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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Chapters 9 and 10

Summary Chapters 9 and 10

Dahl also reinforces his moral undertones with a plot twist and a shift in narration. Using his omniscient voice, the narrator reminds readers that they usually get what they want, especially what they want to eat. Charlie does not, which makes him more pitiable. Serendipitously, Charlie finds a dollar bill buried in the snow, which can be seen as a reward for Charlie’s good nature. Charlie looks around for the rightful owner of the dollar bill, showing that he is not greedy like other children. This is a huge amount of money to Charlie, who appreciates even the smallest gifts. Charlie’s selflessness is confirmed by his plan to buy himself a chocolate bar and give the rest of his money to his mother. His one small indulgence is practically a necessity.