Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Kids Story Book with a Moral Lesson

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On April 22, 2013
Last modified:May 15, 2013


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a kids story book with a deep rooted moral lesson. A poor boy named Charlie Bucket lives with all his four grandparents and parents in a small house. Like all the other kids of his age Charlie too is fascinated by a nearby chocolate candy factory owned by Willy Wonka.  He listens to success stories told by his grandpa about how Willy Wonka had managed to develop a secret chocolate recipe and make all the children’s mouth water.

One day Charlie who is penniless yet desires to enter the chocolate factory hears of some news which is going to make all his dreams come true.  Willy Wonka, the chocolate factory owner has hidden a Golden Ticket in five chocolate bars and whoever finds these tickets with be granted to go into the factory and get a life time supply of chocolates.

The first four tickets are discovered by Augustus Gloop – a child who eats all the time, Veruca Salt – a spoiled brat,  Violet Beauregarde – a gum chewer and Mike Teavee who only watches TV. Charlie accidentally finds the fifth ticket in one of the chocolates and is accompanied by his Grandpa Joe to go visit the factory.  One by one all the other four kids are expelled from the trip due to their greed and bad habits and Charlie wins the prize.  He gets to ride the Glass elevator to his house and enjoy as much chocolate as he desires.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adapted into feature films twice. The first was titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and was released in June 1971. The second film version was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released in July 2005.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Video Game was released in 1985.

Moral of the Story – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

Greed leads to failure (as in the case of the four kids) and patience and endurance win at the end(Charlie Bucket)

Charlie Bucket is born to a poor family and hardly fed enough to properly nourished   His parents can’t afford to buy him candy yet he patiently longs for his wishes to come true.  He is unlike the other kids who lose their chance to win due to their greed for more.

The the moral lesson in this story is similar to that of Cinderella as both kids are poor and patiently wait for their wishes to come true.

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  • Chic Mom

    Ummm it’s good