Melinda is affected throughout the novel increasing the amount of feelings of weakness and rejection and helps her recover from this as well. The novel begins with the introduction of Melinda giving perspective of her situation and her school, Merryweather High. Melinda is perceived as an outcast by her and others and is shunned from her peers; reason being that Melinda had called the police during a senior party. It is later revealed that the summer before her Melinda’s freshman year of high school, Melinda meets Andy Evans during this senior party. Outside the woods, Andy rapes her, giving reason to call the police.
DJ feels sick, so she declines and hangs up the phone. Later that night, Taylor breaks some bad news to DJ that Conner and Haley went to the game together, left together, and Taylor saw them kissing in the parking lot. Heartbroken, DJ breaks up with Conner the next day and quickly becomes very depressed. Luckily, her relief comes in the form of being nominated as a write in for Homecoming Queen. Needing an escort, she turns to the only nice boy she knows: Caleb the lifeguard, who graciously accepts.
This influenced Martha’s vision of life, and the world. Every once in a while she would critically think about the consequences of her actions and how they could affect the people around her. She grew to be more mature and reflective, by redeeming herself. In the last chapter, Martha dropped by Olive’s home, to give something to her mother. However, she realized she moved somewhere far away, but Martha knew a solution to the problem.
The film I decided to write about was “ The Burning Bed.” Farrah Fawcett, who is the main character in the film is a victim of domestic violence and serious past of abuse with her ex husband Paul. The Burning Bed starts off with Farrah and Paul as young adults who fell in love with one another and had three children. Shortly after being together the two had children then got married, throughout the relationship Paul abused Farrah constantly in front of family and their children. Paul’s family was completely blind to the abuse and it turned out Farrah had no one in her corner trying to help her. Over time, police reports were made and then a divorce was finally filed when she was pregnant with her third child.
This next example shows how the character did not have a sense of self-belonging and slowly began to gain some. “It looked as if she had finally decided to escape from her husband.” In the story The Butcher’s Wife the Butcher is an abusive drunk and takes it out on his wife. Every time she gets a black eye she covers it with makeup, one night he chased her out of the house and he abused her in front of the whole street. That was the last straw for the Butchers Wife, later that night she took their baby and she left her husband. Between Brenda and the Butchers Wife
A 25-year-old woman from Sydney was charged with murdering her father and sister and seriously injuring her mother. The parents of the woman prevented her from seeking psychiatric treatment she needed because of their Scientology beliefs. This can be related back to the novella, as people who didn’t follow the waves structure was shamed and was either removed from the party or beaten up. To be apart of scientology, you must pay $800 per hour for a so called, ‘therapy’. These expensive sessions can last a minimum of two and a half hours each.
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
While visiting her mother in this time, her mother’s boyfriend raped her. Too afraid to tell anyone, Maya Angelou told her brother and in result her brother told their uncles. Their uncles killed her mother’s boyfriend out of rage, and this made Maya Angelou mute for five years until she met someone very important; Mrs. Flowers.
Amanda Michelle Todd committed suicide at 15. Amanda met a guy on the internet one year prior to her death. She was still an innocent girl that doesn’t even know there a thing called “wrong” so how will she recognize it from the right she was Thinking that this guy is her fairy tale prince, she posted some nude photos to satisfy him. Later on, she got a call from the police warning her that her nudes were all over the internet. This guy was like a real boogy man under her bed he haunted her, He cyber bullied her to where she lost all her friends and beloved ones.
A review of The Secret of Ella and Micha The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen is a story about two best friends. The story follows Ella and Micha’s lives which is a total mess, Ella’s mother who is bipolar commits suicide. Ella’s father is an alcoholic, who is drinking himself into oblivion, and their is also her and her brothers’ non-existent relationship. Micah's father is not really in his life and his step-father is dying of cancer. After one tragic night that shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
Peers influenced my friend to not go school and be a school hater student, go to parties, and date someone. After her parents knew that, she got into much trouble from her parents and from her friends. She didn’t like school and she couldn’t have any friends over. This is called bullying, and she made all of her friends upset at her because she was talking to the boys that her friends like. I feel this experience is