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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory What's Up With the Title?

By Roald Dahl

What's Up With the Title?

Dahl sure doesn't make us reach too far for this one. This is a story about a boy named Charlie who visits – you guessed it – a chocolate factory. What makes this such a great title is the slight change Dahl makes to it in order to title the last chapter of the book: "Charlie's Chocolate Factory." So now a book about Charlie and a chocolate factory becomes a book about a chocolate factory owned by Charlie. Congratulations, Charlie! You're the envy of all kids everywhere. We couldn't be happier for you – as long as you let us visit.