First 3 paragraphs - Both making their way through...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Both making their way through unexpected hardships, Piscine from Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi and Charlie from Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower embark on difficult journeys to self-discovery—illustrated through effervescent imagery and poignant depiction of events. While numerous intricacies coincide between these characters and their respective works, drastic differentiation between their presentation and repeated imagery also abound. “Charlie” is not the actual name if the letter writing protagonist in Perks, rather, it is the name he dubs himself in an attempt to stifle recognition by the friend he writes his soul-pouring letters to: “I really don’t want you to [figure out who I am]”. Charlie constantly faces belittling amounts of teasing because of his sensitivity and withdrawn persona. He changes his name, as well as the names of everyone else he mentions in order to evade embarrassment and allow for greater effect. If the “friend” were to realize who these people are, his opinion would belittle the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1105 taught by Professor Johnsmith during the Spring '11 term at Harrison College.

Page1 / 2

First 3 paragraphs - Both making their way through...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online