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.
Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel about a group of people connected through Charlie, the main character of the book. Each character has been through some kind of trama, some less sever then others trama, but all take tawols on their mental state and also there relationships. Each person has a different trauma they have been through, or a different addiction that isn't quite healthy, but there is one theme that connects them. “We accept the love we think they deserve” is a sentence that was spoken by Bill,Charlie's english teacher who he is close with, when Charlie ask him about Sam and why she doesn't believe she is good enough for a good man who will treat her right. The common theme of “we accept the love we think
Gupta  Shrishti Gupta Ms.Kanika Dang English thesis paper 20th October, 2015 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stefen Chbosky ‘The perks of being a wallflower’ is a popular book read mostly among teenagers, it revolves around the life of an introverted boy called Charlie. This book is a rollercoaster of human emotions and an excellent portrayal of “misfits” as they struggle to find their place in the turbulent high school world. The readers have greeted this premise with empathy and understanding. Charlie’s haunting letters, addressed only to “Dear Friend,” bring readers straight to the heart of his struggles to fit in, to find the will to “participate” in life, and to cope with the realities of the larger world as he learns how to grow up. ‘the perks of being a wallflower’ is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Stefen Chbosky and published in 1999.
And you understand” (Chbosky 37). In the book The Perks of being a wallflower, the main character Charlie is more of a non social outcast. More so than a lot of his peers in high school. He’s an individual who needs someone to communicate and demonstrate to him how to ‘participate’. So what does it mean to be a Wallflower?
Holden deals with relentless insecurities and a struggle with his identity. Also, Holden is immensely curious and frightened by the idea of sex. The Catcher in the Rye deals with several topics that are relevant and similar to those faced by teenagers in the 21st century including persistent insecurities and the revelation of sex. Insecurities are something that the majority of teenagers face, this is also accurate for Holden Caulfield. Towards the beginning of the novel, Holden speaks with a previous professor of his, Mr. Spencer, about how he had flunked out of Pencey Prep.
Literature – censorship and banning and Effects of reading “violent” or “obscene” literature During adolescent years, the human mind is susceptible to becoming highly influenced by the knowledge that it acquires and therefore it is quite reasonable that what information it receives is controlled. However, once at reaching maturity in the adult phase, a person can successfully determine for themselves whether to read something and implement it in their life or not. Themes and controversial material – explicit portrayal of violence/sexual themes The dystopian tale of ultra-violence A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess caused the author much discontent as out of the more than fifty works he published during his lifetime, it was the book that
The outsider in The Perks of Being a Wallflower The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is the first novel that comes to mind when talking about outsiders. Saying that Charlie, the main character of the novel is shy is an understatement. Charlie has an extremely difficult time with feelings and how to express them comparing to others, even if they may be confusing for anyone. The entire book is written as a series of letters to a “friend”. His letters give us an intimate look into his life, his thoughts, his hopes, his fears, and his fragile mental state.
To understand why the character Holden Caulfield is a misfit, it must be understood. A misfit is a person that is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of one's particular situation. This describes Holden to-a-t, because of his alienation problem, his conflict with “phoniness” and his struggle of growing up and leaving his small problems behind him. Throughout the novel,
Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals. But, if Twain told the story from the perspective of a character whom Huck portrays negatively, the reader could realize that his or her motives are similar to those of Huck.
The vulgar language within the novel isn’t only a means to an end that Zits wants, it’s also a message; a message that vividly depicts a struggling teen yearning for help/change in his life, but can’t seem to do it alone. Zits countlessly uses profanity because that is what will catch someone’s attention, which is precisely what he wants: someone to notice and save him from himself. These quandaries that Zits faces are the embodiment of what a vast majority of teens suffer and go through on an everyday basis. The novel Flight, could almost even be a novel which is a cry for help and attention itself; as the book is about a teen trying to find and save himself from himself, which is a problem everyone in life faces at one point whether we like to admit it or not. But, there’s no way to possibly run away from yourself, and Zits shows us that in the story; the only answer is to accept yourself for who you are, and then the problems will start to sort themselves and gradually get
Peer Pressured Teens Peer pressure influences teenagers in a few different ways, such as ditching, drinking, and drugs. I think Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of “Speak,” is saying is that in young teenagers’ lives, they are forced to participate in actions that they do not want to take part in. Melinda Sordino is influenced by peer pressure because she started ditching class (Halse). In the past, I have experienced being pressured to ditch as well. When it comes to peer pressure Melinda and I have ditching in common, but Melinda and I handled our situations very differently (Halse).
The Terrors of Youth There are many memories that may come to mind when someone speaks the word of adolescence. Some people recall times of gratification and innocent adventures, but for others the phrase “teenage years” holds horrific memories. For a section of the populace their “teen experiences” may be the most appalling time period, as they begin to undergo many changes. This concept of dark adolescence is present not only in the real world, but in the literary world as well. For example, in the novel A Separate Peace where a friendship turned in the wrong direction and a deadly war, mark the moments of growing up.
I felt lost after leaving, not to say after I found out he died. It illustrates iconography because of the details in the panel. I conclude this by telling some of the many things why my book "Persepolis" has many valuable things to share. Growing up in a revolutionary era was really difficult, being told what to do not just by your parents but also strangers is really frustrating and there is nothing you can do because if you don 't obey they will be serious consequences and also because they 're "grown ups" and we have to obey them. It 's not fair.