Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Symbols & Objects

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Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket in Dahl's novel represents opportunity and fortune. Only five exist in the world, and so five winners will find them. The ticket itself is made of solid gold and is thus inherently valuable, but its true value lies in its rarity. The fact that no one in the world has been allowed to enter Mr. Wonka's Chocolate Factory since he first closed it off to the public means that the opportunity to enter the factory is one to cherish. Moreover, the ticket's true symbolism is revealed when Charlie finds it hidden inside his chocolate bar. The storekeeper who sold it to him says, "I have a feeling you needed a break like this," (52) showing that the ticket represents the lucky break which so many people need in life, a chance to be given something wonderful in a world that mostly offers us...

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