Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a children's fictional story written by Roald Dahl in 1964. It is a story about a young boy, living in abject poverty yet still being faithful and true, who wins a trip to a Chocolate Factory. He and the 4 other children who accompany him on the tour are taken to the marvelous factory where they meet many wonders, while their own childish weakness are exposed. The book is very dark, as it explores aspects of childhood like selfishness, stubbornness, greed, and insensitivity to others. The "hero" of the book, Willy Wonka, is a strange, dark recluse who clearly dislikes children and seems to delight in their exposure as brats.