| Quote #7
I moved to the typewriter again, and I wrote something. "I love you, too." (2.10.29)
For someone as passive as Charlie, it's kind of surprising that he's so quick to declare his love. What is it about love that makes Charlie come out of his shell?
| Quote #8
Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me. (2.13.15)
Charlie's family doesn't exactly show their love physically, aside from Aunt Helen. When we find out that Aunt Helen molested Charlie, our understanding of his attitude toward physical affection becomes even more complicated.
| Quote #9
I know my aunt Helen would still be alive today if she just bought me one present like everybody else. (2.13.20)
Love can all too often lead to guilt. In this case, Charlie thinks that if his aunt Helen loved him less, she would still be alive.