The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Natalie Rojas
Hope Dammon
English 1302
19 February 2013
The Perks of Life
“I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. You're listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. Just in this moment, I swear...We are infinite.” This quote is from Charlie, in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This movie is about a lonely boy who finds himself and his friends. Charlie is a freshman his friends, Patrick and Sam, who are seniors, take him in and show him there is much more to life than meets the eye. Throughout the movie the viewer witness struggles, the growing of characters and the shocking ending, which all lead to the conclusion. Even though you may be going through struggles and growing along the way you are not alone. Charlie comes home from a night with his friends and hears arguing from Candace’s (his sister) room, as he peeks inside, ponytail Derrick’s hand smacks across Candace’s face. This conflict made Charlie wonder why women especially, let others treat them awfully. After Craig told Sam he was cheating on her throughout their whole relationship; Sam asked “Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing? “And Charlie replied with “We accept the love that we think we deserve.” This quote reflects that the younger age struggles with relationships and Charlie’s confusion with relationships. In the beginning of the movie Charlie is quiet and a bit of a loner, then he meets Patrick, Sam and their friends and he really starts to come out of his shell. Charlie started to participate in life instead of watch it go by. When Mary-Elizabeth asked Charlie about high school his reply was “High school? Bullshit. The cafeteria is called the Nutrition Center; people wear their letter jackets even when it's 98 degrees outside. Also, why do they give out...
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