The Perks of Being a Wallflower Questions. Okay, we'll ask: what exactly are the perks of being a wallflower?
Is Charlie a static character—one who stays basically the same—or a dynamic character—one who changes throughout the course of the novel? Does not knowing the character's real names affect your attachment to them? What kind of role model is Bill to Charlie? Charlie's sister says that Sam and Mary Elizabeth have low self-esteem. Do you agree with her? People who Shmooped this also Shmooped... Advertisement. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age epistolary novel by American writer Stephen Chbosky which was first published on February 1, 1999 by Pocket Books.
Its narrator is an introverted teenager known as Charlie, who describes his experiences in a series of letters to an anonymous stranger. Set in the early 1990s, the novel follows Charlie through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb. Intelligent beyond his years, he is an unconventional thinker; as the story begins, the reader learns that Charlie is also shy and unpopular. Chbosky took five years to develop and publish The Perks of Being a Wallflower, creating the characters and other aspects of the story from his own memories. The novel addresses themes permeating adolescence, including introversion, sexuality, and drug use. Plot The story begins with a quiet, sensitive, 15-year-old boy named Charlie writing letters about his life to an unknown recipient.
Background and writing See also The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In 1999, MTV premiered Making the Video and The Tom Green Show, their hit reality show The Real World went to Hawaii, and they got a lot of airplay out of that Prince song.
You know the one. Oh, and on top of all that, they published The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This novel by Stephen Chbosky features the three sensational things that make The Real World (and MTV as a whole) so successful: sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Although, now that we think about it, it might be more Rocky Horror Picture Show than rock 'n' roll—but there's enough music in Perks to keep you humming for hours. The novel follows a fifteen-year-old introverted boy named Charlie through his freshman year of high school.
Written as a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous recipient, it almost feels like you're reading Charlie's private diary—scandalous, we know. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an honest look into the life of a teenager, warts and all. It's not a smooth ride, either. Bild1. Perks of being a wallflower. Mia Townson Crompton: book review.
There are many life-lessons in this story. Describe one. Suggested Response: The lessons of the story include: (1) standing on the fringes of life leads nowhere; if you want something, go for it; if you don't you'll never get it; if you try, you will often succeed; (2) acceptance by others and acceptance of others is important to everyone; as the author/director said in the commentary "When we accept each other, we save each other every day"; (3) people accept the love they think they deserve; (4) at the end of the day it's your family and your friends who get you through life. [After one student has described a lesson from the story go to several other students in succession until all ideas have been exhausted.
[The following two questions should be asked together] 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. For 18 additional Discussion Questions, see the Supplemental Materials for this Guide. Assignments and Assessments: 1. 3. The_perks_of_being_a_wallflower_eng_9c_v34-37.docx. The-perks-of-being-a-wallflower-study-guide.