The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

1390 Words May 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, includes the topic of adolescent development, the book forces itself to thrive in conflict, and the idea of loving submission is present throughout the story as the discussion of modern issues becomes apparent. As expressed In the Perks of Being a Wallflower, “I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other”(Chbosky.)

NEW:One of the key concepts is the role of social interaction in the development of adolescents. Charlie, the main character,is exposed to many social extremes; gay bashing, group violence, rape, use of common drugs, etc. While Chobsky fails the introduction of these situations realistically (the effects of which will be discussed later), they still serve as points of discussion on the social interaction of young people, and as such, they are valuable for the novel. Chobsky advocates the implementation of a trauma such as growth potential; the supposed Everyman Charlie was sexually abused as a child, a fact he repressed until urged to enter into a sexual situation he could not handle. While its ventilation provides the epilogue for the book and placed in a psychiatric hospital, he leaves the individual thing as a fuller supposed which is self updated as it would have been without knowing the sexual trauma of his youth or, more drastically, without ever having lived. The provider of basic drama Charlie, aunt, he looked up to and loved dearly, is a…

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