As soon as Dahl introduces Charlie to the reader, he is tapping into the young readers anxieties by opening their imagination. He uses the real life possibility of becoming very poor, like Charlie, to tell children “real life is not all sunny” and sometimes there are some misfortunes in life that one has to face. Dahl introduces Charlie to the reader as a very poor child who is living with “six grownups…in a small wooden house on the edge of a great town” where “life was extremely uncomfortable” because they were “far too poor” (Dahl, 4-5)...
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...ent in their life, such as understanding problems related to death, poverty, misfortunes, and other anxieties that they don’t know how to handle. Charlie is able to help them through letting them know that even if bad things can happen, there can always be a victorious side afterwards. Letting young readers learn from this, for future experiences that they will be facing. Those reasons are what make Charlie Bucket a great role model for young readers, and what motivates them to keep fighting against any challenges in their life.
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