The Chocolate War Setting & Symbolism

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Football Goal Posts

At the beginning of the novel, Archie and Obie are watching football practice and listing names for assignments. Obie recognizes that the football goal posts look like crucifixes.

The Poster

In Jerry’s locker is a poster of a man walking on the beach with the question, “Do I dare disturb the universe?” written across the top. This question by T.S. Eliot becomes Jerry’s mantra.

The Vigils

The Vigils are Trinity High School’s secret society.

Assignments

Assignments are given to different Trinity boys by Archie Costello, the Assigner.

Football

After Jerry’s mother dies, he chooses to focus on football, even though initially he wasn’t very good.

The Chocolate Sale

The chocolate sale is Trinity’s annual fundraiser.

Trinity High School

Trinity High School is an all-boys Catholic school.

School Spirit

Brother Leon accuses anyone of not selling chocolates as not...

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