Compare And Contrast Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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Perks of being a Wallflower is a novel that was published in 1999 and adapted into a screenplay in 2012. Both the book and the movie have a huge cult following, including yours truly. I originally read this book in middle school and it honestly changed my life. It was the first book I connected with so strongly. When the movie was announced, I was thrilled. My best friend and I drove about an hour away to a specific theater to see the movie during its small release. Fortunately, the movie did the story justice and my friend and I left the theater with smiles on our faces. The book was able to achieve things that the movie could not, that being said, the movie as well was able to achieve things the book could not possibly do. This fact led me to explore what the …show more content…
Through this process, I realized how medium can influence the telling of a story. A book can only do as much as book can do and that goes for a movie or Twitter feed as well. This allowed me to see that sometimes the restrictions or allowances of medium can affect the reception of the story for different types of people. If you are more visual and hearing type of person, Twitter feeds and Movies maybe best for you. If you are more into reading and imaging certain aspects of a story, a book and a Twitter feed can do you justice. A Twitter feed can have reading portions, hearing portions, and seeing portions, but is much more restricted in terms of detail of the story, because of its character count and casual toned nature. So, if you enjoy more detailed versions of stories maybe chose a movie or book instead of a twitter feed. Overall, this project exemplifies that material contexts or mediums have their own specific hindrances and capabilities that affect not only the way a story is told, but how it is perceived by different

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