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  • Vinicius Monteiro

The Fantastic Chocolate Factory Review

The Fantastic Chocolate Factory Review

This text may contain SPOILERS.

Synopsis: Charlie lives in a hovel with his parents and four grandparents, all sharing a room and having to eat cabbage soup every night. But Charlie doesn't want cabbage. What he wants, the food he loves most in the world, is CHOCOLATE! And the saddest thing is that right next door to his house is the huge, stupendous, magnificent, Fantastic Chocolate Factory! Every child's dream. Everything changes when it is suddenly announced that five golden tickets will be released for five very lucky children to visit the Fantastic Chocolate Factory. For Charlie, finding the ticket would be better than winning the lottery.

Review: As with all Roald Dahl's books, "The Fantastic Chocolate Factory" is a quaint and charming tale with a strong moral tone. I really enjoyed reading this children's book, which is funny and captivating.


The characters and their irresponsible attitudes bring morals and teachings to the children and watching them make mistakes and end up in complicated situations is fun to follow. What's more, the end of the story warms the reader's heart, it's a great ending.

Darkly sarcastic and extremely funny, "The Chocolate Factory" deals with themes of sin and temptation and sees a triumphant and moral conclusion that means the end of a life of poverty for Charlie and his family. As the tour of the factory progresses and the wonders unfold before the characters, their worst personality and character traits become evident and are responsible for their downfalls.

The moral of The Chocolate Factory is clear: people get what they deserve. All the children were warned by Willy Wonka before they met their misfortunes and their problems could have been avoided if they had listened to what they were told.

While Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt are brats with a strong lack of discipline in their lives, neither Violet Beuregarde nor Mike Tehveh are victims of bad parenting in the same way. They just have bad habits. The voice of reason in the story is actually Mike Tehveh, but whenever he points out that Willy Wonka says something that is highly untrue, Willy Wonka is actually a bit rude and claims that Mike mumbles and can't be heard.


"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a fantastic story for children (of all ages). It's fun, adventurous and has a moral: despite the craziness, the book will stay with children for life. It's also worth mentioning that the book has already been adapted for the cinema twice, in both versions, the filmmakers added their own twists to the story. A must-read children's book.

Rating: 10

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