Internal Conflicts In Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War

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In Robert Cormier's brutally honest novel "the Chocolate War," Jerry comes home from school and asks his father how his day was, after his father responds with the usual fine, he thinks about what his life may be like in the future. "He hated thinking about his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine- not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything."(9:61) Jerry is scared of ending up like his father, just doing the same thing every day with no excitement. He is having an internal conflict because he is questioning his current life trajectory and what type of person he wants to be. Similarly, in the Curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Marl Haddon and A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the main Characters ,Christopher and Walter, also experience internal conflicts. The authors wish to convey the message that internal conflicts push characters towards the most self-discovery and personal development. In the beginning of the "Chocolate War," After Jerry Renault gets beaten to a pulp at football tryouts, her reflects about his tryout and about his chances of making the team. He thinks to himself, "Know what?... What? I'm going to make the team. Dreamer, dreamer. Not a dream: it's the truth." Even though Jerry…show more content…
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