Perks Of Being A Wallflower Character Analysis

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In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky, influences how teenagers battle with character. He does this through a growing anti-school high school student’s point of view. Charlie is an innocent antisocial freshman who is befriended by a group of high school seniors. Charlie’s new friends expose him to a new world of drugs, love, sexuality, parties, relationships, friendship, and lies. His friends play a huge role in his development. They motivate him to explore a new side of life. He realizes that life needs to be lived and not watched.Charlie’s friends Sam and Patrick invite him to his first house party where he meets new people and is exposed to drugs for the first time. At the party, Charlie realizes he is a normal person and accepted …show more content…
And I started to cry. ” This quote shows that Charlie is now considered as one of Patrick and Sam’s friends. He was very happy about this. Charlie felt like he was normal and accepted for who he was at that moment. Which the quote" if you just be yourself exactly as your are, the right people are going to say yes to you and the right people are going to befriend you and the right people are going to accept you and you can make friends forever." This quote to this movie explains that you should have friends who accept you for who you are and not not what they want you to be. He was so happy that he burst into tears. They made a toast to him. He didn’t understand why but he knew it was special. Though Charlie has made new friends and is accepted by them, he still struggles with protecting others feelings because he is so loyal.All of Charlie’s friends stop speaking to him, after Charlie being focused on being honest rather than protecting the feelings of his friends. He realizes that being honest is not always the best thing but he felt that it was necessary to be truthful to his friends. Charlie feels as if something is wrong with him but he doesn’t know …show more content…
It helped him to think that he was normal. “Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away. ” This tells about how Charlie is aware that he is different. He feels like he is different in a way that no one can understand. He is stressing himself and starts to thinks he’s a bad person, He just wants everything to go back to normal with his friends. Charlie’s friends may not be speaking to him but he cares and will always be there for them no matter what. Charlie and his friends aren’t speaking because of Charlie’s overly honesty but though this misunderstanding with his friends, he still is there for them no matter what. Charlie feels like he should have never kissed Sam. He wants his friends to forgive him even though he was being completely honest by kissing Sam. Charlie accepts Patrick’s advice and gives them space to cool off and hopes that one day everything will go back to normal. “That’s when I got involved. I just couldn’t watch them hurt Patrick even if things weren’t clear just yet. ” The quote shows that Charlie is very protective of his friends. It shows he is a loyal friend no matter

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