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Peer pressure plays a major factor in Robert Cormiers book The Chocolate War Peer pressure makes decisions determines the outcome of conflicts and often puts people in places they do not want to be in Peer pressure is a big factor in The Chocolate War A chocolate sale every year is tradition at Trinity High School and the Headmaster is often the person who puts it on but this year he is sick so he issues a sale Brother Leon puts on the sale for Trinity but he has a few changes First he spends too much of the schools money buying the chocolates Second the chocolates are being sold for twice the amount of money they were the year before Lastly there are twice as many chocolates to be sold than the previous year Leon goes to the Vigils for help The Vigils are the most powerful organization in Trinity and students look up to them Archie Costello of the Vigils gives assignments to students and they have to do them because he is powerful Leon pulls Archie aside and tells him about the power he and the Vigils had in the school The kid was quick to comply and Archie was pleased with his submissiveness I am Archie My wish becomes command 239 Archie and the Vigils pitch in and do their part The only problem is one freshman will not accept the chocolates Jerry Renault is a freshman at Trinity and he refuses to sell the chocolates He does this because the Vigils give him an assignment to refuse to sell the chocolates for ten days and then accept them After a few days word spreads of this and others stop selling chocolates and the school is losing money I heard Brother Jacques saying that Leon was abusing his power of attorney That hed overextended the schools finances 162 Leon pressured Archie and the Vigils to help boost the sales
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