The Chocolate War Characters

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Howie Anderson

President of the junior class, Anderson is notable for almost knocking out Carter in an intra mural boxing match. Described as an 'intellectual roughneck', he plays only a tiny part in the novel, yet his appearance in Chapter 21 is significant for his refusal to agree to Richy Rondell's suggestion of a class boycott in support of Jerry. Howie says, "No, Richy. This is the age of do your own thing. Let everybody do his thing. If a kid wants to sell, let him. If he doesn't, the same thing applies."

Danny Arcangelo

One of the characters in Chapter 21 who, in private, expresses sympathy for Jerry's stand. (Danny is in conversation with Kevin Chartier.) By extension he is being criticized for their failure to translate this into public support.

Ellen Barrett

A girl Jerry looks forward to seeing at the bus stop. Jerry's hopes of dating her are...

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