Tone is the overall attitude or mood that the author portrays. Anderson writes the tone as very sad, depressed, and sarcastic. For instance, Melinda says, “It is my first morning of high school. I have seven new notebooks, a skirt I hate, and a stomachache.”, which demonstrates Anderson’s use of the device. When Melinda claims, “..skirt that I hate”, she implies that she is not very optimistic in the situation she is put in; school with people who “despise” her for what she did at the party over summer.
Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking. At the end of the story she finally found her voice and was able to stand up for herself. In the beginning, Melinda didn't talk to anyone, barely even to her parents. She says, “I have tried so hard to forget every second of that stupid party and here I am in the middle of a hostile crowd that hates me for what I had to do. I can't tell them what really happened” (Anderson, 28).
Ellen’s family history could be a factor and trigger for her to attempt to commit suicide. Her father was alcoholic. She did not receive affection from her parents. Her mom did not approve of her education choice, mistreated her, and they resented her. She has constant thoughts of suicide
The poem, “Suicide Note”, by Janice Mirikitani, is about a young Asian female college student that committed suicide. The girl always tried to be a perfectionist in everything she did, which leads her to be very critically harsh on herself. She was not able to accept her imperfections and thought that she could not deal with life. Furthermore, the poem describes the emotions and feelings of the young student who thinks suicide is the only way left for her to please her parents and escape the pressures of student life. Throughout the girl’s life, her parents were more concerned about her receiving good grades rather than unconditionally loving their daughter.
Ms. Honey, her school teacher invited Matilda over to her house to have a chat. She then tells Matilda a story of how bad her aunt treated her as a child, and Ms. Honey later reveals that her aunt is Mrs. Trunchbull (evil mistress.) Matilda was so distraught at the story, so she decided Mrs. Trunchbull needed to be taught a lesson. The next week at school, Mrs. Trunchbull walked in and Matilda used her powers to defeat the wicked headmistress. Mrs. Trunchbull passed out and never returned to school.
She points out that girls emphasis a lot on their body image and they tend to drop out of sports because they think their body appearances look funny doing certain sports. “The Woman’s Sport Foundation found that 6 girls drop out of sports for every 1 boy by the end of high school and a recent Girl Scout study fund 23 percent of girls between the ages 11 and 17 do not play sport because they do not think their bodies look good doing so (Hans pg. 511). Hanes is also able to create pathos by relating to other mothers and giving a glimpse of the unhealthy side of the media and how it effects their
In 2014 I was set in stone to attend Cottey College, an all girls school in middle of nowhere Missouri. Sounds terrible? Not to me, especially since this college was transferrable to Smith College the school of various influential women such as Betty Friedan, Madeline L 'Engle, and Julia Child. Although, life took a turn for the worst as my family began to struggle with money- a foreign concept to me-and I ended up in a relationship that caused me to become severely depressed and maladaptively approach all aspects of everyday life at school, work and with friends. Not only that I had recently, been diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder.
I was MVP and a captain on my eight-grade team, but once I joined the varsity team I fell to the bottom of the ladder. The core of the varsity team consisted of girls who had been playing together for forever. They had bonds that they were not willing to break for just any new teammate. I, unfortunately, was not one of the ones they welcomed into their
I found myself in huge scrapes and my hands covered in mud and blood. I knew I was going to be in big trouble with my mom and a teacher quickly approached me and took me to the office where they patched me up and called my mom. Once my mom came to the office she was very angry and I ended up getting more hurt when I got home and my parents disciplined me. In conclusion, my first day as a 7th grade middle schooler was one moment I would perfectly recall in my life and till this day I have some permanent scars that stayed with me from the day that I fell off the path I was
Several students ask who it is, unknowing that it is Jessica before the accident she was in. Jessica tells a lie and says that it is her sister, Anne. People wondered if Anne went to school with some of their younger siblings. Jessica adds to the story that Anne died and leaves the classroom for a burn treatment at the nearby hospital. After Jessica leaves, many students were making twisted stories of what they thought killed Anne and burned Jessica so badly.
“I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation. When Melinda loses her only friend, her depression grows and she begins skipping class. Mr. Freeman and David Petrakis are the only people who notice Melinda’s
She lost her identity and became cynical of other people. After her old friends ditched her, she lost a major part of herself. Then, although she did not consider Heather a “true friend”, she was desperate to keep her when Heather wanted to cut the ties of friendship. Going through high school is hard enough, but especially difficult when teenagers have no one there to go through it with. Also, Melinda’s appearance changes drastically over the summer.
She had no more friends, she was getting beaten up by some of her own classmates. This affected her so much that she even tried drinking bleach but was saved at the last minute. Most later she took her own life. After her death her YouTube video went viral and was
Melinda Sordino, Rachel Bruin, Heather, Andy Evans and Ivy are the main characters. Melinda is the girl in the book that gets raped by Andy Evans and no one knows about it until the end of the story. Rachel was one of Melinda’s best friend but, has totally turned against Melinda because Melinda called the cops at the party over the summer, but Rachel doesn 't know that Andy raped her. Heather is Melinda’s first friend in high school and was always here friend since she moved from Ohio, like Melinda did. Ivy is another one of Melinda’s best friends.