Perk Of Being A Wallflower Essay

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January 2015, there was a girl who was living in a home filled with fighting causing the tension in the air to be so thick you could cut it with a knife. Being the ripe old age of 15, and being a pastor’s kid, this girl, having only ever known parents who lived together and experienced a seemingly happy life, quickly had to adjust to a life the exact opposite. This girl had to learn to live with her parents at two different addresses, her dad changing professions, not seeing her brother all the time, and hours upon hours of counseling. Within the past year or two, I have had to grow tremendously as a person. As a teenager, we are supposed to be confused with who we are and high school is the time that we are supposed to start finding ourselves,…show more content…
An example of being judgmental and possibly jumping to the wrong conclusions would be the group of men that decided to kill Caesar in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. They had no idea what kind of leader that Caesar would be when he came to power in Rome, they all just had their own selfish motives and decided that bases on Caesar’s past he would not be a good leader. In Perk of Being a Wallflower, Charlie learns that Patrick is gay and he still treats him the same as he did before he knew. Charlie tries to understand how Patrick feels and does not judge him even though they have different views. In Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon has different mental capacities than the people he surrounds himself with and they very harshly judge him, and he does not realize what is going on or how poorly they are treating him. He takes it in great stride and only when he gains more knowledge does he realize how poorly they treat him and gets fed up with how they treat him. Lastly, in House on Mango Street, the kids in Esperanza’s neighborhood and school beat her up because she is different. The kids judged her without even getting to know her. With reading these books, I have gained a better understanding of why not to judge people. This has also helped me to want to stop judging people and try to understand/get to know them before I make opinions about
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