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.