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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

What does The Perks of Being a Wallflower teach us about life? 

One of my favorite messages in this novel is the importance of inclusivity and celebrating diversity. When we make space for everyone's experiences and voices and see people as their authentic...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2019 11:12 pm UTC

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, was Charlie's sister sexually abused?

Although there is more than one character in the book who is sexually abused, including Charlie, we never find out that his sister Candace was sexually abused. Charlie was molested by his Aunt...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016 3:31 am UTC

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Can someone help me think of a thesis statement using the book "Perks of Being a Wallflower"?

One possible thesis statement for The Perks Of Being A Wallflower could compare and contrast certain elements of the novel or style of writing with another similar novel. For example you could...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015 1:32 pm UTC

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What is the author's purpose in The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

The main tenet of authorship is that all writers have three intentions when producing work. The first potential purpose is to inform. This type of narrative comes in the form of research-based or...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013 12:08 pm UTC

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What does the clock that Patrick gives to Charlie mean?

In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, protagonist Charlie and his friend Patrick have an odd relationship. Charlie at first thinks that Patrick is dating his crush, Sam, but then finds out that they...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 1:39 pm UTC

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, who is Charlie's greatest ally? Who is his worst influence?  

In The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, I would suggest that Charlie has two allies who help him through this coming-of-age story. First is his teacher Bill. From the onset of the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 1:40 pm UTC

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

How can I compare Hamlet to The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

What a fun question! There are many similarities between the character Hamlet and Charlie, the protagonist in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. For one, both characters have strong internal thoughts...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2019 10:58 pm UTC

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In Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, what are some quotes and examples for the following literary...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower lends itself to analysis because of the many uses of different literary devices and techniques. However, some of your considerations are going to be more than single...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019 6:36 pm UTC

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What are the themes of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

Stephen Chbosky's epistolary novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes the reader in a journey through adolescent life through the eyes of main character Charlie. A lonely freshman in high...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

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What are some examples of onomatopoeia, rhetorical questions, and idioms in The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

On page 163 of the book, Patrick and Charlie are driving after Brad and Patrick get into a fight. Patrick throws a bottle of wine out of the car and it lands with a crash. In this case, "crash" is...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2016 6:50 pm UTC

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Compare Charlie with Holden Caulfield.

Charlie is the protagonist of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999). Holden is the central character in The Catcher in the Rye (1951). What do these two characters have in common? Quite a lot,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2017 2:16 pm UTC

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There is a poem named "A Person, A Paper, A Promise " in the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Why does Charlie...

The chief reasons why a person responds to a poem usually have to do with the themes, connotations, and denotations, as well as the style and sound devices of that poem. The main character of The...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2015 2:06 am UTC

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How is Charlie effected by Aunt Helen?

Whether the ultimate effect of the influence is negative or positive, it is obvious that Charlie is very strongly affected by Aunt Helen's presence in his life, both before and after her death. On...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 11:11 am UTC

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How are the themes of The Perks of Being a Walfower and the poem "O Me! O Life!" alike and how are they different?

One similarity between the themes of Whitman's "O Me! O Life!" and The Perks of Being a Wallflower lies in how both affirm the possibility of happiness. Both works highlight the struggle to find...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016 2:54 pm UTC

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A modern Holden? I finally read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I'm wondering exactly what you think is so...

I'm not sure I understand the refusal to read a book based upon conclusions others have drawn about it. One of the purposes of reading literature is that we each draw our own conclusions and form...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2010 7:13 am UTC

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