Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Poverty Quotes Page 4
How we cite our quotes:
"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.