MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN
ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
(Immature Morality and Kohlberg's theory)
In Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the chocolate factory we can see through moral development in terms of characters that exist in the story, each character has each moral problem, in the Kohlberg’s theory, moral development divided into three levels, those are preconventional Morality, Conventional Morality, and Postconventional Morality. Well in Roald Dahl Charlie and the chocolate factory some characters shows deviations against Kohlberg's theory, and also shows the development of mental behavior that is not good, or exhibit behaviors that are not mature.
There are five children character In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the chocolate factory, they are: AUGUSTUS GLOOP (A greedy boy), VERUCA SALT (A girl who is spoiled by her parents), VIOLET BEAUREGARDE (A girl who chews gum all day long). MIKE TEAVEE, (A boy who does nothing but watch television), and CHARLIE BUCKE, The hero. But in this paper there only three of the character would be analyzed because the two other have almost the same personality as the other (except Charlie)
Each character (except Charlie) shows the behavior of Immaturity, first is Augustus Gloop when he kneeling on the riverbank even though he should not do that, he ignores the advice given by adults and still do his desire (p. 96) in Kohlberg's theory of morality Preconventional phase 2 should behavior exhibited good behavior is associated with the satisfaction of his own desires and needs even without considering the needs of others, but is not on that the characters august gloop did, he is satisfying his own needs without thinking about the needs of others but he also did not comply with the advice of his parents. Augustus gloop character behavior of, indicating that the phase 1 Preconventional Morality Obedience and punishment orientation, when the august plunged into river sucked to the pipe and boiled, (p. 105) shows that...