Analysis Of Robert Cormier's Chocolate War

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In “Chocolate War”, Cormier uses interrogative diction and repetitive statements to demonstrate how intimidating Brother Leon is, suggesting that Brother Leon is a very intimidating teacher who likes to tease his students in a not such nice manner. In the middle of the story it states, “Brother Leon whirled around. “Are you perfect, Bailey? All those A’s--that implies perfection. Is that the answer, Bailey?”” (Cormier 43) By asking question after question, the syntax makes the statement more dramatic, causing Bailey and the class to be intimidated. “Brother Leon regarded them pityingly, shaking his head, a sad and dismal smile on his lips.” (Cormier 44) Brother Leon’s knowing diction suggests that he had this all planned

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