The reader discovers that Archie had come across Emile servicing himself in a bathroom stall and snapped a picture. I despise Archie Costello The Assigner of The Vigils because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. Emile just wants to beat someone up. My overall feelings on Archie Costello are that he is a new kind of evil, a sadistic evil that a person can not avoid or escape. Who exactly is in charge at this school? Jerry challenges the Vigils by disobeying their next assignment for him. Chapter 33: Archie asks Emile why he used multiple assaulters on Jerry. Someone gives him a cheap shot to the kidneys from behind.
It is a gross misunderstanding of the theme of the book to interpret it as an attack on parochial schools or the Catholic Church. He is distrustful of the other's tactics, and more than ready to get physical to prove that force is more effective than cleverness. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the new enterprise was named the Hershey Chocolate Company. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. Jerry's Exile At this point, two significant things happen: the sale of chocolates increases dramatically, and Jerry increasingly becomes an object of hostility.
Beyond The Chocolate War includes most of the original characters. Jerry also feared the Vigils at first but as the story 877 Words 4 Pages The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. The novel was shocking in its time because of the manner in which its main character was so clearly and unequivocally defeated. Occasionally the narrative point of view further fragments so that one chapter will present a composite viewpoint. The results of the stunt, presented in Chapter 11, cause one teacher to have a breakdown. It has been his decision to double the quota and the price in the annual chocolate sale and the financial foolhardiness of this project leads him to seek a commitment of support from the Vigils. He was twice nominated for the in 1952 and 1964, and inducted into the in 1960.
The president of the Vigils is John Carter and Archie Costello acts as their leader and the brains of the operation. Robert Cormier's novel was originally conceived as an adult book, for all his previous fiction had been for adults. Jerry's hopes of dating her are ruined after she mistakes him for another boy and talks rudely to him over the phone. When Brother Leon gives his lesson in political connivance the encouragement of evil by the failure to condemn in Chapter 6, Cormier manages to convey several things at the same time. Jerry knows Brother Leon's hate for him and his fear of failure with the chocolate sale. Although the action of the novel takes place in a closed and repressed environment at some considerable remove from the openness and permissiveness of late-sixties and earlyseventies America, the imprint of the time in which it was written is present in several interludes. Danny is in conversation with Kevin Chartier.
The Goober then informs Jerry that he is quitting the football team and has decided not to go out for track in the spring. Ultimately, when the sale is pronounced over, he is worried by the tidiness of the figures, but again keeps quiet. Having an inkling of what has gone on with Brother Leon, the Vigils, and the chocolates, Brother Jacques chastizes Archie for this latest Vigils stunt. A stunned Archie draws tow marbles, both white. In this paper I will explain how power is represented in The Chocolate War, and how it works. They assign certain tasks to other students to complete as a way of asserting their dominance and playing psychological games. The raffle tickets are instructions for blows and the recipient is forbidden to defend himself.
He recommends the Vigils begin with Jerry Renault. His character thrived off of having a sense of power through his manipulation. The Goober does the assignment because he is terrified, but it causes him to have psychological damage. That night, Archie receives a phone call from Leon, threatening him and the Vigils with serious repercussions if the sale does not succeed, and in particular if something is not done about Jerry. He also notes that while the pessimism of the novel can be seen as a product of its times, its power to disturb readers makes it timeless. Archie conceives a diabolical scheme for final vengeance.
My idea of evil is not feeling guilt when that person should feel guilt, being cruel to people and other things, and most of all a person who has pleasure when inflicting pain on someone or something, to be specifica sadistic person. The book might seem more realistic, but a person would get nowhere in life if they did not dream or try. The movie portrays better to teenagers that life is not a punishment, that it is indeed very possible to get somewhere by truly trying and believing in what is right. Also I will explain whether the protagonist Jerry Renault In chapter 3 we are reminded that The Chocolate War is also a coming of age novel. In Chapter 7 Cormier introduces Emile Janza, the brutish upperclassman who subsequently figures so centrally in the tormenting of Jerry. But some inner volition leads him to extend his boycott beyond this period.
Archie is later called into the office of the school's acting headmaster, Brother Leon, to discuss the chocolate sale. He and the other Vigils immediately recognize the mistake, but it's too late: Emile, acting immediately as he has throughout, goes for Jerry's groin; Jerry understandably tries to block the blow. A more recent title, Tenderness, about a teenage girl's fixation with a psychopathic killer, demonstrates that even in his seventies Cormier is prepared to confront daring subject matter. Cormier did not return to the adult novel. Ellen Barrett Ellen is the pretty girl from the bus stop that Jerry has a little crush on.