Being A Wallflower

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Stephen Chbosky was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 25, 1970. He was raised catholic of his parents Lea and Fred Chbosky. He is a novelist that heavily influenced by J.D Salinger’s novel “The Cather in the Rye” and the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. The Perks of being a Wallflower written as a semi-autographical novel published in 1999 by MTV Books, his novel become MTV books best-selling title and it has been translated into 31 languages and has remained on the New York Times bestseller. Chbosky has been announced that he was written the screenplay and will also direct it. In 2012 his film earned $33 million worldwide as well as numerous awards. The novel is about the intellectual and emotional maturation…show more content…
There’s a line that said “He’s a wallflower, you see things. You keep quiet about them, and you understand”. Charlie’s describe as a wallflower in a lot of instances like when he saw Patrick and brad kissed each other and had secret relationship. Charlie’s life is a framework of secret. Use of drugs, alcohol and sexuality are also this novel fits. There are many instances in which drugs and alcohol are used, either out of curiosity and sexuality that is new for Charlie even it is common to many teens. According to the author he stressed his desire that the story will reach out the teens who may feel alone or hopeless and help them see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. While the story aim for teens the message offer a great opportunity for parents to guide and help their children who may feel hopeless and alone (S. Chbosky, 2012). This story is about how an introvert teen deals with love, alienation and depression. He has set out to prove that the state of being isolated from a group or the feeling that you have no connection with people around you can very bad for a person. Charlie always felt that he wanted to sleep for a thousand years or just not exist, or just not want to be aware that you do exist. Those instances make Charlie unaware that he is suffering to mental illness or mental breakdown. The main points set out by the author was…show more content…
It is started when Charlie plays the role “rocky” a cut and hunk in The Rocky Horror Picture Show because Craig who plays it didn’t show up and even Sam didn’t know why. After that Mary Elizabeth asked Charlie to the Sadie Hawkin’s dance where unique because the girl asked a boy for a date and special for Charlie because it is his first date. Charlie started to ask about girl to his sister. Sam best friend of Mary Elizabeth, give Charlie information about her and how to treat a girl on date. Charlie did go to dance and he did what Sam said. After that everything was changed they have date again, hang out, watching movie, talk every day and one day Mary Elizabeth intended to have sex with Charlie in her house but it didn’t last. Charlie’s feeling was unhappy because he actually didn’t like Mary Elizabeth. He lied to her. This part is become interesting for me because Charlie was a kind of shy person and this is his first date ever and a girl who date him is something different for the other girls so I think it is more challenged to Charlie. I can’t figure it out how Charlie deal with this so I become interested what happens next and read more. The way it is written was amazing because it is in form of letter then every event in the story didn’t write direct or on point, you need to think deeper meaning of it. I enjoy reading this book and other can enjoy it because it is mix emotion felt
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