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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #4

I told Sam that I dreamt that she and I were naked on the sofa, and I started crying because I felt bad. (1.8.5)

Relationship advice: don't tell someone you just met that you had a sex dream about her. You might cry, too. Because you've been slapped. With a restraining order.

Quote #5

My aunt Helen was molested. I hate that word. (2.13.8)

Charlie gets exposed to pretty much all the negative sides of sex. Aunt Helen's molestation in particular leads to a very traumatic situation for Charlie.

Quote #6

The erection made me feel guilty in hindsight though, but I guess it couldn't be helped. (3.5.26)

Charlie is having a completely normal physiological reaction to getting a compliment from someone who is attracted to him. But his past experience turns something that should be a little pleasurable into a source of guilt.

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