This Willy Wonka theory why Violet not Charlie should have won the chocolate factory went viral because it’s just so good
Chances are over the next few weeks you’re going to end up watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (let’s hope, for your sake, it’s not the Johnny Depp one).
And if you do – or even if you don’t – this thread will give you something to think about, a detailed, passionate and beautifully argued piece that says Violet, not Charlie, should have won the chocolate factory.
The theory, originally the work of someone called Evayna on Tumblr, has been gobbled up on Twitter, shared no fewer than 50,000 times as we write this.
See what you make of it yourself.
It was shared on Twitter by this person …
This makes sense and I am shook. pic.twitter.com/z9WqosVDI4
— James Ridgers (@englishguy) December 1, 2018
… and Dara Ó Briain for one was totally convinced.
Yes. God, yes. This is so correct. https://t.co/UAJG2nM5ak
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) December 3, 2018
Not everyone else agreed though. Here are 13 other favourite responses.
This also struck me as odd, in every version. She’s ambitious, she’s competitive and not afraid to open her mouth.
It’s kind of weird how she gets punished for admirable traits and an insatiable curiosity.
Charlie is… Well, kind of dull?
— Alderick van Klaveren (@Amon_Pretender) December 1, 2018
Right but he follows directions, doesn’t go off half cocked like violet and the others. He’s thoughtful, not reckless. The book and the movie are pushing one point hard. Be a good citizen. Don’t think outside the box. Conform. Charlie does that well. He wins because he’s a drone.
— Isaac Teapish (@IsaacTeapish) December 1, 2018
She snatched unfinished candy from wonkas hand and ate it even when wonka told her not to. She then said “I don’t care” and ate it anyway. I don’t know who would see that and then say “you should run my company”
— MrChambers (@MrChambros) December 1, 2018
maybe the moral of the story is actually that life is a lottery and hardly ever fair
— L. ☕️. Ritter (@paniq) December 1, 2018
Another reason she didn’t win is that the book was written in 1964 and Charlie was a boy.
— Pseudonymble (@SouffleOfTheDay) December 1, 2018
Wonka should have left the factory to his workers, instead of deeding them as slaves to Charlie through inheritance laws.
— patrick jf taylor (@zetzertzak) December 1, 2018