Perks of Being a Wallflower Static Image Explanation
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I was wrapped in cassette tapes while creating this poster. With the choosing of quotes, and the random ideas flowing through my head, this was the result. The following quote, “[t]his one tape had all these memories and feelings and great joy and sadness,” (Part 2, Page 62) from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, was chosen due to the meaning hidden within. The overall meaning to this quote is that this tape is the thing that makes Charlie, the protagonist, feel real.
Firstly, the chosen quote, “[t]his one tape had all these memories and feelings and great joy and sadness,” (Part 2, Page 62) plays an important part of the poster, as it gives the protagonist feelings where he is apart of this world. As this mix tape allowed Charlie to think about “how many people loved th[ese] songs,” (Part 2, Page 62) and how “many people got through bad times because of th[ese] songs,” (Part 2, Page 62) it also allows the older audience to share a feeling with the fictional character. The author allowed the readers to understand that music can help easing problems out, and it can give you multiple feelings where you can get through negative life choices.
Continuing from the quote is the cassette tape above the silhouette. As revealed in the poster, it is called ‘One Winter’, which is the name of the tape that Charlie has made for his friend, Patrick. This tape contained multiple songs from the Beatles to Fleetwood Mac (Part 2, Page 62), where it is based on a wintry theme. These songs, as stated by the quote, gives Charlie the feeling that his is alive, and he is experiencing multiple amazing feelings. Because the songs were handpicked by the protagonist, the poster revealed that the tape itself is wrapped around the silhou...
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In conclusion, this poster contains an attractive design, which can attract many of the audience members. Looking at the poster from a far distance, the audience will wonder why there is an empty figure and a cassette tape on top. When the poster is looked upon, many will question why cassette tape is wrapped around the silhouette, why is the cassette named ‘One Winter’, whether if the quote is talking about the tape, and whether or not the colours are significant or not. Although not many people may be thinking too deep when looking at the poster, they will most likely get the attention of the book, Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.