Perks of Being a Wallflower - Literature;
Discussion Questions: 1. 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.
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