Who Is Willy Wonka?
Willy Wonka is a fictitious character created by author Roald Dahl. He appears in two of Dahl’s books: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.”Chocolate MakerAccording to the Dahl books, Willy Wonka is a candy maker who produces the most wonderful chocolates in the world. Although not directly stated, it’s implied that he uses magic or at least mad science to make his chocolates.IsolatedWilly Wonka lives alone in his factory; he’s cut off from human contact. His workers are a race of tiny people known as oompa loompas, the only ones he can trust with his candy-making secrets.HeirsWonka has no heirs to call his own, so he invites five children to his factory with the intent of turning his holdings over to one of them. Four of the children are naughty and come to bad ends in the factory, but Charlie Bucket is a good little boy who inherits the factory.ActorsTwo actors have played Willy Wonka in film versions of the Dahl books. Gene Wilder was Willy