The Chocolate War Mood Analysis

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The mood of The Chocolate War is very serious and negative, especially in the scene where the author describes Jerry’s mother’s death. Cormier uses a narrator to describe Jerry’s actions and feeling during this scene to make the mood more serious. The narrator states, “Jerry’s mother had died in the spring. They had been staying up with her nights-his father and some of his uncles and aunts and Jerry himself- since her return from the hospital. They came and went in shifts that final week, everyone exhausted and mute with sadness,” to explain the grief that Jerry experienced (Cormier 58). Another example of a pessimistic mood occurs after explaining the death of Jerry’s mother, the author shows the toll it took on Jerry and his father’s

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