I was born the very year it came out so by the time I was old enough to see and enjoy it, it was on cable.
Most people equate Willy Wonka with a life of eternal happiness and diabetes, and until quite recently I did as well. But, in fact, the story has a darker side, both in the literal events, and in the way that it can almost come off as a parody on the rose-colored glasses we wear when thinking about our modern, industrial society.
The boom of to …was the longest in American history. Starting late in war-blasted Western Europe and Japan, the boom rolled, however unevenly, through the rest of the industrialized world. Consequently, we see them indulging their children and letting them go wild in these pursuits, but not Charlie.
The Industrial Economy — The novel as well as the film released in explore the darker side of the manufacturing economy. However, the earlier film chose the non-controversial route and left out these elements.
The film omits the fact that his father was a wage-slave in a toothpaste factory and later lost his job when the factory closed down. Instead, it implies that his father is dead and shows his mother working as a laundress to support their large family.
This evades the controversy surrounding the Industrial Revolution and its creation of a factory class of citizens, not to mention its other consequences such as urbanization. In the more recent film, his father is shown as losing his job when he was replaced by a machine, only to be redeemed by taking up the occupation of repairing those machines in an uplifting twist not present in the novel.
Whatever the background, Charlie is not able to participate in the materialistic rat race because he is poor. However, this does not stop Charlie from his obsession with emulating the upper class and having a piece of that pie.
|Critical Analysis: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Chris Thilk||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mr. The finders of these are Augustus Gloop, a greedy boy; Veruca Salt, a girl who is spoiled by her parents; Violet Beauregarde, a girl who chews gum all day long; Mike Teavee, a boy who does nothing but watch television all day; and Charlie Bucket, a boy living in poverty.|
Inside the Factory — The multitude would not have bowed their necks to the hard discipline of their new work, if in compensation they had not been liberated from other, more ancient disciplinary restrictions. Willy Wonka is a reclusive weirdo living with slave-midgets.
Originally, the workers in his factory, were based on African Pygmies. Naturally, however, the question arises if they would be happier roaming the free world. The novel was revised after great backlash, and Dahl refashioned them into Oompa-Loompas from Loompaland, who have white skin and wear leaves for clothing, which is still a far cry from the circus act that both films make them out to be.
Everything is just so grand in the world of abundance that even factory workers are singing midgets! This makes Wonka appear like an eccentric narcissist, but the plot thickens. Wonka care little for those in the outside world. He has little sympathy for children and merely stands by as if he were a neutral observer as they destroy themselves while trying to fulfill their dreams through his factory—Violet is turned permanently blue, Mike ends up ten feet tall, etc.
To me this represents the advertising industry and the culture of consumerism.
Even Charlie can never leave the factory again, at least not until Willy Wonka dies.In the film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, they were written to be played by actors with dwarfism and are portrayed as orange-skinned, green-haired men in . Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Analysis Coldon Viator Prejudice This is a clip that shows how Charlie is being mistreated by Violet because of his social status among the other kids.
(Min. ) Example of stereotypes for wealthy people. Plot Description. The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a American musical fantasy family film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
It is an adaptation of the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Sep 23, · Many theories have gone out, stating that Willy Wonka is making the kids he takes, into CHOCOLATE. I personally, don’t believe it at all. Nov 07, · In WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, reclusive candy mogul Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) comes out of hiding to announce a contest: five golden tickets will be enclosed in candy bars to be sold throughout the world.
Those finding the tickets will receive a lifetime supply of chocolate and a tour of his mysterious factory.5/5.