Fan Theory Explores the True Intention Behind Roald Dahl's Classic Story
Zack Snyder once infamously directed a movie about Superman. Then he did it again, but in the first one he made the bold choice to use obvious imagery and scenes to make the Man of Steel an allegory for Jesus.
Subtlety is Snyder's middle name.
That's as good an indicator as any you need to be careful with your symbolism and metaphors when constructing a story. Too obvious, and your audience will slap themselves in the face for how much it sticks out. Too subtle, and your audience will slap themselves in the face with only half the story told to them.
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" could be the most terrifying place to visit as a child. The movie, based on Roald Dahl's classic novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," tells the tale of an eccentric candy maker that invites five contest-winning children into his factory for a tour. Slowly, one by one, each child is eliminated like an episode of "Survivor" or the movie "Saw" until only one boy remains to ascend with Willy Wonka in a great, glass elevator into the sky as the victor.
Sounds magical enough, until you tear the wrapper off the horror filled center to see this tale for what it truly is.
Read on to discover the theory that unravels the Factory.