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Rupert Salt in 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rupert Salt in 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rupert Salt (as called in the 2005 film), known as Henry Salt in the 1971 film, is referred to by her as "Daddy" in all versions of the story. Rupert's solution to most problems of his daughter Veruca is to buy his way out of them. He is depicted as a member of the upper classes and usually seen with a British accent. (But this accent is not necessary—just make sure Veruca and Rupert sound like they hail from the same place, i.e. France, America, Japan, etc.)

Salt is very servile and does whatever his daughter says.

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Early Life[]

Rupert was born and raised in England. As a young man, he founded a business which was known for selling nuts, which managed him to became wealthy due to his hard work. He bought a large mansion and eventually married Angina Salt. They had a daughter named Veruca Salt, whom he and his wife pampered and gave her everything she wanted, from dresses and other clothes to jewelry and ponies. However, she rarely (if ever) thanked her parents (audibly at the very least). This would be her undoing.

His daughter’s final demand is that she wants a flying glass elevator, after seeing Mr. Wonka's contraption soaring in the sky, high above the building. However, instead of cheerfully catering to Veruca’s demands like before, as he had been reformed by the Oompa Loompas (who he felt had taught him a very good parenting lesson), Rupert tells Veruca sternly and firmly that the only thing she will be getting that day “is a bath, and that’s final”. Not only did he change his opinion of Veruca, but he also changed his ways of disciplining her by realizing that both he and his wife had been constantly spoiling her. When she speaks up, he glares at her. Although Rupert knows that Veruca wants a flying glass elevator anyway, he proves that his new opinion of his daughter is serious.

Behind the Scenes[]

In the 1971 film, he was named Henry Salt. He and Sam Beauregarde act friendly towards each other during the boat ride, unlike the rivalry their daughters have; this implies that Henry has found a potential business partner. In the 2005 movie, after the ordeal with his daughter in the Nut Sorting Room, he becomes a stricter father by denying his "princess" a flying glass elevator, instead responding that the only thing she will be getting that day "is a bath, and that's final".

In the 2005 film, he also seems to show contempt for American English, seen during a scene with Mr. Teavee.

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Characters

Augustus Gloop · Veruca Salt · Charlie Bucket · Willy Wonka · Grandpa Joe · Grandma Josephine · Grandpa George · Grandma Georgina · Hellen Bucket · Mr. Bucket · Angina Salt · Rupert Salt · Mrs. Gloop · Mr. Gloop · Violet Beauregarde · Scarlett Beauregarde · Sam Beauregarde · Mike Teavee · Norman Teavee · Mrs. Teavee · Reporters · Oompa Loompas

Locations in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Glass Elevator · Willy Wonka's yacht · Chocolate Room · Marshmallow Room · Factory Gates · Fudge Room · Chocolate River · Storeroom Number 54 · Cream Room · Whip Room · Bean Room · Inventing Room · Gum Machine · Edible Marshmallow Pillows Room · Lickable Wallpaper Room · Hot Ice Creams Room · Cows that give Chocolate Milk Room · Fizzy Lifting Drink · Square Candies that look round Room · Nut Room · Television Room

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 video game) · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1985 video game) · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film)

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