Psychoanalysis of the Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The State of Being Confused The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky The Perks of being a Wallflower Copyright © 1999 by Stephen Chbosky This book is a work of fiction. Names, Characters, places and incidents are either a product of author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual people living or dead, events or locales, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission. 232 pages Thesis: The significance of “The Perks of being a Wallflower” in understanding adolescents Theoretical Framework: Psychoanalytic Approach Sexual molestation is a form of child abuse when an adult makes use of a child for sexual motivation. There are different forms of sexual abuse; some best examples are filthy exposure of the genitals of the children, pressuring a child to engage in sexual actions, malicious physical contact with the child, and the most rampant, using a child in social pornography. Sexual molestation causes trauma, a psychological abrasion caused by external factor like accident, maltreatment and as mentioned- sexual harassment. Trauma is one of the most leading causes of brain malfunction and death worldwide, and therefore making it a serious public health problem with significant social and economic cost involvement. A child that has been molested will show signs and a symptom of the negative effects of sexual abuse to the child’s thinking. Some common symptoms are poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, animal and human cruelty, and suicide. As research shows, traumatic stress caused by sexual abuse causes remarkable alteration in brain functioning and development. This could mean that sexual molestation can result in both short-term and long-term harm including mental illness like autism and bipolar personality disorder in later life. With the things mentioned above, this

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