The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Essay

838 Words Jun 7th, 2015 4 Pages
The movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower could be seen just as a story about surviving high school. Charlie, is counting down the days until he graduates. Charlie is an introvert; on the first day of school he had not made any friends. Charlie meets seniors, Sam and Patrick, step-siblings, at a high school football game; they become inseparable. Charlie opens up to his new friends about being hospitalized after his best friend committed suicide the year before. During the school year Charlie becomes close friends with Sam and Patrick’s group of friends, until he made a mistake that would cause his friends to stop talking to him. After losing his friendships, Charlie writes “things are getting bad again”, referring to his mental health. He begins to have more flashbacks. His friendships are then reunited after sticking up for Patrick, when he was being bullied by players of the football team. Charlie then becomes more stable, until his friends go away to college; he then has another breakdown and is hospitalized after having another flashback from his childhood. The movie is about more than surviving high school. It is a story of companionship among friends and the support they provide through tough times that may arise.
The first example of support shown in The Perks of Being a Wallflower is when Sam finds out Charlie had a best friend the previous year. Sam and Patrick had invited Charlie to a party after the high school football game. Sam and Charlie were making a…

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