The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school. Stephen Chbosky uses many different rhetorical devices to foreshadow tramas that occured in Charlie’s early childhood.
A widower, Atticus brings up his youngsters without anyone else, with the assistance of merciful neighbors and a dark maid named Calpurnia. Scout and Jem instinctually comprehend the complexities and intrigues of their neighborhood and town. The main neighbor who confuses them is the strange Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside. At the point when Dill, another neighbor 's nephew, begins spending summers in Maycomb, the three youngsters start an over the top — and
Where he experiences everything for the first time – first dates, family drama, drugs and new friends. In other words; growing up. 2. Charlie is an unpopular and introverted teen who 's going through a new phase in life – High school. Everything is new to him, which makes him even more lost and confused.
August Pullman a 10 year old boy living in New York was born with a face deformity, in the book he has his two parents and his older sister, Via. Because of his face deformity he has been homeschooled since fifth grade, but his parents have decided it's time for him to go to an actual school. Conflict that takes place is when one of the kids Julian that took August on the tour is noticeably mean and makes fun of August behind his back. During the school year the kids in his class start to get used to how he looks and August feels more comfortable. Eventually a kids decides to make up a rumor that if you touch August you will get the ‘Plague”, this causes all of his classmates to avoid touching August.For halloween he dressed up bleeding scream costume and overhears Jack another boy say to Julian and his friends that if
Being only 15 Michael Oher experience a tough life from being in a house with 12 siblings not having his own bed, Taken away from his drug addicted mother, being in and out of different group homes and foster homes,and then being homeless having to provide for himself. Now Michael has played for 3 NFL teams ,the Baltimore Ravens,Tennessee Titans, and the Carolina Panthers. The Blind Side movie portrayed Michael Oher’s life very well, it shows the struggles he faced in his adolescence years and how the Tuohy’s impacted and changed his life for the
The television series Shameless depicts a dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher who is a single father of six children in which he spends most of his days on drugs and having misadventures while his kids learn to take care of themselves and survive with doing petty jobs to keep their house. Among the many characters are Fiona, Carl, and Frank. Fiona is the main protagonist who is like the mother of the family and maintains the family afloat but the other siblings have to do their part in the household. Carl is the second youngest boy in the family who has struggles with fitting in society and tries to find who he is by being apart of different groups. In season six, episode three of the series, each characters uses satirical and comedic devices to address social issues of poverty, society, and parenthood that is shown through verbal irony, dramatic irony and understatement.
Doug 's father got a new job that was far away from his own town so, Doug has to adapt to the town that he moved to. His family life is hard on him because his dad is abusive and his mom is loving but, flounders sometimes and she has to work hard to keep Doug 's dad happy. When Doug was compared to Ponyboy from The Outsiders is by S.E Hinton, Spider Women from Gods, Goddesses, and monsters by Shelly Keenan, the Father in the story, Pinocchio by Margaret Hillert. It is clear through their words and the way other characters react about them that these characters share a troublemaker, wise, and thoughtful character traits. Doug from Okay for Now and Ponyboy from the Outsiders both share the same character trait, troublemaker.
Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson first published in 1948. Being a great example of dramatic irony, it tells the story of Laurie and his first few weeks of Kindergarten. Upon coming home from school on his first day, he recounts the tales of a poorly behaved boy named Charles who yelled at teachers and got spanked as a result. Every day, Laurie will recount similar tales to his parents of the misbehaving boy named Charles. At the PTA meeting however Laurie’s parents are surprised to not hear a single utterance of this Charles boy.
In the story Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Jeremy Fink is portrayed as a nerdy, germaphobe and clever 13 year old boy. Jeremy and his best friend, Lizzy, go on a hunt for four keys all over Manhattan when they get a box addressed to Jeremy from his dead father. The keys to the box are missing and he needs to open it by his thirteenth birthday. An example of Jeremy’s nerdiness is “...Lizzy would laugh at me for borrowing the eighth grade textbooks from the library to get a jump on my assignments…” (Mass 1). Jeremy, in the summer of seventh grade, is studying for eighth grade already.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The book is told in first person and begins with Percy Jackson, a 12 year old boy with dyslexia and ADHD, living in New York City. He lives with his mother and awful stepfather and doesn’t know who his real father is. Percy is brought to a camp called “Camp Half-Blood” where he meets people who are just like him, a demigod. A demigod or half blood, is the son or daughter of one of the gods from greek mythology, who Percy discovers are real.
This book is about two children that grew up in New York City, and the Jewish faith but one a very fanatical Jew. The first character we meet is a boy named Reuven Malter he is 15 his mother died shortly after his birth he is apikorsim a Jew that does not live by the strictest parts of the faith. The other boy Daniel Saunders was very orthodox and hated apikorsim. These boys would never have thought that their relationship would blossom. These boys were scheduled to play against each other from their school baseball teams.
Okay for Now is the story about a boy named Doug Swieteck, who seems to be a baseball fanatic who moves with his family to a small town in upstate New York in 1968. With his older brother in Vietnam, his other brother accused of robbery, and his father 's anger constantly reaching its limits, Doug struggles to find a place to fit in at home. not to mention, being the new kid in school comes with its own difficulties. Between his gym coach who seems to hate him and being forced to read Jane Eyre, Doug needs a break. One day as he takes a trip to the town library, he is drawn to a large book under a glass display and finds himself fascinated by the drawings inside.
The Resilience Of The Human Spirit Jamal Wallace is an inner-city kid from the Bronx with an aptness for basketball and a gift of writing. While always a C student, he scores very highly on the state’s standardized tests, and this comes to the attention of a well-distinguished New York preparatory school. A small mishap leads Jamal to the eccentric, uneasy, Pulitzer-winning author, William Forrester who has locked himself away in his apartment for many years. The start of their relationship is hostile and apprehensive at first because of Jamal’s social and racial background and Forrester’s age, but eventually Forrester begins to teach Jamal a thing or two about writing. This unexpected friendship leads William to overcome
These are all good questions that are about to be answered. Mexican Whiteboy – written by Matt de le Pena, published in 2008 - tells the story of Danny Lopez on his journey to enlightenment. You see, the story picks up with a sixteen year old Danny, frustrated with his white mom while his full-Mexican dad is nowhere to be found. He moves from his home in San Francisco to his relatives in Liberty City for the summer and it is made nowhere more apparent how out-of-place he feels. Danny feels he is not Mexican at all because he is light-skinned and comes from a mainly white prep school.
Catcher in the Rye In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the narrator and protagonist Holden Caulfield a sixteen year old junior undergoes a series of changes. Holden learns multiple life changing lessons; one of them is you must grow up. In the beginning of the novel, Holden starts out as “that kid”; the one with the parents who expect him to get into an ivy league school, and end up with a kid with no intentions of doing so. At the beginning of the book it is very apparent that Holden lacks motivation; he also has hit rock bottom. Although Holden is a very intelligent character he finds the hypocrisy and ugliness in the world around him and quickly associates it with the adult world.