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.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Shows Charlie’s struggles as he finds his place during his freshman year of high school. Chboksy writes the novel through a series of letters from Charlie to a person he calls ‘friend’. Depicting his struggles with love, friends, and drugs through the engaging and fast-paced text Chbosky illustrates the dramatic struggle many high school students face. Candidly, he acknowledges the toll mental illness and, illustrates the importance and power of friendship. Consequently, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for all those who have been through high school.
This is a characteristic of a typical freshman university student, who is trying to fit in in the new independent life style. Therefore, it is possible to presume that the narrator is a boy on his late teens. In Addition, his narration is closely intertwined with his friends, whose names were not provided, being the biggest motivator to his first job Hunt. In such a way, writing on his journal becomes the means to express his emotions and experiences on paper. In such a context, the audience of the author is indefinite.
When a teacher made transphobic comments during class I had an immediate meeting with my principal regarding how those comments would harm trans students and though I am a respected student my concerns were dismissed. It was clear the topic was not up for discussion. I hosted a meeting at my home inviting students to write our state and local representatives as well as have discussions about bigotry in our town. In January, I marched with my family and close friend in the 2017 Women 's March in Cleveland, Ohio and I call my senators so often that they are higher on the recent area of my contact list than my own mother. I also attended a vigil and march in front of my town 's courthouse to bring awareness to the seriousness of domestic violence.
The Wanderings of Telly Machus Book 1- Telly was talking to his neighborhood friend, Caly. Caly was worried about high school since today was her first day of high school as a freshman. Telly is a sophomore now and and says to Caly “Your first day can’t go any worse than mine did, so think of it that way”. Caly replies “What happened?”, as Telly lets out a stressful sigh he flashed back and begins telling Caly about how his day went. “I was on the bus and it was extremely crowded so he had to sit next to a big stocky senior.
In the book, it seems that almost nobody reaches out to Melinda or notices that she is usually alone and is depressed. The way Melinda acts should be enough proof for some teachers to notice the fact that she has depression. Not even her parents show the least amount of concern. While the book does not pay much attention to the other characters like Rachel, Heather, or Ivy, it is still a recommended book for incoming freshman. To sum up, Speak does a good job reaching out to its audience, teaching them important morals, and is just a fun book to read.The book teaches teenagers that it is okay to speak up for themselves, which all minors should be aware of.
Normal days for Evan included taking anxiety medicine, watching Netflix, and being interrogated by his mother. Evan had graduated high school early by earning as many high school credits as he could, in middle school. However, this caused even more anxiety to be pushed onto him. Since he was only fourteen, he took college courses online to begin the practice of law early. But today was the worst day of the week for Evan.
The film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, follows the story of Charlie as he braves through the challenges of freshman year. Throughout his first year, Charlies experiences friendship, alienation, love, mistakes, depression, acceptance of past events and newfound motivation. With the help of his love interest Sam, her stepbrother Patrick, and other likeminded individuals, Charlie is able to gain a sense of belonging and a boost of confidence that ensures his survival for the high school years yet to come (Halfon, Chbosky, 2012). This essay will delve into an in-depth analysis of adolescence from a socio-cultural perspective, using events from the film to provide examples and further enhance arguments. Furthermore, topics highlighting what I believe to be the most crucial aspects of adolescence will be discussed.
Managing to look confident in front of my uncle, I left the car in such royal manner. With my heart beating irrepressibly, I was entrancing to Miami Dade College in my first day of school. I sprinted though the hallways in constant search of a familiar face. Overwhelmed with curiosity, I checked every door I crossed in my path. I was an explorer but rather than searching for “The Fountain of Youth” like Ponce de Leon, I just wanted to find four numbers: 1103, my English Composition classroom.
The three themes that seemed to be present throughout the book were sadness, love and family. “The Perks of being a Wall Flower” displays the changing moment in a teenagers life, when they finally become of age and start experiencing new feelings and their newly found freedom. The first theme that really stood out for me in the book was sadness. We see Charlie, a 15 year old teenage boy who had recently lost his best friend Michael and, incidentally his favorite aunt, Helen, who died in a car crash on his birthday. Charlie, now having lost his best friend, is rather
In chapter five, Walter is telling us how he likes school and the tribulations he was with teachers and students. On page seventeen, Walter tells us that since he has read for a long time he could read at a second grade level, so they suggested he should go to second grade, however Mrs. Dwrkin wouldn’t let him because of his speech immediate. So in this chapter Walter is having tremendous issues with his speech, because on page eighteen, it says that a kid named Manuel was making fun of Walter’s speech immediate, nevertheless Walter puts a stop to it by punching him in the face. So in chapter three, he’s also getting into a lot of mischief. Walter is telling us about how he has to take speech classes during the summer.
It is my privilege to write a letter recommending Jim Burke, a former student of mine at Rio Americano High School, for admission to Pitzer College. Based on reading “Want to Get into College?’ Learn to Fail,” the article you wrote for Education Week magazine in February, 2012, I am convinced that Jim Burke would be a valuable addition to your student body. Mr. Burke has had a great deal of trouble throughout high school. Jim was less than perfect in school. By not being a responsible and dedicated student, he opened himself up for failure.
Author and Journalist, Gray Basnight came and spoke at Manchester High School about his journey as a journalist and fictional author. Basnight attended Manchester High School and graduated in 1971. He had his own column and was an editor for the school newspaper at Manchester. During his time at Manchester, Basnight would often drive his teacher, Ms. Reibsamen’s car to downtown Richmond in order to print their school newspaper. ¨If you have experience with a newspaper, and you move on to radio or television, they will consider you more than someone else,¨ said Basnight.
There was history teacher of East St. Louis high school, named Irl Solomon. He was approached by author Jonathan Kozol, due to column from a journalist. Irl Solomon was a redheaded 54 year old man who graduated Brandeis University, once he entered law school he was suddenly torn away by his concern on civil rights. After one semester in law school he dropped out and decided to go to one of the toughest schools to teach, he still remains there. Through entries in Jonathan Kozol’s book Savage Inequalities: Children in America 's Schools he conducts several interviews with Solomon’s class and finds that theses students are aware of the lack of education provided at their school and this has even driven students to not even consider a possible educational
College Q&A Tega Orhorhoro Summary We conducted a two hour interview with three well rounded Wayne state students to learn about their experience in college and how they take on everyday challenges as a college student. Two out of our three interviewers are from the APEX program and have taken part in the summer bridge. We interviewed an English major who was also one of our tutor for writing class. They talk about what is like to work on campus as a freshman and how much it really takes out of your life. They go into very deep detail about how they deal with stress when you have a paper due because you will need to take your time and relax, classes are very hard for them too and about their social life because they want us to have a good understanding of who they are as people.