Analysis Of The Novel ' Perks Of Being A Wallflower ' Essay example

1558 Words Jun 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Chbosky beautifully illustrates the life of a teenager who struggled from his mental health, family problems and friends. In Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie developed from being altruistic to one who is more independent in their own actions and judgements. His relationship with Sam, being the wallflower of society and his participation in life directed his character transition at the end of the novel. Over the setting of his high school career, he learned so many things and overcomes many challenges that teenagers today can relate to.

The novel begins with flashbacks of Charlie’s experience with his best friend’s suicide in middle school. These would show a bit of Charlie’s personality; which included his selflessness. One that demonstrated this was the scene where he screamed at the guidance counsellor that Michael could have talked to him instead of killing himself out of loneliness. (Chbosky, 5) The story progresses as Charlie enters high school as freshman, beginning his journey of transition. When Charlie first met one of his senior friends; Sam, it was love at first sight. He thought to himself; “she was the first girl I ever wanted to ask on a date someday when I can drive...” (Chbosky, 20) Charlie immediately put her opinions first before his own. For instance, at the beginning of the novel, he had inappropriate dreams and thoughts about her. After hearing about Charlie’s dreams, Sam said “You know you’re too young for me, Charlie.....I don’t want…

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