Emile, who also wants to be a Vigil, tells Archie he'll do anything to get the picture back. Setting and Mood: The setting of the novel establishes an ominous mood. Within this bastion of uniformity is a young man named Jerry who chooses to try and stand against the powers that are within the school. Chapter 19: Jerry wakes up feeling like he has a hangover. Jerry refuses the chocolates one more time and feels sadness and loneliness. Basically, Carter will draw a raffle ticket and read what the owner has written.
Later, Archie and Obie discuss the events. A few of the Vigils show up to help him. We cut to Jerry, who is in Brother Leon's homeroom. They accept the status quo and fear going against it. He has become a bit of a hero with some of the students who congratulate him on his defiance of Brother Leon.
The Chocolate War probably isn't going to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Typically, the protagonist prevails and the antagonist suffers: the good guy wins and the bad guy loses. By showing Jerry as the only courageous one in the novel Cormier outlines a bigger societal issue; most people are not courageous. They intervene only when necessary. He's also afraid his involvement will be discovered and that he'll be punished. However, Jerry continues to refuse to sell the chocolates, and, in doing so, he disturbs the universe. Archie, listening from his seat, recalls that when he told The Vigils that they had to participate fully in the sale he had been greeted with skepticism and resistance.
About Beyond the Chocolate War The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is past history. Carter did insist, though, that Archie be made to pull from the box twice—once for Renault, and once for Janza. Soon, Archie learns that Brother Leon, the sadistic teacher, has ordered twice as many chocolates as last year, and he wants Archie and the Vigils to make sure they get sold as part of the school fundraiser. Values that could have saved disasters such as Enron. The sales have actually been done by a gang the Vigils have recruited and credit has been given to others. He has never chosen black.
Ultimately, Archie enlists the school bully Emile Janza to beat up Jerry just outside the school, but, even in the aftermath, Jerry maintains his defiant nonconformity. Leon regularly wields the pointer both as an object of expression and a weapon. Obie must stay and write down the names and assignments. The sadistic headmaster, Brother Leon, and 'The Vigils', a viscious gang of school thugs, make Jerry's life hell when he decides he won't be pushed around anymore. Chapter 35: Archie calls Jerry and tells him about a raffle and a chance for him to end the misery by fighting Emile at the football field in the boxing ring. Archie promises Emile that he can earn the picture in the future, foreshadowing Janza's upcoming role in a Vigils' assignment. The outcome of this novel is unusual.
Students have written in the name of the person they want to get hit, and how they want that person to get hit. Archie reaches into the box and pulls out a white marble, quickly. Two individuals mentioned are Jerry, assigned to chocolates, and Jerry's friend Roland Goubert. Trinity's vice-principal, Brother Leon, has recently become acting headmaster and overextends his rising ambition by committing Trinity to selling double the previous year's amount of chocolates during an annual fundraising event, quietly enlisting the support of Archie Costello, the genesis and leader behind The Vigils: the school's cruelly manipulative of student pranksters. Although he and Obie are part of the same group, The Vigils, they do not appear to be close friends. Bailey repeatedly denies the charge, and Leon continues to badger him.
Archie gives him this assignment despite the fact that Archie told Brother Leon, the teacher in charge of the sale, that he and The Vigils would support the sale and make sure it is a success. Meanwhile, taking advantage of the Trinity School headmaster's illness and convalescence, the corrupt Brother Leon hopes to take over the position by gaining attention with a formidable fund raising effort. The lights go out, but not before Obie sees Brother Leon watching from outside--Archie tipped off Leon, thinking he would enjoy the fight. He has to go to Room Nineteen, Brother Eugene's classroom, and unscrew all the screws in all the furniture, so that when you touch it, everything falls apart. Archie glories in the 37-second room dismantling.
Archie is mad but agrees. The bleachers also needed attention—they sagged, peeling paint like leprosy on the benches. Later, , the acting headmaster of Trinity, calls Archie to his office and conspires with him to recruit The Vigils to help with the annual school chocolate sale. Jerry probably hates all chocolate by this point in the novel. Of course, not everybody is a fan.
But Obie has some plans of his own. Emile brought some friends with him to hurt Jerry as well. Chapter 39: Obie tells Archie that someday he will get his. In The Chocolate War, the climax takes place in the boxing ring constructed by Archie. It is apprent that Leon finds great delight in humiliating students. Making the football team is obviously very important to Jerry. Archie and The Vigils now demand Jerry sell chocolates, but the following day he still refuses with the T.