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.
I wept in deliverance and in pity for all mankind” (Rand, 98). This powerful sentiment revealed how powerful thinking in first person can be. For all of Prometheus’ life he was thinking through society’s guidelines. As he tried to break that barrier, he was told time and time again not to question how things work and focus on doing his job day to day. Luckily Prometheus was able to break the barrier as he began to think purely by himself.
A Boy Who Wants What 's Best For Him In, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, is about a boy called Junior who’s struggling his way to fit in the Indian world and the white world. Both Junior and I survived through all the pain even though we had little support to keep us moving and chasing our goals and never giving up. Junior has a goal and he thinks leaving the Rez will help Junior be more successful in life so he switches school to a white school called Wellpinit and leaves his old school Reardan High School and now the Rez treat Junior as a outcast or a part time Indian on the Rez. Junior’s teacher Mr. P advises Junior to leave the Rez and tells Junior he deserves better and not to give up. "You have
Over the course of one day this immature boy learns many lessons and becomes a mature man. Adam is an immature boy at the start of the book, but is expected to act like a man. When he does not preform to his parent’s standards he is heavily reprimanded. This is because his parents think of him as a man due to his physical strength. “Adam is still a boy.
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.
Equality’s tunnel resembles Plato’s cave, and the Scholars represent those still not in reality. In fact, “The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist,” a mindset parallel to those unaware of reality (52). Equality travels to the Home of Scholars, attempting to bring them into the light, yet just as those in the Plato’s Allegory, the Scholars do not believe him. It is not until after Equality escapes into the forest, however, that he leaves the cave of morality: “We remembered we are the Damned. We remembered it and laughed” he jested (80).
This is shown in early in Anthem, when Equality discovers the wires and knows that they’re something special, “We forget all men, all laws and all things save our metals and our wires” (54). He shows no problem with going against everything he’s been told within a split second to be able to continue his pursuit. Going even further than just breaking the law, Equality’s willingness to put his discovery before himself is a recurring event. He goes a bit mad after making his discovery and will protect it at all costs, “We care not about our body, but our light is...” (61). Equality follows through with this statement not much longer after he makes it.
And for the first time, I’m gonna do it!” (Dead Poets Society) referring to the fact that he wants to be an actor, not a Physician. A famous poet and Transcendentalist once said, “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string” (Emerson 246) referring to the tenet that inspirations can be found in intuition with no real understanding of why, but a complete understanding of accepting it as fate. While Neil does not know where his desire to act came from, he accepts it without question and performs. Neil Perry relates to Transcendentalism in many ways; the biggest connection being that he accepts his desire to act over his planned future; however, Neil fails to understand the tenet that “the individual is
His job, as he sees it, is to use any means possible to push students to achieve more than is expected of them. (Macnab, Geoffrey: The Independent) Macnab makes a good point that Fletcher ideas about how to teach might be different from typical means of teaching but he just wanted the students to push past their walls and do something spectacular with their craft. Neiman never grow up with a father figure that pushed him. His dad was content but also uncertain about Neimans
He lost all his powers but got them back after realising his flaws, his ego and pride. He showed us that heroism is in stepping forward for someone else and not being selfish. He sacrificed his pathway to reach to his loved one for his kingdom, just like any army man leaves his family for his country, that is heroism. It taught us the value of loyalty and the importance of our responsibilities. Thor also taught us the value of the most important thing which is ‘hope’, we learnt another thing from this movie which is “we never realise our mistakes till we are punished and then when we realise we are able to stand again”.