Characterization Of Charlie In Nothing By Alice Walker

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In the past entire charlie's has been talking about his family. He is a freshman in high school with a few emotional problems. His friend killed himself. With having this experience he becomes a “wallflower”. His sister had an abusive boyfriend, his partners are happy, and his brother is away at college playing football. He meets a kid named “nothing” in shop class. This is the first interest charlie has show in another person. I feel as the book progresses Charlie and “Nothing” will become friends.

Charlie is experiencing high school more with the help of Sam and Patrick (Nothing) as his friends. He went to a party and got stoned. Never being stoned charlie felt happy but guilty at the same time. Sam comforting him made charlie feel loved.
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He is attending the Rocky Horror Picture Show and sees Sam dressed up as Janet. He has feelings of love but these start to get stepped on by the older love interest of Sam, Craig. Charlie says that he hopes Sams starts to lose feelings towards Craig. With charlie having these feelings i think that some problems may start up in the future.

I've now come to a conclusion that Charlie may have a mental illness. He gives off all the signs of anxiety disorder. He's very quiet, does not find appeal in attention, and gets very nervous when he is tasked with something new. If he does have anxiety then it would bring his character more meaning. Rather then him just being shy it would explain a lot of his actions in the book.

Family can be an issue for all of us. Charlie starts talking about family gatherings. His parents tend to get along but when going to Charlie's mom side, his dad becomes quiet and distant. Their grandfather is always the one to start up trouble, but this holiday as charlie describes is different. Everyone gathers to watch his older brother play college football. It was recorded but even the ones who already saw it were excited. His whole family acted different. That made me think that if one thing that is so important to us can change other people's feelings as
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He was the quiet kid that experienced a heart breaking event to someone who is more open and become a listener. Even when Reading his injuries you can tell that his grammar and sentence structure started to improve. With Charlie having the friends such as Patrick and Sam it help to have a different view on life. He is no longer a quiet "wallflower" he is this normal person with a group of friends that loves him. He still has the view of quiet yet it's in a different form. Not so verbally but more in his outward expression. I feel Charlie if the book had continued into more books would fall further and love for Sam and continue to grow upon the friendships he's

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