Changes and Choices
Have you ever felt like you were socially awkward? Well in the book of the perks of being a wallflower a kid named Charlie has a hard time knowing what to do to socialize, in the movie Mean Girls a girl named Katy comes from Africa and also doesn’t know what to do socially, so they both have similar social skills, both causing them to be social outcasts. In the book Charlie starts his freshmen year out friendless and he is not really sure on what he is to do to make a friend. But he meets Sam and Patrick and just goes with them because he felt comfortable around them. In the movie Mean Girls Katy arrives at school and also doesn’t know how to make friends but then Janis and Damian talk to her and she kind of just accepts them right off the bat and makes friends with them. Then in the book perks of being a wallflower Charlie upsets his girlfriend Marie Elisabeth by kissing Sam when asked to kiss the prettiest girl in the room. He didn’t know how to tell her sorry nor what to do and his friends were mad at him for it as well. In the movie Katy starts to become a Plastic, which is a mean rude girl and ends up making her friends really mad at her and at first she also doesn’t know what to do to fix everything. Then in the book Charlie slowly realizes who he is at the end while in the Movie Katy realizes who she is in a similar fashion.
Charlie starts out friendless and so does Katy but they end up getting friends though. Charlie goes to a foot ball game and approaches Patrick because he is the only one that seems approachable to him then they talk. “Hey you’re in my shop class!” He’s a very friendly person. “Hey I’m Charlie.” I said, not to shy. “And I’m Pat...
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...ng better. Katy and Charlie both became better people after all of this.
Both Katy and Patrick were socially awkward people they both came to school and didn’t know how to deal with things or how to make friends. Katy came from Africa while Charlie was just like it from the get go. They are both social outcasts. These to movies show us that even if you are socially awkward you can make friends and they can be really good friends. Patrick and Sam and a few others became Charlie’s friends despite what he was like. Then Katy became friends with Janis and Damian despite her being a socially awkward person. It shows us that a very nice person can accept even the ones that are not accepted at first. It shows that humanity isn’t always war and stress. Teenager years are tough but being socially awkward doesn’t mean you can’t have friends.
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