Study Guide

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

By Roald Dahl

Charlie Bucket

For the main character, Charlie sure doesn't do much. Sure, he's the center of the story at the...

Willy Wonka

The first thing we find out about Willy Wonka is that he is the "greatest inventor and maker of...

Grandpa Joe

Grandpa Joe is ninety-six and a half and still hopping around and chatting his face off. Not your...

Veruca Salt

I want, I want, I want... that's Veruca's motto. Something tells us she didn't want to be thrown...

Violet Beauregarde

Miss Violet Beauregarde likes two things in particular: chewing gum and talking. They don't make...

Augustus Gloop

Before we even meet Augustus Gloop, we know what he's all about. He's described as "enormously...

Mike Teavee

Or should we say, Mike TV? That's mostly all we know about him: he loves television. It's what he...

The Oompa-Loompas

Shmoompa-Loompas. Oops, we mean Oompa-Loompas. The name itself is mysterious, and in fact the...

Mr. and Mrs. Salt

It's pretty clear from the moment we meet them that the Salt family is rich, and that plays a big...

Mr. and Mrs. Beauregarde

The Beauregardes, unlike their chatty daughter, are quite a quiet couple. In fact, they don't...

Mr. and Mrs. Gloop

These parents are just as ridiculous as their name. When we first meet Mrs. Gloop, she's...

Mr. and Mrs. Teavee

Mr. and Mrs. Teavee never make much of a splash. In fact, we don't meet them until the thrilling...

Mr. Bucket

Our resident "toothpaste cap-screwer," (1.12), Mr. Bucket works hard to feed his family. And we...

Mrs. Bucket

Mrs. Bucket is the kind of mother everyone wants. She's loving, caring, attentive, and...

Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina

Have you ever heard of something called a peanut gallery? These three grandparents sure fit the...

The Shopkeeper

Gee, do you think Dahl wants us to know that this guy's fat? Just in case we're sleeping as we...

The Greedy Crowd

Check out the scene in the shop when Charlie finds his Golden Ticket in Chapter 11. Have you ever...

Mr. Fickelgruber, Mr. Prodnose, Mr. Slugworth

We'll bet that when you picked up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the last thing you were...

Prince Pondicherry

Prince Pondicherry, Grandpa Joe tells us, was an Indian prince who once asked Willy Wonka to...

Professor Foulbody

Professor Foulbody is foul indeed. He's "a famous English scientist," who invents a machine that...