Definition

hard-hearted1 (noun)
1. Feeling no pity or kindness; intolerant.

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Analysis

Throughout the story, Grandpa Joe displays a near complete lack of concern about anyone else. He is sympathetic only to Charlie. When the other children begin to have accidents, he doesn't seem to care.

He is unmoved by beauty, thinking only of his stomach. He makes comments which are callous in the extreme and do little or nothing to comfort the others around him.

In short, he is cold and emotionless. The exact sort of ruthless bastard you'd want to have work for you as a spy.

Footnotes and Sources

  1. Arbor Media, Inc., AllWords.Com.
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  2. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).
  3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).
  4. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).
  5. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (New York: Puffin Books, 1998) p. 56
  6. Dahl, pp. 74-78
  7. Dahl, p. 116
  8. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).
  9. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).

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