The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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I chose to do my Abnormal Psychology paper over The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I heard about this movie a couple of years ago and I never had time to watch it until recently. I did have a difficult time diagnosing what disorder I thought the main character had, but it turned out to actually be a learning opportunity for myself. This assignment did give me the opportunity to watch the movie differently than I have examined a movie before. What I mean is, for this assignment, I had to examine in between the lines of main character, Charlie. Furthermore, the following paragraphs will examine a brief description and diagnosis of any mental illnesses from the main character, Charlie. Before I introduce my case, readers must have some background information for main character, Charlie. He is a high school outcast trying to overcome his introversion and awkwardness. In the story, he begins writing letters to an anonymous person about the death of his favorite aunt and the death of his best friend, who was taken by suicide. Eventually into the school year, Charlie finds a much-needed friend, his English teacher, Bill. During the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies, he experiments with drugs and drinking, he makes friends, loses them, and eventually gains them back again. My favorite part of the story, he creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs for each situation he experiences (The Perks of

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