Monday, November 26, 2007
The ending of the book is confusing, as I said before in my post earlier. After analyzing the book I figured out that Aunt Helen probably raped Charlie and this is why Charlie is very emotional through out the book. You can figure this out because on page 204 Charlie explains, "When I fell asleep, I had this dream. My brother and my sister and I were watching television with my Aunt Helen. Everything was in slow motion. The sound was thick. And she was doing what Sam was doing. That's when I woke up." Before this page Sam was attempting to put her hand down Charlie's pants. However, Charlie refused and went downhill from there and you don't really understand why. Also, before Charlie's parent's take him to the hospital they find him on the couch naked watching the television when it isn't even on. This shows how Charlie was thinking of the time when he was with his Aunt Helen on the couch. Through out the epilogue it gives hints towards how Charlie was raped. And you know that from the beginning of the book that Aunt Helen's Father's Friend raped her when she was a child. For some reason Charlie gives her sympathy about this and doesn't hate Aunt Helen after what she did to Charlie at such a young age. This is debatable and I would like to know your thoughts.