Perks Of Being A Wallflower Essay

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“Social alienation is one of the most devastating things you can do to a human being; I don’t care how old you are” (Rosalind Wiseman) This quote is saying that no matter how old you are, isolating yourself from others isn’t something good to do. In the book ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ the main character, Holden, is a teenage boy who is 17 years old. Holden’s brother Allie died because of cancer and for Holden that was very tragic, in the book it had been already three years since his brother died and Holden was still living in the past, Holden doesn’t want to grow up and accept things, he just wants thing to go back the way they were three years ago. In the other hand, in the book ‘Perks of being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky, the main character, Charlie, is a 14 year old boy who’s a freshman in highschool and it’s a wallflower. He get alienated by a certain groups of people at school, and the people who are a ‘bad influence’ to him are his only friends.

From what I’ve read so far in the novel ‘Perks of being a Wallflower’ Charlie is alienated by some groups of people. He has two friends who are older than him, smoke and do drugs, Sam and Patrick, Sam is patrick's stepsister, hat practically do everything together like best friends. They took Charlie to his first
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In the book he tells us that his classmates from the eighth grade no longer talk to him in the hallways or at all at school. In other words he is alienated by people from his previous schools and people who think he does not meet the standards for society's definition of ‘normal’. In the other hand, for Holden, no one really meets his expectations for his definition of ‘normal’ but a few people which are, his siblings and his crush, Jane. Those who do not meet his expectations are considered ‘phonies’ and Holden really disliked phonies. Therefore he alienated himself from people. He only talked to them when he felt