The Perks of Being a Wallflower Essay | Essay

Stephen Chbosky
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Romanticism Today

Summary: The Romanticism movement from early America is still active today, as evidenced through the novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
The World Wide Web's dictionary defines "romance" as a strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something. Romanticism, derived from its root word "romance" was an era of intellectual thought and emotional expression during the 18th century. However, this enlightening movement was not short-lived. In fact, it continues from its origin in the 18th century to modern day society. The Romanticism movement does so through expressive lyrical poetry and novelistic writings, as well as contemporary paintings, photography, and digital art. Today's society has expanded its limits of expressiveness and intellect to reach further boundaries of contemplation and philosophy that can be found when observing these contemporaries. One of the most exemplary forms of contemporary Romanticism can be found in postmodern literature. In The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Romanticism is exemplified through examples of contemplation and observation, acceptance, and optimism.

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