Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chapter 5 Summary
The Golden Tickets
- Needless to say, this is pretty exciting news, and Grandpa Joes asks Mr. Bucket to read what it says in the newspaper.
- We get the article word for word, written as a note from Willy Wonka. It says that he has decided to allow five children into his factory this year. They will see the whole factory and go home with a lifetime supply of chocolate. This is the real deal.
- He says that in order to be one of the lucky five, you have to find a Golden Ticket inside a Wonka candy bar. They could be anywhere in the entire world.
- The whole family has different reactions to this: Grandpa Joe thinks it's a brilliant marketing strategy (he was apparently paying attention in his Economics class); Grandma Josephine feels queasy thinking about all that chocolate. The others are pretty much in shock.
- Grandpa Joe mentions to Charlie how wonderful it would be to find a golden ticket, but Charlie reminds him that he only gets one bar a year so there's no way he'll win.
- Although Grandma Georgina thinks he has just as good a chance as anyone else, Grandpa George is a little more rational: he says that the kids who have more money will get more chocolate and they'll be the ones to find the tickets.
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