students were acting like childrenJerry Renault, a freshman at Trinity High School, has a confrontation with the school gang, The Vigils.
The Vigils, headed by Archie Costello, specialize in Words | 3 Pages. The Chocolate War. The Chocolate War Jerry Renault is the protagonist of the story. Jerry decides that he will disturb the universe. He single handedly takes on the /5(1). Jerry Renault is the main character of The Chocolate War.
He is a fourteen-year-old boy beginning his freshman year at Trinity High School, an all-male Catholic school in New England. Jerry’s mother died of cancer in the spring, and since then his father has become a shell of himself.
"The Chocolate War" portrays the story of a freshman by the name of Jerry Renault attending Trinity High School. The school is run by a group of teenagers known as The Vigils. The antagonist, Archie Costello, is part of the group, and he is notorious for giving out assignments to other students that usually do physical or psychological harm to /5().
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Debate whether Jerry leaves a trail at Trinity. 5. The Chocolate War is one of the most censored books in America. It is under perpetual attack because of Cormier’s “negative portrayal of human nature,” and because the ending appears hopeless.
Jerry Renault is a high school boy who's mother has just died. Jerry tries out for the /5(). The Chocolate War. Book Summary.
Jerry Renault is a freshman at Trinity High School, which is a private Catholic school for boys only. The story takes place in early fall in New England. Jerry just tries to fit in and be who he wants to be, but his attempts always fail.
This school isn't like any other private school, however.Download