Character Development Of Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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Stephen Chbosky was born on 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the college of Southern California and received his Bachelor for fine Arts. Chbosky now writes screen plays; he is also a television writer in addition to a stage writer. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. The book became automatically very popular. In an interview, Chbosky explains that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will allow readers to relate with the issues and find a common ground with Charlie and his friends and the problems that they face in the book. Charlie, a teenager has suffered from many problems including clinical depression, bullying, being a victim of sexual abuse and the loss of loved ones. All these problems ‘introduced in the book’ affects Charlie’s psychological state which eventually made him unable to continue living his life as a teen his age supposed to be. Chbosky’s character development within the book will make the readers relate to every aspect in Charlie’s character and his journey from adolescence to adulthood. At the beginning of the story he was broken, friendless and troubled teen eventually developing to a better person achieving his inner peace by the help of the people around him. The novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a series of letters from the main character Charlie to an unknown person out of the feeling of abandonment and loneliness he feels throughout the story. Charlie expresses his need of a friend to the anonymous
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