Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Film Analysis

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Background of Choosing the Topic
In every movie or novel, there will be different aspects, whether that will be identified by the readers or the critics. Aspects from cultural, politic even religion often emerge in a novel and the readers itself fail to realize that there are several hidden aspects that also contributes in forming a movie. In this case, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is one of them. Children 's literature specifically from Roald Dahl have been adapted to book and movie have received responses from people all over the world. According to Brotherson (2009), a survey conducted by National Education Associations between the years 1999 to 2000 reported that Roald Dahl 's books were among the kids ' top 100 books. Dahl has
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Thus, his writing of children 's books usually met with critical responses also and according to West (1988) and Szuber (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, although being much loved by the children, came under attack for being racist through the characters of the Oompa Loompas (West, 1988). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had depicted one of their characters with the different skin tone that have a correlation with the specific racial, Oompa-Loompas are portrayed by Roald Dahl in 1964 as black pygmy people from Africa. Political activism at that time was really strict and also to avoid the criticism of Dahl 's book, the Mel Stuarts 's movie Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971) redesigns the Oompa-Loompas with orange skin and green hair. In 1973, Oompa-Loompas are white and in the recent movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) by Tim Burton, Oompa-Loompas are Brown Indian-American. This research will analyze the Oompa-Loompas and their changing depictions through the novel and movie from 1964-2005 to explore racial discrimination issue subjected to Roald Dahl as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author.

Research Question
In order to investigate the racial discrimination toward Oompa-Loompa reflected in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this paper summarized the research question about the form/acts of racial discrimination and slave labor toward Oompa-Loompas seen in the novel and movie and the urge for changing the racial depictions and
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Scoop of the Study
This paper analyzes the racial discrimination and slave labor in the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory novel and movie. This paper also discovers the discrimination through an observation on the action, sentence, and behavior from Oompa-Loompas and the other characters from the movie and novel. Moreover, this research also cover the acts of changing the racial depictions from Roald Dahl.

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