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The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes and they all do except for Jerry Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils a school gang At first thats what he planned to do but as the 10 days went on Jerry started to feel control over his life and decided to continue not to sell By doing so Jerry disobeyed the Vigils and made them look like a bunch of foolsJerry is a fourteen year old freshman at Trinity He is 59 and 145 pounds He plays football for the school team His mother just recently died of cancer and he lives alone with his father While dealing with his mothers death Jerry felt that he had absolutely no power or control over his life that is until he stood up to the Vigils by refusing to sell chocolates Archie is a part of the Vigils He plays the role of the assignor For this job he has to select students and give them assignments In this case He assigned Jerry the duty of not selling chocolates for 10 days Archie is a very powerful and manipulative person and he can turn someone against another in the blink of an eye Just like when Jerry prolonged his assignment In the following paragraphs it will be showed how Archie turned Jerry from a hero to an outcast and finally to a victimJerry became a hero to all in Trinity A hero by definition being a man or boy admired for his bravery great deeds or noble qualities In this case they looked up to him for his bravery to stand up to Brother Leon and refuse to
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