© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS: Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  

by Roald Dahl

 Table of Contents

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poverty Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

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
Noodle's College Search
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement