The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Hamlet and Charlie

Find a summary of Hamlet and try to explain why Bill made Charlie read this play.

On April 26, Charlie explains: “It has also helped me while I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with me. It didn’t give me any answers necessarily, but it was helpful to know that someone else had been through it. Especially someone who lived such a long time ago”

Why is it especially important that it was a person who lived so long ago? What do you think is wrong with Charlie (if anything).

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I really do not know Charlie's issues. Hamlet's existential angst is universal: that's part of the reason this play is still so poignant today. Everybody, including Charlie, must suffer "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." Life can be tough and Hamlet muses about the human condition. I don't think there is anything wrong with examining the nature of the human condition in all its grandeur and misery.