The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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:
- Charlie likes Twinkies.
- 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.