© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

Poverty Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #10

"Why hasn't he got a coat on in this cold weather?"
"Don't ask me. Maybe he can't afford to buy one."
"Goodness me! He must be freezing!" (13.24-26)

These onlookers seem oddly shocked that Charlie doesn't have enough money to buy a coat, almost as if they haven't heard of anyone being quite so broke. This makes Charlie and his family stick out even more.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement