© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka Timeline and Summary
Willy Wonka's marvelous chocolate factory was in working order until he found out that the other chocolatiers around had sent in spies. He shut his factory down for months; suddenly it re-opened, but no one came in or out. One day, he issues a memo that he will allow five children into his factory to tour it if they find the Golden tickets in his chocolate bars. Mr. Wonka shows the children the factory including all his inventions. He introduces them to his workers, the Oompa-Loompas, who he saved from their terrible lives in Loompaland. He watches as four of the five children get into trouble, messing up his inventions. The bad ones have to leave the tour immediately. When only Charlie Bucket is left, Mr. Wonka tells him that he will be giving the chocolate factory to him to take over when he's old. He goes with Charlie and Grandpa Joe to fetch Charlie's family and takes them all back to his factory to live.