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Stephen Chbosky

Background of Author (Stephen Chbosky) Stephen Chbosky  born January 25, 1970 is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the coming of age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), as well as for screenwriting and directing the film version of the same book, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film Rent, and was co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the CBS television series Jericho,...

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English Advanced Journeys

English Speech – “The only journey is the one within” The internal journey; the journey within has been the subject of great cogitation and contemplation throughout academic discussion. Through scrutiny of Ivan Sen’s film ‘Beneath Clouds’ and Stephen Chbosky’s ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ we begin to see aspects of the affiliation between the internal journey and alternate journeys. Today, ladies and gentlemen I argue that the inner journey is the central and pinnacle of all conceived journeys...

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower This modern, coming-of-age novel written by Stephen Chbosky follows the teenage life of a new freshman named Charlie. Through his letters to a mysterious stranger, readers follow his typical and not-so-typical experiences as he learns about friendship, relationships, sexuality, drugs, and everything that teenagers are often faced with growing up. Charlie gives insight into the non-glamorous life of a so-called “wallflower”. The use of “Point of View” in this novel...

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Belonging: the Perks of Being a Wallflower

The perks of being a wallflower Source: Fictional novel Release date: 1st February 1999 Author: Stephen Chbosky The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a set of fictional diary entries written by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie is the adolescent narrator who is in his tenth year of high school. Charlie decides to write anonymous letters to someone simply because he wants someone to listen and to not question his thoughts. The letters began after his only friend Michael committed suicide. Not belonging...

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Perks of Being a Wallflower, Should It Be Included on a Children's Literature Module?

Published in 1999, Stephen Chbosky received critical acclaim for writing a novel dealing with the sensitive issues some teenagers face during their time at high school. Exploring homosexuality, sex, drugs, violence and love, our protagonist Charlie goes on a long and traumatic journey exploring events from his past that have shaped him in to the person he is now. The novel, written in an epistolary style, the letters are being sent to an unknown person, ‘Dear Friend …’ (Chbosky, 1999:3). No replies...

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Narrative Essay- Perks of Being a Wallflower

Don’t Simply Exist “Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.” (Chbosky 145) I will never forget the moment I read those words. That one quote, that one line, had so much significance in my life and still does to this day. The quote is from the novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. And from that moment, I knew it was okay to not be okay and that I was not alone. A wallflower is a person who would rather pay attention to what goes...

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The perks of Being a Wallflower

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Author: Stephen Chbosky Extended written text: Novel In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, some of the characters in this text judge Charlie’s muteness as him being socially awkward and a freak and does not see it as the way of him coping with his sense of personal responsibility of a disturbin family secret that he has repressed for his entire life. Although to be completely honest I labsolutely loved the supporting characters for being there and supporting...

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Stephen Chbosky was born in 1970. He wrote the screenplay for the film Rent. As a teenager Stephen loved reading classics such as “The Catcher in the Rye” and other books of the horror & fantasy blend. Tennessee Williams was his favorite author. In 1992 he graduated from the University of Southern California’s screenwriting program. Stephen currently lives in California & is an active gay rights supporter. This teenage boy who calls himself...

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How is Perks of being A WallFlower a Tragedy

suffering, but it is also full of the overcoming of it” (itsworthquoting.com, 2013) by Hellen Keller has a strong meaning to encourage individuals to stand strong when a tragedy appears in life. In the novel, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky the main character Charlie faces many tragedies in his developing years of life such as the self-inflicted death of his best friend Michael, the death of his aunt Helen who was his favorite person in the whole world and many other devastating...

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Analysis of the Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Chbosky, Stephen: Pocket Books UK, 2009) is a novel set sometime in the 1990’s, and focuses on the life of Charlie, a troubled fifteen year old boy who is just trying to find his place in the world. The book is written in the form of letters written from Charlie to an unknown ‘friend’. Many controversial issues are dealt with throughout the course of the novel but Chbosky writes in such a way that makes the book and its characters relatable and likable. Charlie...

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