The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Analysis

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Wallflower: A person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party. Charlie is a wallflower and his friends recognize that too. According to Charlie’s friend Patrick, “He’s a wallflower… You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand” (Chbosky 37). In the book The Perks of being a wallflower Charlie the main character is more of an outcast than a lot of teenagers who are in high school. He’s a individual who needs someone to tell him and show him how to ‘participate’. So what does it mean to be a Wallflower? That’s what we're going to be figuring out. Charlie goes throughout his day’s normally just like everyone else, there’s just some things he does in those days or doesn't do that makes him…show more content…
There is also the way he thinks of things, a little more deeper than some people might. “I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning” (Chbosky 94). This quote really shows how Charlie thinks, how he gets into these moods and how he isn’t sure how to get out of them. It also shows his quietness too, the way he acts when he gets into these moods. Additionally, another quote that shows how Charlie thinks could be, “It’s kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes I can do that, but I don’t need an hour in front of the mirror. It happens very fast, and things start to slip away. And I just open my eyes, and I see something, but I can’t. It doesn’t happen all of the time, but when it does, it scares me” (Chbosky 74). This rarely happens to most of society. Most people don’t think this way, they don’t stand in the front of the mirror and have trouble seeing or thinking of themselves. This is part of being a wallflower and how it corresponds with…show more content…
Charlie goes along and sees things. He sees his family acting weird towards him, he sees his sister being bullied by her boyfriend, he sees when his friends are personally hurting. He just doesn’t actually know how to handle these conditions. “I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other” (Chbosky 56). Furthermore this is something he can see, he sits with his whole family at Christmas and can see the way they all love each other but yet they still can’t stop fighting over meaningless objects. Therefore seeing and being quiet about things is just another way of being a

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