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.
This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp. Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else.
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.
Likewise Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967), deals with two weeks in the life of a fourteen year old boy. The story of the novel is about the protagonist Pony boy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. Ramble Fish (1975) is another novel in which the protagonists are orphans. That novels give a strong impression about the problems that are faced by the teenagers; “Many contemporary young adult novels seem to reflect genuine confusion over what the job of parents. Consist of, beyond keeping kids fed and safe”
It is, thus, a pressuring and life-changing moment. Langston Hughes, the author and narrator of the composition, “Salvation,” is met with a barrage of thought and emotion come deliverance. Langton’s naivete mistook his aunt’s metaphoric description of salvation, and this led to an absence of spiritual epiphany when the time came. Ultimately, this evoked great dismay and skepticism toward his indoctrinated ideology. Langton's failure to understand the nuances of language is thus the cause of him losing faith in the church and
Kasey Otazu 11118 Midterm The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a bestseller written by author Sherman Alexie it tells the story of Junior. Junior is growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is determined to take his future into his own hands because his fear of ending up like the people around him. The book follows important themes such as managing misery with humor, chasing hopes and aspirations, racism, the support of family, alcoholism and living in between two cultures.
To not seem “phony”, a recurring word in the novel, J.D. Salinger utilizes repetitive dialogue for the main character Holden Caulfield, to show how desperately Holden doesn’t want to seem insincere and fake. He believes that of all of his prep schools he has been too were all “full of phonies” (Catcher in the rye, page 2). They are were trying to appear better than they were, because that is what they grew up seeing society around them doing.
The Breakfast Club is not in fact a movie about bacon 'n eggs. It’s a coming of age film about five different teenagers all linked together by one common element, Saturday detention. At first, they are all close-minded and judgmental of each other until they come to realize they may be from different circles of friends but are not so different in the end. This film is still very relatable to this day. Everyone in this film is in his or her own societal bubbles, but come to understand they are all facing the same problems.
Catcher in the Rye In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the narrator and protagonist Holden Caulfield a sixteen year old junior undergoes a series of changes. Holden learns multiple life changing lessons; one of them is you must grow up. In the beginning of the novel, Holden starts out as “that kid”; the one with the parents who expect him to get into an ivy league school, and end up with a kid with no intentions of doing so. At the beginning of the book it is very apparent that Holden lacks motivation; he also has hit rock bottom.
Why do people feel it’s necessary to prove themselves of their dedication and intelligence? And Still We Rise was written by Miles Corwin, a former Los Angeles Times reporter and a well-educated author of many acclaiming books, and published in 2001. The story focuses on twelve individuals, minorities, who are determined to move past their grim lives and graduate high school. These students, all of whom are minorities, have struggled throughout their childhood whether if it was domestic abuse, or the need for money in a poor community. Their only safe haven is school and their ticket out of their past is education.
In a span of seventeen years, from 1980 to 1997, the number of the incarcerated individuals imprisoned due to non-violent drug offenses increased from forty thousand to five hundred thousand (Drugpolicy.org, n.d.). At the start of the decade only 2% of Americans viewed drugs in America as a major issue, but after only nine years, that number grew to an astonishing 64%. The media and politicians contributed to this meteoric rise in such a short time. Television networks and news programs began to cover the negative side effects of drugs that were ignored during the two previous free living decades.
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Anyone over the age of twenty years can proudly state that they have survived their teen years. The same individuals can reflect and remember the friendships, the heartaches, but mostly the memories of those years. It was a time of no bill payments, little stress, and mostly carefree. Not one single person experiences their teen years the same, which is what makes the world unique. Looking back, being a teenager can be the most difficult time in a person’s life: trying to figure oneself out, thinking their parents are against them, and wanting to fit in with their peers.