The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Charlie Analysis

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Stephen Chbosky’s first book follows the story of fiftteen year old Charlie, who, at the start of the novel, is incapable of forming relationships and being interactive with others. Throughout the book, he has to overcome many obstacles and attempts to find his place in the world. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a young adult novel, told in the form of letters, that Charlie has written to the reader. It is coming of-age story in which the reader’s eyes are opened to the world of growing up, and the problems that go along with it. In the novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie's interactions with his newly acquainted friends aid him in his ambition to partake in life and become more social.
Charlie’s main goal to himself in his freshman
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This journalistic conveying of events is paralleled by his description of the Secret Santa celebration he enjoys with his friends. Charlie clearly feels a deeper connection with Sam and Patrick, and even the larger circle of friends that includes Mary Elizabeth and Bob, than he does with his family. With this circle, he feels accepted in a new way, and this feeling compels him to extend himself slightly more than he has in the past. He shares a poem with everyone and has purchased or made a gift for everyone, not just Patrick, whose name he had drawn for the Secret Santa exchange (Dominic).
Charlie needs his friends, and should not be discouraged because they smoke pot. They are just a group of kids trying to find a place in the
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Essentially, all of the credit should be given to Sam and Patrick. They were able to break open Charlie’s secluded shell, and allowed him to be himself. He can communicate, relate, and have fun with the people around him, which exemplifies a major step in his development as a character compared to the beginning of the book. In the final few pages, Charlie informs the reader that he is well and no longer afraid to start his sophomore year of high school. Although he will miss Sam and Patrick while they are away at college, he will be able to survive without them and is in a good place (Chbosky

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