Psychoanalyzing the cast of Gossip Girl characters – Meeting Chuck Bass
Successful, sexy, and loaded — Charles “Chuck” Bartholomew Bass from the most successful teen show to date, Gossip Girl, is gaining a lot of attention from fans around the world. With his undeniable appeal and charisma, this fictional character is brought to life thanks to the enthusiasm of millions of fans around the world. This is very evident in the way that Gossip Girl fan sites revere Chuck Bass and other Gossip Girl characters, turning them into living, breathing, walking icons of primetime television.
Beneath the bad boy appeal
He is a womanizer, morally bankrupt and manipulative. Nonetheless, Chuck Bass is one of the Gossip Girl characters that we love to hate. Some of his devious manipulative tactics include blackmailing Serena about her self-imposed exile, attempting to rape young Jenny Humphrey, and constantly taunting Dan Humphrey, her mortal enemy. But again, his intriguing ways of getting what he wants have a strange appeal, like a forbidden fruit that we are told not to eat. He has the charisma of a boy that your parents would not want to meet or be seen with you. To put it forcefully, Chuck is every parent’s nightmare in the flesh.
Behind her handsome eyes and elegant appearance hides a troublesome man who has spent most of his early years indulging in teenage drinking and premarital sex. The son of a wealthy businessman, Chuck enjoys a life of luxury that some of us can only experience in our dreams. Night after night, hanging out with the coolest people in the most expensive places opened his youthful eyes to the problems of his generation. In the mix of parties and drinks, he is overcome by a constant struggle with self-destruction and the desire to go the straight and narrow path.
However, when the parties are over and all the alcohol is gone, Chuck faces the stabbing pain of being a failure in his father’s eyes. His mother died giving birth to him, leaving him deprived of affection for his father. When fear and loneliness envelop him, he turns to the best-known remedy: alcohol, women, and his best friend Nate. Despite being known as the resident bad boy in his circle, Chuck shows his soft side when it comes to Nate and soon, Blair, Nate’s girlfriend.
Behind the Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf affair
Blair and Chuck have a lot in common. They are both rich, beautiful, and manipulative, and both teens find themselves allies in so many conquests to get what they want without batting an eye on the consequences. Not long after, Chuck fell in love with the one woman he refused to catch for being his best friend’s main squeeze. However, a night of passion in the back of Chuck’s limo that followed Blair’s impulsive breakup with Nate made things more difficult for the two troubled souls as they began a secret relationship. Chuck fell in love for the first time in his life, jeopardizing Nate’s friendship that he tried to cultivate all his life.
Falling in love with her was the hardest thing he had to deal with. The same goes for Blair, who was still confused at the time as to whether she still loves Nate or is just falling in love with Chuck for the wrong reasons.
Nate and Blair finally ended their relationship, giving Chuck a chance to pursue their love. But considering their wild nature, an ordinary relationship is not enough for both of them. Therefore, Blair and Chuck began to play mind games with each other, leaving their hearts confused about the actual state of their relationship. The fact that they both like the game made things more complex. They found themselves in the arms of another as a way to show who will win the game that only the two of them could play. Soon after, a cat and mouse chase of being the first to say “I love you” took hold of the two. Between the chase, Chuck found himself paralyzed by his feelings for Blair. He knew it: Blair is the only woman he could love and give himself back to. The bad boy fell in love with the only woman he could never have.
Discovering the nature of Chuck
Chuck Bass is one of the Gossip Girl characters that reflects the moral degeneracy of today’s teenagers. Like most young people, Chuck loves to experiment no matter how risky the endeavor may be. At the end of the conquest, when he is bruised and wounded, he stands up and continues to carry with him the scars left by the mistakes he has made. Unfortunately, the scars and bruises from his risky adventure with sex and alcohol haven’t really changed him. In the course of his character development, the only defining factor that made him introspect who he is underneath the bad boy facade is the only girl who could break and make his heart rebound: Blair Waldorf.