Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Quotes

Important Quotations Explained

Quotes Important Quotations Explained
4. “Then out he comes! And now! By grace!/A miracle has taken place!/This boy, who only just before/Was loathed by men from shore to shore,/This greedy brute, this louse’s ear,/Is loved by people everywhere!/For who could hate or bear a grudge/Against a luscious bit of fudge?”

This quotation comes from Chapter 17, after Augustus Gloop has fallen into the chocolate river. He is sucked into a large pipe that leads to the fudge room, and everyone is worried that he will be turned into fudge. The Oompa-Loompas sing a song immediately following the disappearances of Augustus, Veruca, Violet, and Mike. These songs employ humor in order to convey a moral lesson. Here they joke about Augustus being transformed from a greedy boy into a piece of fudge. Their lighthearted song could seem cruel, but they are only joking: in fact, Augustus and the other children eventually leave the factory in an improved condition.