The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary
How It All Goes Down
November 23, 1991
- In this letter, Charlie is writing about his Thanksgiving dinner with family.
- Maybe Charlie's a time traveler, because Thanksgiving was on November 28th in 1991. That would give this book a whole different feel, now wouldn't it?
- Anyway, Charlie details some of the typical family bickering.
- He also talks a lot about his grandfather—you can read more about him in his "Character Analysis."
- When the family sits down to watch Charlie's brother play football on TV, Charlie notices his grandfather crying.
- At dinner, everyone goes around and says what he or she is thankful for.
- Charlie's proclamation: "I'm thankful that my brother played football on television so nobody fought" (2.6.19). How sweet.
- His great-aunt echoes our sentiment: "Amen" (2.6.21).
- Before leaving, Charlie kisses his grandfather on the cheek. Gramps wipes it off, but Charlie's glad he did it. He never got to kiss his Aunt Helen before she died.
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