At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to “their song.” In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property.
After everything Sam and Bill say, Charlie figures that he should just do what he wants to do.
His older sister is a popular senior, who gets all of her attention because she is pretty. He begins his freshman year friendless, as a result of his friend’s suicide only a year before.
One night at his high school’s football game two seniors, Sam and Patrick, befriend Charlie.
What books does Charlie read, when does he read them, and how do they either reflect or influence events happening in his life at the same time?
Discuss the relationship between the final letter of Part 4 and the Epilogue. Discuss the role of Charlie’s brother in the novel. Analyze the date-rape that Charlie recalls witnessing early in the novel.How does Charlie’s relationship with his brother change throughout the novel? How does Charlie remember the scene, and how does Charlie come to terms with this memory?Charlie comes from an ordinary family with a loving mother and father.His older brother is an all-star at football who plays at Penn State.In his book he makes the point, “that if you ask people why they became homeless, why their marriage failed or why they overeat, they often say it is because of the poor quality, or nonexistence, of friendships. This ties in perfectly with Charlie and his feelings.Before he met Sam and Patrick he felt alone and depressed. Sam and Patrick helped Charlie come out of his comfort zone and to discover what happens in the real world.According to it says, “teenagers take drugs because they want to change something about their lives. To relieve boredom and give them personal excitement. Research shows that people take drugs mainly for the reasons listed: to fit in a community or group. “And I remembered that Sam introduced me as her friend to Bob.And I remembered that Patrick had done the same for Brad. This quote shows that he finally feels accepted by people.