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Allusions in Perks of Being A Wallflower
Transcript of Allusions in Perks of Being A Wallflower
Why Is Music Important to Charlie? Music, in particular, plays an important role in
Charlie's life. From the mixed tapes he makes to
the information he gains.
In his own way, it is the music he listens to that
helps him understand life. And, eventually, helps
him connect to life. Music motivates him to
Literature Charlie reads many books during his freshman year,
many of them that resonate with him at particular
points in time. These allusions to great literature
show how important writing is to Charlie. They are also the other way that Charlie begins to live.
Books are an important form of symbolism as well.
They symbolize a way to escape and hide from the
world but they also symbolize a way to open
yourself to the world. Television There is one key television show mentioned in the text: M*A*S*H. The series premiered in the U.S. on September 17, 1972, and ended February 28, 1983, with the finale, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", becoming the most watched television episode in U.S. television history at the time. Yet, they are still watching it in 1991. This allusion is quite interesting because it is the one time that we see a strong emotion from Charlie's father. He cries - this gives the reader a small amount of insight to Charlie's father's history. The programme was based around a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. A War that quickly evolved into something devastating.