Day 2

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How is Brad's relationship with Patrick?

    Brad is ashamed of his sexuality and uses being drunk/high as an excuse to account for his inability to "remember" what he does with Patrick. Eventually, he does need to be drunk/high in order to fool around with Patrick, because he can't deal with his attraction or his actions when he's sober. Brad is a popular football player and fears that he would be ostracized if his friends, teammates, and family found out he was gay. When he and Patrick have sex, Brad cries afterwards and pretends to be passed out to cover up the time he can't account for while he was with Patrick. Brad goes to rehab, but when he comes back, he continues...

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