Molly Pals University Seminar 11/27/10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Bibliography- Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 1999. Main Characters: Charlie- Genius, something from his past is affecting his life but he cannot remember what it is, reads a lot of books that are given to him by his English teacher Sam- Charlie’s crush, Brings Charlie in as a friend but also introduces him to the party scene Patrick- Sam’s stepbrother, gay, has a secret relationship with the star QB of the school Older Sister- Typical high school teenager, thinks she is in love, hit by her boyfriend, gets pregnant but has an abortion Big Brother- In College, football player, comes home twice during the school year Aunt Helen- Sexually abused Charlie when he was a young boy, died a few years before the book’s current setting Teacher- Gives Charlie extra books and assignments because he is smarter than everyone else Anonymous friend- receiver of Charlie’s thought provoking letters Summary: Unlike the other books I have read so far for this class, this has a lot of small issues that would take pages to write about. The other books just had a couple of large issues that were easy to talk about.
During the year over which the letters span, this friend becomes the unwitting outlet for Charlie’s coming-of-age. Always a bit of an introvert, a “wallflower”, Charlie decides that this year will be different – and so it is, as he finally makes some connections with the likes of high school seniors; Sam and Patrick. He even finds friendship with his English teacher, Bill, who encourages him to participate in life. Charlie is silent but observant; shy but determined to please; introverted but filled with love and compassion. As well as dealing with the subject matter of a typical coming-of-age novel; Fitting in, puberty, first love etc.
Mr. Keating teaches them to be confident enough to tell their parents what they want in life, and what dreams they have. My favorite character in this movie is the shy Todd Anderson, who is played by Ethan Hauk. Todd’s the boy in the class who is really quiet and shy and you can tell early on those he’s not very self-confident and
Rodriguez felt safe in his Spanish speaking home because it was familiar to him. English seemed odd and difficult for Richard until a few of Richard’s teachers visited his house. They asked Richard’s parents to encourage the use of English, by using it more themselves. As Richard began to hear English more and more, "the high, troubling sounds of los gringos" became unnoticeable to him. Learning English helped Richard to achieve many things.
1.10 response ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ By Stephen Chbosky The text ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ written by Stephen Chbosky is about a boy named Charlie who has just started his first year of high school, who is socially awkward and has been since the death of his Aunty. Charlie is intelligent beyond his years but rarely shows it. He navigates his way through high school, making friends with a few seniors, two of which he becomes very close with, Patrick and Sam. Charlie’s freshman year experience is bumpy, as he comes across things like drugs and achohol, depression, first dates and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show. An event in the film that had a major impact on my was when Charlie friends had been performing in the play of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ but one of the actors hadn’t shown up, and Charlie was asked to fill in for this person.
My Captain!” In his class, he is making unusual works for his students in teaching them. An example of which is he ask the students stand on his desk in order to look at the world in a different way. In another class Keating has Neil read the introduction to their poetry textbook, prescribing a mathematical formula to rate the quality of poetry which Keating finds ridiculous, and he instructs his students to rip the introduction out of their books. Inspired by Keating, the secretly revive the school literary club named Dead Poets Society. Neil wants to be an actor but even though he knows that his father will disapprove he still continued to the audition that is held on his school for a play.
When telling a story about the cool thing that happened at school or how one beat that guy up, straight forwardness and honesty are often, if not always, disarrayed. When reiterating a story back to someone, the storyteller tends to rely on their inner experience rather than tell what actually happened. In “How to Tell A True War Story,” the narrators friend/fellow soldier, Rat Kiley, deals with this situation after his friend, Curt Lemon, dies. Kiley decides to write a condoling letter to Lemon’s sister trying to make sure she knows he is there for her. In the letter, Kiley, starts telling her how great friends Lemon and he was with one another.
In the next written assignment, I will adventure into the school life of Holden, and how the events in his family affected what he saw in school, and how he saw the world. In a quick view we see Holden pick up and tart read The Outsiders after a day of trying to contact his older brother, and it seems that the failure of this will bring the day to a low point that will continue throughout other activities, but its until he read the book that the melancholy passes over him regarding the situation between the three brothers, same as his own sibling. We see here a different side of Holden that we don’t see in the "Catcher in the Rye" until almost the very end of the book. I think if it had been added in the book, a scene with nature of this, the
The movie, Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir is set in an American private school during a time of romanticism in the first half of the twentieth century. Dead Poetâ€™s Society negotiates the transition of poetry and life as an unconventional English teacher encourages a group of private school boys to seize the day. The boys intimidate the teachers youth by reforming the dead poetâ€™s society and getting in touch with romanticism and their true inner life. However a fathers controlling nature pushes Neil Perry to his limits as the stress of all work and no play takes its toll. It is this scene where Neil sacrifices himself that has greatest impact and adds overall effectiveness to the movie.
Life As A Young Boy In James Joyce’s story “Araby”, a young man finds first love and learns disappointment, all in the span of a few short days. How is it that such a story could be told, with such strength and vitality? This is a tale revolving almost solely around gender, specifically the narrator in the story. He’s a young boy, living on North Richmond Street, attending the Christian Brothers’ School, exploring the world around him. His friend Mangan has a sister who occasionally comes out to call her brother in for the night, and it is here that we discover the narrator’s fascination (if not infatuation) with this girl.