Perks of Being a Wallflower

Connecting my book to Greek Mythology

About Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower is about a boy named Charlie who is extremly shy, with bad anixiety. The story is revolved around how he is in his freshmen year of high school and is trying to partcipate more in his life rather then just watching it go by.

protagonist/antagonist/main characters

The protagonist of the story is Charlie and the antagonist is his Aunt Helen. Other main characters are his best friends Sam, Patrick, Charlies sister Candace.

Main Characters

This book was written by Stephen Chbosky

Connections

My four connections to this book are:

1. Euridice's death was very sudden and unexpected. She was killed, like Aunt Helen was.

2. After losing Euridice again Orpheus plays his lyre as and escape and a companion like how Charlie writes and listens to music to escape his loneliness.

3. Euridice was friends with only the forest and the plants and animals, Charlie before he met Sam and Patrick was only friends with his books and basically himself.

4. Apollo tried to get Euridice to get with him and leave Orpheus, like how Charlie wanted Sam to leave her boyfriend to get with him except Charlie wasn't aggressive or demanding about it like Apollo was.

Critique of the book

Perks of being a Wallflower was one of the best books I've ever read. In some ways (not all) its easy to connect to what Charlie is going through and the way he thinks.

Greek mythology really does connect to modern day literature because some of the greatest stories of all time like Romeo and Juliet have come from or is really similar to stories like Thisbe and Pyramus or how Psyche and Eros is like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White.