Peer pressure in Robert Cormier's The chocolate war
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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.
ContentsLife 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.
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|Series||Social issues in literature.|
-- Chocolate war.
Peer pressure in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Teenagers in literature.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2010
178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171) and index.