F. D Salinger's The Perks Of 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…
Charlie has a brother and sister, and is the youngest child of the family. He was never raised religious but he does believe in god. He is starting high school, and is very lonely because he didn’t have any friend and his only friend Michael commit suicide, because of that he write a letter to unknown person. Charlie loves reading books also write essays for his English advanced class which is his favourite subject. Bill his teacher gives him a lot of book to read and also to write an essay about book so that his writing skills get better. Bill says that Charlie is smarter than all other kids and can handle more work and found that he is a shy student that even he knew the answer he didn’t participate in class and He is an outcast in high school and is trying to find himself. He is very shy when he first meet people, can’t speak focused and when he talks he often drifts from topic to topic quickly. He also loves music and make mix tape. He wanted to become writer someday. Patrick is a senior in Charlie’s school he is a hilarious character. Also his name is “Nothing” he got this nickname when a kids used to tease him in middle school and the name just stuck. He was a new kid in school district at the time because his dad married a new woman in that area. He is Sam’s step brother. He is also a big football fan and chain smokes cigarettes with Sam. Patrick is gay and is interested romantically in Brad one of the player of football in his…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
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