Essay about The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

1186 Words Aug 12th, 2016 5 Pages
The movies that are remembered and considered good, are the ones that bring people to tears, keep people up with the threat of nightmares, the ones that make you feel empowered or powerful and the ones that leave you thinking about them days and weeks and years after you’ve watched them. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, does just this. Throughout the movie I laughed hysterically, bawled my eyes out and to this day I think about some of the more serious topics addressed in the movie. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is centered around Charlie, a freshman in high school who struggles with mental illness and prior abuse. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about Charlie 's freshman year of high school; early that year he meets Sam, Mary Elizabeth and Patrick, seniors who are getting ready for college and who are “wallflowers,” and embrace and adopt charlie in their group of friends. A wallflower is, “someone who sees and understands, and doesn 't talk about it.” However, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not only about Charlie 's freshman year adventures, but also about coping with the loss of friends and family, how unperfect family is, and the reflection and journey of Charlie 's heart and mind.
Charlie 's story touches and affects all the characters; making for a complex and realistic storyline, as well as lovable (or dislikeable) characters. The charecters, storyline and topics breached are one of the many reasons this movie is excellent.
The characters in The Perks…

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