The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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"The Perks Of Being A Wallflower"The author and director are both the same person, Stephen Chbosky.

The conflicts in this book all evolve around Charlie. He lives a typical teen life but goes through things that not everyone experiences. Charlie has trouble fitting in because other students find him weird and his best friend had committed suicide which Charlie has been very emotional with. He befriends himself with seniors which forces him to grow up quickly. At parties, Charlie is exposed to drugs and alcohol which he ends up trying because of peer pressure. Charlie then loses all his friends after an act of truth. Sam does something that triggers his past and causes him to become suicidal.

Charlie's bestfriend had committed suicide which had been harsh on him and affected his friendships with others. His first friends are seniors which takes a huge impact on Charlie. He falls under peer pressure as his fellow mates are involved with smoking, alcohol and drugs. After becoming close to his friends, Charlie begins dating Mary Elizabeth but after a game of truth or dare, he loses all his friends whome ignored him at school. Patrick had a fight with his ex boyfriend and Charlie jumped in, saving Patrick. After his heroic act, Charlie is able to make friends with them again. He then goes to a party and is found past out on the lawn. Sam and Charlie get together but Sam does something which triggers his past. Charlie then becomes suicidal and blames the death of his aunty on him however, Charlie was saved just in time and was sent to hospital.



Charlie SamPatrickAunt HelenMary-ElizabethCandace

Logan LermanEmma WatsonErza WilliamsMelanie LynskeyMae WhitmanNina Dobrevman


The low camera level was used on the scene after Charlie bashed up Brad and his mates when he was sticking up for Patrick. This effect made Charlie look much bigger and scarier that everybody else in the scene. This could make the audience feel scared or maybe proud of Charlie.The cut effect was used in the film when Charlie was having a flashback about his aunt Helen. The film went from the scene of Charlie standing on his stair case at his current age to when he was 6 with his brother and sister greeting his aunt Helen into their home to live with them. This shot showed exactly what Charlie was thinking and although it was a long time ago it is still a memory of Charlies and it still haunts him to this day.

Overall, both the book and movie are quite similar because the author and director was the same. The book/film shows that not every teen has the same life. Charlie in particular lives the life as a wallflower- an unpopular individual. I enjoyed how some scenes were relatable to myself and others. So many good quotes are in this book/film, like; "we accept the love we think we deserve."

The author of this book had dropped hints along the way. Charlie's taste in music is all over the place. He has mix tapes and cassettes that contains songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. He goes to a highschool and the system is American-like. Charlie also speaks about his family that lives in Ohio and is 2 hoursa away from them. From this, Charlie lives somewhere in USA close to Ohio.

My Thoughts




Jennifer Chea

"You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand. You're a wallflower"

Camera Angles

While Charlie is kissing his girlfriend, Mary-Elizbeth, the sound of a car driving up the drive way is heard. This is a diegetic sound. In the movie, Charlie is narrating what is happening around him. For example, in the ending of the movie, Charlie speaks about getting a happier life. This is a non-diegetic sound.



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