preview

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Essay

Decent Essays
Character- The main character Charlie is developed in many ways throughout the story. His whole demeanor changed from page one. He actually started smoking in the middle of the book. “When I light it, I didn’t cough. It actually felt soothing. I know that’s bad in a health class kind of way, but it was true.”-pg 102 His personality was different after that. He always tried to be friendly to anyone he met but if you weren’t nice to his friends he didn’t really respect them after that. His dialogue is very similar throughout the whole book. He is very friendly when he talks and tries to be polite. Charlie is trying to make friends and keep them. He succeeds with some coaching from his english teacher who Charlie calls Bill. Bill…show more content…
connotation- someone like Charlie
MASH- denotation- a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr.- connotation- a tv show in the 1990’s
Masturbation-denotation- manual stimulation of the genital organs- connotation- when you rub your genitials until you have an organism
Affirmation-denotation- the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed- connotation- confirming something
Oldsmobile- denotation- was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors- connotation- an older car that was driven in the 20th century
Chain-Smoking- denotation- smoke continually, esp. by lighting a new cigarette from the butt of the last one smoke.- connotation- lighting the last one to the next one (cigarettes)
Jaded- denotation- tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something- connotation- someone who is bored after something
Idealist- denotation- a person who is guided more by ideals than by practical considerations- connotation- someone following a “perfect person”
Walden- denotation- Walden is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau- connotation- a book Bill gave Charlie
Buzzed- denotation- have an air of excitement or purposeful activity- connotation- what the excitement of Patrick is

Point of view- Stephen Chbosky goes sort of back and forth between first person and third person omniscient. Charlie is the main
Get Access