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.
The novel “The perks of being a wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky is a short but enticing novel about the life of a boy named Charlie. The novel is written in a first person narrative and similar style to that of “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger and the readers get to experience a life changing year with Charlie. The author, Stephen Chbosky uses cultural and literary references throughout the novel to deepen the meaning of the themes in his book, they allow the reader to perceive Charlie’s experience as a teenage boy enduring life’s challenges and adapting to life. The allusions also allow the reader to more deeply comprehend the setting and time period of the novel, the songs and films are very much interlocked with the culture of the 90’s and therefore with Chbosky’s use of all these cultural references the readers are reaffirmed of the time setting with more understanding of what Charlie discovers in his coming of age. Coming of age is a very significant theme in this particular novel.
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The movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, is based in Western Pennsylvania and directed towards teenage boys and girls. The story begins with a teenage boy named Charlie Kelmeckis who is entering his freshman year of high school. He is trying to cope with the death of a close friend and close relative, his own life, his lack of friends, and starting a new life at a new school. Chbosky does a miraculous job at narrating all of these issues through the eyes of the shy, introverted teenager. The reader will experience waves of emotion as they progress throughout the movie about Charlie’s life as he goes down the road of realization and grows up.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Shows Charlie’s struggles as he finds his place during his freshman year of high school. Chboksy writes the novel through a series of letters from Charlie to a person he calls ‘friend’. Depicting his struggles with love, friends, and drugs through the engaging and fast-paced text Chbosky illustrates the dramatic struggle many high school students face. Candidly, he acknowledges the toll mental illness and, illustrates the importance and power of friendship. Consequently, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for all those who have been through high school.
People who have the knowledge use the power received from it to keep the people without knowledge under their control. Society controls the characters, which allows the main
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.
Effects of Single Stories and Post-colonialism The power of a single story is that it can make us believe that the world is as the story tells it, without questioning the authors who are constructing the narrative. According to Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” speech, That is how to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become, it is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power. Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.
Charlie is a 15-year-old Caucasian boy who is a freshman in high school. Charlie lives with his mother, father, and older sister. At school, Charlie deals with bullies, bad influences, and depression. He does not describe having very many friends at his school with exception to his two new friends that he recently met. Charlie reports both, feelings of happiness and sadness at the same time.
Introduction. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson follows the story of a 9th grade girl, Melinda, and her emotional journey through freshman year, as she begins to understand her emotions. Twisted, also written by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a story about a boy named Tyler Miller, who struggles with his social status in high school, and maintaining a relationship with his family. Melinda, talk about emotional wellness. Tyler, talk about social wellness.
As Michael Jackson once said, ‘you are not alone’. This message is also exhibited in the film and novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is a coming of age novel that follows the life of a 15-year old boy, Charlie, who is entering his first year of high school. Both the film and novel follow the same plot, but the characterization of Charlie differs. Whereas in the novel, Charlie is portrayed as an introverted, observant boy suffering from post-traumatic stress, the film depicts him as outgoing, less observant, and depressed.
The outcome of Rhetorical Analysis and Argumentation was met in the essay “Suicide in High School.” In this essay, we had to analyze the book Perks of Being a Wallflower, a book that is considered controversial and inadequate for students in various districts. The reason why it has been banned and challenged very frequently is because of its explicit content (lines_). Throughout the process of this writing this essay, I had to consider the arguments that deemed this book inadequate and adequate for students, but my overall goal to create an evaluation based on these factors and determine its suitability in a high school course. In this essay, I determined Perks of Being a Wallflower, was a great fit for my school based on the curriculum objectives,