Grandpa Joe was an asshole. In both versions of the tale, it is very clear who is number one in Grandpa Joe’s mind. He decides he must accompany Charlie to the chocolate factory. In the movie, he actually speaks of the ticket as though he, not Charlie, was the winner.”I’ve got a golden ticket.”
He considers eating everything a viable option. He doesn’t pause to consider that others might be hungry. He puts his immediate desire for fizzy lifting drinks ahead of Charlie’s lifetime supply of chocolate, and convinces Charlie to break the rules and drink the fizzy lifting drink!
In the very beginning, Grandpa Joe lays comfortably in a bed with his wife and the elders of the family instead of helping the family financially or domestically at home. He sees his daughter working long hours in a run down laundry house, and poor Charlie delivering newspapers to help his mother make ends meet. The only motivation for this jackass to get out of bed is to go to a chocolate factory. As far as he is concerned a loaf of bread is a banquet and he has every right to smoke tobacco from his pipe while the family starves…
Finally the final point that demonstrates what a evil man this senior citizen really is, is this: When Willy Wonka yells at Charlie and tells him that he gets nothing, due to the fact that he stole fizzy lifting drinks, Grandpa Joe’s immediate reaction is to avoid an apology, and try to convince Charlie to sell the everlasting gobbstopper to Mr. Sluggworth . Good thing that Charlie did not listen to his irresponsible grandfather and decides to return the gobbstopper instead. This is an awful man people.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
- Henry Scott Holland
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