Peer pressure in Robert Cormier's The chocolate war

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3553.O653 C477 2010
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3553.O653 C477 2010
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction YA 813.4 PEER
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Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 813.4 PEER
 
 
Summary
Jerry Renault, the protagonist of Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War, finds himself at the center of bullying efforts conducted by his high school's secret society when he refuses to comply with a school-wide chocolate sale. Cormier's 1974 novel remains a popular point of discourse in schools and academia for its effective rendering of peer pressure, bullying, corruption, and individuality. This compelling edition presents essays that examine the treatment of peer pressure in The Chocolate War, discussing such topics as pessimism, high school, activism, and standing against evil. The book also offers contemporary perspectives on modern-day peer pressure, urging readers to compare and contrast the themes of the novel with the issues of the today's world.
Contents
Life of Robert Cormier / Sylvia Patterson Iskander
Chocolate war was inspired by an invent in Cormier's life / Robert Cormier, interviewed by John Cohen
Robert Cormier wrote the chocolate war from his emotions / Robert Cormier, interviewed by Geraldine DeLuca, Roni Natov
Robert Cormier explains his pessimism / Robert Cormier
Cormier broke new ground with honest realistc youn-adult fiction / Patty Campbell
Chocolate war shows the power of peer pressure in high school / Joyce Moss, George Wilson
Chocolate war incites readers to activism / Sylvia Patterson Iskander
Chocolate war is about taking a stand against evil / Patty Campbell
Chocolate war is about changing male roles in the 1960s and 1970s / Yoshida Junko
Chocoalate breaks the taboos of the genre / Anne Scott MacLeod
Desire to be accepted compels people to conform / David Rees
Chocolate war is about the misuse of power / Theodore Weesner
Chocolate war is not realistic / Norma Bagnall
Chocolate war is realistic / Betty Carter, Karen Harris
Chocolate war is too brutal and raw / Fred inglis
Message of the chocolate war is one of despair / Rebecca Lukens
More laws are addressing cyber-bullying / Ashley Surdin
Programs that educate prevent bullying / Gerri Hirshey
Bullying is often motivated by homophobia / Jane Close Conoley
Desire to fit in can be lifelong / Dolores T. Puterbaugh.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Social Issues in Literature series is a gold mine for the high-school or even college student looking for an entry point into an analysis of a classic text. Reprinted articles are broken into three groups: those that focus on the author; those that focus on how the headline issue is exercised within the book itself; and those that expand that issue into contemporary settings. One of the first pieces in Peer Pressure in Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is by Cormier himself, explaining how he adores happy endings even as he finds himself unable to write them. After taking on the novel's famous plot twists, the book moves on to such topics as cyberbullying. Pictures are minimal, but movie stills are used when available. Readable and useful, these books will rescue paper writers everywhere.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Social issues in literature.
Subjects Cormier, Robert. -- Chocolate war.
Peer pressure in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Teenagers in literature.
Publisher Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2010
Contributors Bryfonski, Dedria.
Language English
Description 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171) and index.
ISBN 9780737746204
0737746203
9780737746211 (pbk.)
0737746211
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