Do you ever say one thing, even though you're feeling something entirely different? Have you ever wanted to say something, but couldn't find the words. Have you ever gotten totally caught up in what a really good speaker was saying and found yourself doing what they want, even though you think it's wrong? If so, you'll probably relate to what's going on in The Chocolate War. This book takes a hard look at how language can be used to manipulate. We also see how one student standing up and saying "No" can threaten a whole corrupt system.
Jerry isn't a good communicator; he rarely says what he means. If he'd been more willing to talk with the other students about why he says "No" to the chocolates, he might have been able to make a real difference at Trinity.