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Biblical References in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Transcript of Biblical References in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Biblical References in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Biblical References in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Contents
1. Seven Deadly Sins
2. Allegory of Heaven
-God vs Satan
-Concept of Redemption
3. Conclusion
Allegory of Heaven
-Only the repented are allowed to enter
-Charlie describes as "the most wonderful place in the world"
-Charlie gets to stay In the wonderful, happy chocolate factory for eternity.
-Paradise, fruitful, nearly perfect, considered a reward
-Only fortunate few allowed through its gates
The Seven Deadly Sins within Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"The Seven Deadly Sins are list of rebellious tendencies that afflict fallen humanity, as classified by traditional orthodox Christianity."

Religionfacts.com
Greed
Veruca Salt

The desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual.
“Where’s my Golden Ticket! I want my Golden Ticket!" (Dahl 25)
Pride
Violet Beauregarde
Excess belief in ones own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God.
"I'm the world record holder in chewing gum. I'm not afraid of anything!" (Dahl 95)
Sloth
Mike Teavee
The avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
“He was seated before an enormous television set, with his eyes glued to the screen, and he was watching a film in which one bunch of gangsters was shooting up another…” (Dahl 33).

Lust
Charlie Bucket
Inordinate desire craving for the pleasures of the body
Mother! Look! I've got it! Look, Mother, look! The last Golden Ticket! It's mine! ...IT'S THE FIFTH GOLDEN TICKET, MOTHER, AND I'VE FOUND IT!" (Dahl 47)
Gluttony
Augustus Gloop
Inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires
“He eats so many candy bars a day that it was almost impossible for him not to find one. Eating is his hobby…” (Dahl 22)
God
-Wonka is God
-Created world of wonder not of this earth
-Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it in dew, cover it in chocolate
and a miracle or two?
The candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good... Any the world tastes good because the candy man thinks it should

Heaven and the Concept of Redemption
-The souls of sinners cannot enter heaven
-"For all who have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
-Whoever chooses to turn back to God will receive his mercy
-"Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child has by no means to enter it" Mark 10:15
Conclusion
"Therefore, if it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to the did not for in because of their disobedience" Hebrews 4:6
-God tells us out limits, if we chose to disregard them, we will get in trouble.
-We have to make our own choices in life
Satan
-Slugworth represents Satan
-Fallen Angel sent to tempt peoples fate
-"Think what this money could do for your family...You'll never have to worry again."
-"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2Corinthians 11:14)
Envy
Grandpa Joe
The desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation
"you cant help but be envious"
Wrath
Willy Wonka
Wrath is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury.
"You stole the Fizzy Lifting Drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!
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