This is in order to explore how exposure to new people and situations expands a person's understanding of themselves, but can leave them unsure about their identity when these people or situations are removed.
Before the narrative’s meaning comes across, the title, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, itself provides commentary on social outcasts.
At times Charlie, struggles with remaining open when these people are removed, but eventually learns to strive all on his own.
To begin with, Chbosky hauntingly portrays Charlie’s ache for companionship through his desperate letters sent out to a stranger.
The reproductive systems are maturing and the brain is continuing to develop. Charlie experienced psychological stress which his depression was evidence of this fact (pg. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES (EMOTIONAL AND COGNITIVE) Charlie experienced many psychological issues in his adolescent life. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.“I just need to know that someone out there listens and understand [...]” starts Charlie, before he goes on to explain why these letters are being mailed out.From this sentence, and the first few letters that Charlie writes to this person, the reader is able to infer that Charlie doesn’t have much social support and is looking for someone to simply be there for him.All youth experience the developmental changes that come with it, but the time of the change varies from individual to individual. Even though he participated in religious ceremonies with his family, when he met his friends he finally realized the meaning and purpose of his life.Charlie is 15 years old and at a crucial point in his life right now. Eventually, Charlie started to participate in life and not just watch others live.Charlie, the protagonist, is a character who prefers to observe and understand rather than participate.“‘He [Charlie] is a wallflower [...] You see things. And you understand.” Chbosky’s metaphor is implicitly evident throughout the story, drawing parallels to actual wallflowers and what they require in order to flourish.The highlights of the paper will focus on the biological/physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural issues, as well as his strengths and challenges.BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL Adolescence is one of the fastest phases of human development.Wallflowers grow slowly, but with access to pollination from “social butterflies” and exposure to things like sunlight they develop just like the others.Charlie represents this wallflower, slowly drawn out by the new people he meets.