C&TCF Question #13: Favorites?

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C&TCF Question #13: Favorites?

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:09 am

Which character, other than Willy Wonda or Charlie Bucket, did you like the most? The least?

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Unread postby es » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:31 am

grandpa joe(i think thats his name,charlies grandpa)
so hopefull and once up on his feet happy and thankfull as a child,who wouldnt want a grandpa like that.

least favorite,forget the name the girl with i want a squirl i want it now,i hate that behaviour,not only greedy but unpolite no respect all the things i think are so important for a child to have,
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Unread postby deppraved » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:33 am

There's something about Grandpa Joe, he's like a little kid trapped in an old man's body, and that is why he is my fave character of the whole book, actually.
and I'd say the one I detest the most is the spoiled, manipulative Veruca Salt. Wanting a trained squirrel, can you imagine-out with the garbage, that's good enough for her!

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Unread postby deppraved » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:35 am

es wrote:grandpa joe(i think thats his name,charlies grandpa)
so hopefull and once up on his feet happy and thankfull as a child,who wouldnt want a grandpa like that.

least favorite,forget the name the girl with i want a squirl i want it now,i hate that behaviour,not only greedy but unpolite no respect all the things i think are so important for a child to have,
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great minds think alike, es?

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Unread postby es » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:38 am

deppraved wrote:
es wrote:grandpa joe(i think thats his name,charlies grandpa)
so hopefull and once up on his feet happy and thankfull as a child,who wouldnt want a grandpa like that.

least favorite,forget the name the girl with i want a squirl i want it now,i hate that behaviour,not only greedy but unpolite no respect all the things i think are so important for a child to have,
greets,
es

great minds think alike, es?

yes,thanks for reminding the name of that girl,funny curious about the others their opinion it would be weird when we all have the same fav and dislike he,greets,
es

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Unread postby Liz » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:43 am

Well, I have to agree with you, es and Deppraved. Grandpa Joe is my favorite. He's got such enthusiasm, and knows how to tell a story. And Veruca Salt is a little brat.
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Unread postby deppraved » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:14 am

Augustus Gloop is a close second in the love to hate department.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:26 am

I liked Grandpa Joe too. He is definitely in touch with his inner child! :bounce: I also liked the oompa-loopas just for the sheer fantasy of them and I think they serve as the Greek Chorus as it were, telling the morality behind each story. All of the misbehaving children were annoying, of course as they were meant to be, but I have to say the parents that gave in to them were just as bad!
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Unread postby deppraved » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:37 am

Ah, yes as some of us know, parenting is a tough gig. Discipline is not fun, for me at least. But one must administer it, and model self-discipline.

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Unread postby suec » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:48 pm

Grandpa Joe, I liked, for his kindness and sense of spirit. I couldn't stand any of the brats but probably disliked Veruca the most. She was horrible, maybe because her selfishness seemed to affect others more. (But then, Violet was pretty vile too, enjoying destroying other people's property.) I loved WW's response when he pointed out what Veruca's name meant. But then I also loved the way he responded to Mike as well. You just KNEW they'd met their match. Tee hee!
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Unread postby gilly » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:18 am

I like the ooompa-loompas,because of their hilarious songs.Who wouldn't want to have whangdoodles,hornswogglers and snozzwangers as pets.Well,maybe not :capnjack:

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:51 am

gilly wrote: I like the ooompa-loompas,because of their hilarious songs.Who wouldn't want to have whangdoodles,hornswogglers and snozzwangers as pets.Well,maybe not :capnjack:


Reminds me of the imagination of Dr. Seuss.
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:45 am

Back to Veruca Salt, my least favorite.....

Didn't she remind you of Angelica from the Rugrats?
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Unread postby Gypsylee » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:03 pm

I haven't been involved in this discussion too much........sorry about that. I do try to read the questions and posts though.

On this question though, it's easy for me........HA! I need easy questions!

I loved Grandpa Joe. Just like someone else mentioned, he seems like a young person stuck in an old body. This was a comment my own grandmother made to me years ago. She was 95 and felt like a young person stuck on an old body. I had never thought of that before.

I also couldn't handle Veruca Salt. Had to laugh at the name because a verruca is a wart. Anyway.......what a spoiled brat. :yuck2:

Love the collage Liz!
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