The Question and Answer section for The Chocolate War is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm sorry, does this analogy pertain to The Chocolate War? It does not seem at all familiar.
What chapter are you referring to?
I don't think there is any peace. There are dark undercurrents going on in the school. Archie invents ugly and cruel mental punishments - "assignments" - for various members of the student body.