I was impressed by how the author managed to embody so complex issues so harmoniously. The themes analyzed in the work are the clash between the Jewish world and the Christian world, love, friendship, and justice, and how the latter, without the mediation of human reason, might be brutal if applied literally. The economy is a matter of primary importance in this play, where there is a rivalry between the merchant economy and religious traditions. During Shakespeare's era lending money with the relocation of an interest had become a common practice, so that the principles of economics surpassed religious principles. Venetians of the Venice Mercantile express a deep intolerance towards the Jews. Shylock practices an immoral profession (the borrower), and shows no pity because of the accumulated rancor resulting from years of torture suffered, including the ban on Jews to practice many other professions in Venice.
I had already analyzed this work during the second year of the middle school and I always like to read a few steps, especially the part of the happy ending love story between Portia and Bassanio, Jessica and Lorenzo. I loved this love and adventure story, especially because it is set in Venice that in my opinion is one of the beauties that Italians can boast around the world. Is divided into five acts, each one of them is rich in affairs and loving intrigues or rivalries caused by religion and money. All extremely current themes, unfortunately.
Education, rudeness, respect, adversity, are all terms that we know, belong to us, and are part of others, contributing in some way to the formation of all of us. Charlie's first year of high school is a life-changer. After being introduced to drugs and alcohol, meeting some of the best friends he may ever have and discovering some dark secrets, Charlie is definitely about to grow up.
Charlie finds himself battling some pretty dark moments of depression, and he might not have found his way out without his friends. If he remained isolated and alone, he wouldn't have had all those fights, break-ups, and other depression-inducing incidents. He's not always the most supportive companion, but he does what he can; this is what I call true friendship.
Drugs play an important role in the plot as in the lives of most young people. I personally find the drugs and the alcohol of adolescent mistakes that we only commit to feeling in a group or superior to someone. The consequences? Not so great.
The love between friends, between family members, and between a teenager and his first big crush. Feelings, and how to express them, are confusing for anyone, but Charlie has an exceptionally difficult time with it. Love is the most beautiful and truest feeling that human beings can experience and is magically represented in the book through the sincere letters of the protagonist to his friend and in the movie by the looks.
I admit to seeing the film before and then reading the book We are infinite, nevertheless, I found both extraordinary for the development. We all definitely felt like Charlie. That boy who was always sitting on his own and tightened the books to himselves as if they had a magical power. That boy who did not have friends but only knowledge, the nerd that focused on a page, striving to ignore everything else, the whole world. That boy never denied himself to appear in the world and I like that deep feeling. I particularly liked the end in which we really find out what happened to this guy so "out of the world", this guy who never thinks of what he wants and needs, but he thinks only of others, his goal is not disturbing people around him and trying to make him feel good. Charlie feels alive only when he is with his two friends Patrick and Sam, when they are not alone he feels alone and he does not know what to do, he goes into crisis and thinks and thinks, not really getting to a goal.
"The perks of being a wallflower is certainly not a superficial book"
"We accept the love we believe to deserve"
"You look at things from afar and understand. Do not show them"
"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both sad and happy and I am still trying to figure out how that could be."
film vs book
In the book we can only see Charlie's point of view and we feel almost imprisoned in his head, but in the film he always plays the main role, but we can observe more directly how to deal with different situations and how it interacts with others. Also different is the weight that the director gives to the role of the family, which is much more neglected in the film. Afterwords Charlie talks about Bill’s teachings in the book, but in the movie, we get to see Bill as a more multi-faceted person. To be honest the book seemed to me a lot more reflective than the film, which gave me more freedom of mind thanks to the voices and the looks of the actors and above all I loved the music and soundtracks that in my opinion improve any story. The novel is structured as a series of letters to an anonymous person labeled “friend” who Charlie is somewhat aware of but doesn’t really know, I found this very original initiative to tackle these issues. Furthermore the movie slowly comes to a close when things get really intense between Sam and Charlie, and they are about to have sex, and then he see Aunt Helen. Likewise the movie ends with Charlie narrating the final pages of the book to link to the book, something that I found very pretty.
- a person who because of shyness, unpopularity, or lack of a partner, remains at the side at a party or dance.
- any person that remains on or has been forced to the sidelines of any activity
- a person who see things and keep quiet about them and understand