Definition

thief1 (noun)
1. a person who steals, especially secretly and usually without violence.

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Analysis

What better definition of a spy is there than “knowledge thief?”

From not caring where or how Charlie got a loaf of bread to stealing fizzy lifting drinks to wanting to know the exact limits of what he can tell, Grandpa Joe displays a certain moral ambiguity about other people's property, both physical and intellectual.

If you factor in his more exotic thefts like sponging off his daughter-in-law for twenty years, robbing Charlie of his innocence, and his steadfast insistence that only he can accompany Charlie, it becomes clear that Grandpa Joe is a world-class thief and con-man. He knows how to work the system and the people around him to get exactly what he wants, regardless of the cost to others.

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. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).
  6. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart, US, 100 mins).

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