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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary

How It All Goes Down

November 12, 1991

  • We only learn two things in this short letter:
    1. Charlie likes Twinkies. 
    2. Mmm. Twinkies. Wait, where were we? Oh, that's right. Number 2. Charlie tells us a story about rats, pleasurable rewards, and electric shock. It's a very interesting experiment if you can put the whole animal-testing thing aside.
  • What do we learn from this? "The rat or mouse would put up with a lot more voltage for the pleasure. Even more than for the food" (2.3.2). Pleasure trumps all.

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