Perks Of Being A Wallflower Sexual Analysis Essay

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Charlie’s Sexual Analysis Many people can suffer from mental illness which affect their sexual life.In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the main character ,Charlie, suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) which is a mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. Charlie also shows symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) which is a mental health condition that is triggered by a certain event.. In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Charlie let's Patrick kiss him and Charlie freezes at the moment, likely as a result of PTSD and BPD. In the book, Charlie let's Patrick kiss him without Charlie reacting in a negative way and shows how his behavior is different than expected. Some would probably expect for Charlie to react different and not let Patrick kiss him, but he stays quiet and decides to go along with it. Charlie’s relationship with patrick isn’t really unstable, but maybe relationships from before are what cause him to let Patrick kiss him and try “something new.” In the book, Charlie says, “And moved in to kiss me again. And I just let him. I don’t know…show more content…
I think this shows how Charlie shows PTSD because maybe kissing Patrick triggered the memory as a child of him kissing another boy and maybe Charlie didn’t mind because he was “exploring.” In the book Charlie says, “No, really. It was okay.” Charlie shows how he didn’t mind Patrick kissing him and again it can tie back to how as a kid he used to kiss a boy and maybe it didn’t scare Charlie because he already knew he had done it as a kid and wasn’t really anything new for a boy to kiss him. A boy kissing him doesn’t scare Charlie because he already went through that phase and although some people may think it’s weird kissing a boy, this was not new to
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