The Chocolate War Characters

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Jerry Renault

Jerry Renault is a freshman at Trinity High School. In his locker hangs a poster with the question, “Do I dare disturb the Universe?” by T.S. Eliot. Jerry’s mother died of cancer in the spring and he watches his father drift along in life and makes a resolve not to do the same thing.

During Trinity’s annual chocolate sale Jerry takes a stand and refused to sell them standing up against Brother Leon, The Vigils, and eventually the entire student body. Jerry knows the harassment he is facing has been brought on by his assertion to “disturb the universe” and do his own thing, but he realizes he would rather be true to himself than cave into the pressures of everyone's expectations. This is what he feels his father has done.

But, in the end when he is being taken away in an ambulance...

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