The Chocolate War

Emile Janza is represented as an "animal." Do you detect any recognizable psychological problems that might explain Emile's cruelty?

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It may be Emile Janza's inability to understand himself that inspires such cruelty towards others. He appears to be a truly disturbed individual - a sadist, in fact - who derives sexual pleasure from hurting other people. He is the most physically cruel person in the novel, but he is not as deliberately calculating or evil as Archie.


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