Archie is watching the mayhem from the doorway of the classroom and feels like it is one of the best assignments yet and will be remembered by the students of Trinity for many years to come. He schedules a student-only assembly to raffle off the tickets. Low budget with big emotions and some brutally funny, painful, and original. Leon no longer has to do roll call to find out how many boxes the boys have sold because the money is coming in steadily now, but he does anyway just for the satisfaction. The Black Box: The black box symbolizes checks on power. Archie wants to get back at Jerry and get something out of all the work he put into the chocolate sale. GradeSaver, 11 June 2008 Web.
Archie looks surprised, and Obie is content. Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils, still has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. They set a plan in motion. While at home Jerry starts to get phone calls that are nothing more than maniacal laughing, even into the middle of the night. Kevin Chartier and Danny Arcangelo are having a hard time selling chocolates.
He manipulates the class into siding with him before telling them it was all a joke and that Bailey should be commended and the students condemned for allowing it to happen. Archie alludes that Emile may be a Vigil soon, which Emile hopes for so he no longer has to worry about the picture. Trinity's vice-principal, Brother Leon, has recently become acting headmaster and overextends his rising ambition by committing Trinity to selling double the previous year's amount of chocolates during an annual fundraising event, quietly enlisting the support of Archie Costello, the genesis and leader behind The Vigils: the school's cruelly manipulative of student pranksters. Jerry has a broken jaw and possibly some internal injuries. Now we're in Brother Eugene's classroom, watching all of the screw-less furniture fall to pieces. The coach wants to see how much he can handle.
First published in 1974, it was adapted into a film in 1988. Hopefully, this analysis of The Chocolate War has you feeling better than Jerry does at the end of the novel. Every year Trinity hosts the Chocolate Sale fundraiser; but this year Brother Leon purchased in advance twice as much chocolate as last year. We can make your life sad. In chapter nine, Jerry thinks about his mother's death, and how cruelly the disease ravaged her body.
Before he leaves he tells his best friend to go along with whatever Trinity and The Vigils want him to do in the future, or he may end up like him. Carter has been bringing in money to Brian and, for some reason, marks sales on the roster for boys who Brian knows are not selling, like he wants it to seem as though every Trinity boy has met their quota. GradeSaver, 11 June 2008 Web. The lights go out again, and Archie and Obie leave. The Goober realizes when he gets to the bus stop that Ellen Barrett is not there.
He could hear voices outside the house calling his name and soon the janitor of the building showed up and threatened to call the police if they did not go away. It has been days since Leon even looked at the numbers, but Brian knows he is set to show up at any minute to check on the progress, and he is going to be furious. Obie sees Archie looking quite amused out in the hallway, and he wishes that he could get revenge on him somehow. In this 1985 sequel to The Chocolate War, it is early spring and Jerry Renault has returned to the New England town of Monument after recuperating with relatives in Canada. Obie notices that Brother Leon has been watching the entire thing and did nothing to stop it. Both Archie and Leon are threatened by Jerry's defiance, feeling that they will both be destroyed if the chocolate sale fails.
Then, after football practice, Jerry finds a note on his locker, summoning him to The Vigils' secret hideout, a supply closet behind the gym. A giggling anonymous caller is ringing his phone off the hook. By continuing to refuse the chocolates, Jerry is undermining The Vigils' power. The boys are told that they must sell fifty boxes apiece, twice as many as last year, at double the price. Brian finds this strange and deliberate because there is almost no chance of every single box remaining accounted for; none were lost, stolen, or damaged. On the football field, Jerry gets the idea to take Carter to the ground during a play; he carries it out and feels very satisfied with himself.
The incident fills Goober with guilt, and he begins to become disenchanted with Trinity. He feels like perhaps football could help him and he begins to think about George Bailey. A new student, a transfer from Cape Cod named Ray Bannister, has kept to himself, practicing magic tricks, including the construction of a trick guillotine. He was to refuse to take chocolates for ten days. As the chalkboard falls down behind Brother Eugene, he is shocked and Archie is amused, though Brother Leon comes up behind him and is furious because he is sure that Archie is responsible despite his denial. The students run off, and Archie heads to the utility room to see what happened. Brother Leon knows that Archie is the one responsible for this, and he allows the violence against Jerry to continue.
Janza is much stronger, and his punches have much more staying power even though Jerry lands a good hit of his own. He cannot even find The Goober, which would make him feel better. The Vigils don't want to be on Leon's bad side. In the storage, shed behind the gym Jerry meets with the Vigils including Archie, Obie, and Carter. Jerry wants very much to make the team, perhaps partially because he has recently lost his mother to cancer. Archie tells The Goober that it is not personally but tradition, and The Goober says that he knows.
With that being said, the situations Cormier brings to light that adolescence go through are non gender discriminant. It is a raw, emotional book, full of realistic and sometimes graphic detail. They are calling him at all hours of the day and night, and then hanging up. He calls an assembly for all of the school to attend and creates posters for each boy to keep track of how many boxes he sells. Obie is disgusted with Archie and tells him that he hopes one day Archie will get what he deserves. Jerry runs with the ball and sees Carter coming at him, but Carter is tackled by Adamo.