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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Description of Plot
Exposition: Charlie doesn't have friends; blends in with the crowd; wallflower.
Rising Action: Charlie meets Sam and Patrick and is introduced to their group of friends
Climax: Charlie realizes that he finally feels accepted and fits in somewhere
Falling Action: Sam, Patrick, and the rest of the seniors graduate
Resolution: Charlie spends the summer writing about how much enjoyed his freshman year
Setting
The book takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It begins on August 25, 1991 and ends on August 23, 1992. The entire book is about his freshman year, Most of the book takes place or revolves around the high school that Charlie attends.
Mood
mood-dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked by the text
Mood: laid back
"So, if this does end up being my last letter, please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough."
Figurative Language
language that contains or uses figures of speech
Prezi by Claire Duran
The Author
Stephen Chbosky was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
He was born on January 25, 1970
He was raised in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania
He graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program.
Occupation: Novelist, screenwriter, and film director
Summary
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about a 15 year old boy named Charlie, who is a freshman in high school. Patrick and Sam, seniors at Charlie's school take him under their wing and introduce him to their group of friends. Charlie struggles through his freshman year with problems with drugs, girls, friends, family life, and his school work. However, Charlie enjoys every minute of it. He discovers that being a part of a group of friends can get you through just about anything.
Conflict
Man vs. Man: Charlie has to fight some of the football players at lunch for bulling Patrick
Man vs. Society: People at Charlie's school usually don't accept him. They bully him in the halls and make fun of him.
Man vs. Self: Charlie constantly struggles with over thinking and depression.
Point of View
The story is written in first person.
"I hope they didn't call this afternoon because I wasn't there. I hope it's okay that I'm telling you this. I just don't know what else to do." pg. 75
Definitions
theme- the subject of a talk,a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition
"Running after the sun. Then, I started running. And everything was as good as it could be." pg.170, theme: happy
genre- a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter
Genre of story: Fiction. ex: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
imagery- visually descriptive or figurative language
"Incidentally, Sam has brown hair and very very green eyes."
Tone
tone- the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers
Tone: serious
"We accept the love we think we deserve."
PLOT
The story is a non-linear plot.
non-linear plot- two or more major plots that occur within a story and usually intersect
"A Saturday ago, I was in the dentist's office, and I heard this conversation."
"Quit hanging on my shoulders like a monkey."
"And my mind played hopscotch."
"You're white as a sheet, Charlie."
"It gives them some mold to fit in how they act."
"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
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