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 has a wallflower type personality, clearly recognized by his friends and family. Charlie’s close friend Patrick one quoted, “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, the main character Charlie is more of a non social outcast. More so than a lot of his peers in high school. He’s an individual who needs someone to communicate and demonstrate to 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 daily routine in a normal fashion just like everyone else, there’s just some things that he does or doesn’t do that makes him appear peculiar. Nevertheless we are all unique in their own way. Everyone in Charlie’s life knows how individual he is, but not completely, not even he understands why he thinks so differently. “So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we 'll never know most of them. But even if we don 't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them” (Chbosky 211). This quote really reveals the wallflower side of Charlie, the quiet side, the side that hears things, but doesn’t do anything to respond. Now this answers the question, what does it mean to be a
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