Book review - The Guardian: "‘Although the book is, at times, very upsetting, it is ultimately uplifting and life-affirming." (https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/aug/07/the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower-stephen-chbosky-review
Formal Essay #3 – Argumentative Research Paper
English Comp 102 - Spring 2021
1st Draft Due: Thursday November 11, 2021
Final Draft Due: Tuesday November 23, 2021
For this research paper, you will explore a topic (argument) of your interest that stems from our reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In your paper you must develop an argument that incorporates at least two outside sources. Works Cited MUST be included.
Novel: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Choose one of the following prompts:
In the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky makes a number of pop culture references (literature, film, and music) through Charlie, his protagonist. Write an essay exploring how pop culture may have influenced Chbosky’s writing of Perks.
You may also choose to explore how multiple referenced works collectively informed a specific aspect of the novel.
The novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower explores themes such as coming of age, sexuality, drug use, friendship, and tragedy.
Choose one of the themes above (or another you have drawn from the book), locate an outside source of nonfiction from popular culture, whether it be an essay or documentary film, and compare/contrast how each source handles your chosen theme. Fiction vs nonfiction.
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