Perks Of Being A Wallflower Book And Film Analysis

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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. The director, Stephen Chbosky, makes the viewer really grasp the depressing and gloomy mood and emotion of Charlie, as he goes through his frightening first year of high school. To transition from the book to the movie, Chbosky uses different types of cinematic techniques. In the book, Stephen Chbosky, makes the reader feel involved in Charlie 's life by using description, imagery, and -------. In the movie, Stephen Chbosky uses dutch-angle, flashback, and tracking-shot to show the mood of the scene. In the book, Stephen Chbosky uses description to show that Charlie is depressed and empty, while in the movie he uses dutch-angle to display the same emotion. For example, In the beginning of the book Charlie said “I do not like high school.”(3) Then he goes on to write about this girl named Susan who changed a lot since middle school, he proceeds to write and then says “I keep quiet most of the time, and only one
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