Why was The Perks of Being a Wallflower banned?
In today’s Banned Books Week post, Gohar discusses the influence of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and how reading has shaped her. Why was this book banned? The book was banned for “sexual content, and glorification of alcohol use and drugs.”
Did Aunt Helen molest Charlie in the book?
Charlie concludes in his final letters in Perks that he was sexually abused in early childhood by his Aunt Helen, who is now deceased.
What is the message of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower champions and celebrates inclusivity and tolerance by showing both how people can blossom when they are accepted for who they are and how painful life can be for people who are ignored or mistreated.
Is The Perks of Being a Wallflower a true story?
Charlie was loosely based on Chbosky himself. In the novel, Chbosky included much of his own memories from the time he lived in Pittsburgh.
What mental disorder does Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower have?
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.
What is a wallflower personality?
A wallflower is someone with an introverted personality type (or in more extreme cases, social anxiety) who will attend parties and social gatherings, but will usually distance themselves from the crowd and actively avoid being in the limelight.
Why does Charlie blame himself for Aunt Helen’s death?
He blames himself for his Aunt Helen’s death because the last thing that she told him before her car crash was that she was going to go look for his birthday present. Charlie is able to twist his memories to feed his inner guilt, even if this guilt is irrational.
What does Charlie’s aunt do to him?
However, as it turns out, Charlie’s trauma regarding his Aunt Helen goes far deeper than this guilt. Charlie has been repressing the fact that Aunt Helen molested him when he was a child, and it is only when he enters into a passionate sexual experience with Sam that these memories come bubbling to his consciousness.