Charlie begins to realize that his sexual contact with Sam has stirred up repressed memories of him being molested by his Aunt Helen as a little boy. After being admitted to a mental hospital, it is revealed that Helen actually sexually abused him when he was young—memories he had unconsciously repressed.
Patrick does not use the word as an insult or a derogatory nickname. Instead, he calls Charlie a wallflower as a term of endearment.
After being hospitalized for the summer after his best friend commits suicide , Charlie who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ), is about to embark on his first year of high school. He fears being known as the weird kid who was hospitalized for the summer and not having any friends.
15 Most Memorable Quotes From The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 1 “We Are Infinite.” 2 “Let’s Go Be Psychos Together.” 3 “I Know These Will All Be Stories Someday. 4 “Why Can’t You Save Anybody?” 5 “You See Things And You Understand. 6 “You Can’t Just Sit There And Put Everybody’s Life Ahead Of Yours And Think That Counts As Love.”
Firstly, he talks about his friend Michael who killed himself . Charlie does not understand why he did it, but he is really emotional because of it. Charlie is told that one of the reasons why he killed himself is because of “problems at home”. He feels lonely and wants to have friends .
Charlie does not commit suicide in The Perks of Being a Wallflower , but death is a recurrent theme in the novel.
Rather than pulling away from Patrick’s advances, Charlie passively lets Patrick kiss him , even though he knows that the kiss is just because Patrick is missing Brad. Patrick leans on Charlie for sympathy, and Charlie recognizes that Patrick is a confused teenager.
Charlie concludes in his final letters in Perks that he was sexually abused in early childhood by his Aunt Helen, who is now deceased. Chbosky’s decision to feature a male victim of sexual violence along with a female perpetrator erodes the persistent female victim / male offender paradigm.
4) What is Charlie’s excuse for not going to dances or out on dances ? He doesn’t know how to dance 5) Bill tells Charlie ‘We accept the love we think we deserve’. What do you think Bill means by that? That if someone loves you and you accept it because you deserve the love from someone else.
Since Charlie represses the memories of his abuse for most of the novel, he generally thinks of Helen as the only person in his otherwise cold family to show Charlie affection, and he also loved that she gave him books to read.
He is 100% high functioning autistic and look at all of the accurate and emotional observations he makes, yet goes home and breaks down.
Why was this book banned ? The book was banned for “sexual content, and glorification of alcohol use and drugs.”
2a : a person who from shyness or unpopularity remains on the sidelines of a social activity (such as a dance) b : a shy or reserved person.
Sam: Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing? Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.
Charlie : Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date ? Bill : Are we talking about anyone specific? Bill : Well, we accept the love we think we deserve. Charlie : Can we make them know that they deserve more?