Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a novel by Roald Dahl that was first published in 1964. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Charlie Bucket, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and in-depth analyses of Charlie Bucket, Mr. Willy Wonka, and Grandpa Joe.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.


Get ready to ace your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, a sample A+ student essay, and more.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with background information, movie adaptations, and links to the best resources around the web.