An Essay On Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Speak Essay Do you really think not having a voice is a good thing? Do you really think not speaking for yourself is a good thing? Speaking up and standing up for yourself is terrifying at this day in age. Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel “Speak” is a great example of a young girl speaking out for herself and taking control of her life even though she had to overcome speaking out in public and she even overcame it with the struggles she’s had. First Melinda recognized that she was quiet and had no voice. Melinda recognized this and even thought about it and spoke about it. It states, “NNNOOO!!!” (Anderson 194). It also states, “I can see us, living in the woods, her wearing that A, me with an S maybe, S for silent, for stupid, for scared.” (Anderson 101) This relates to her and her struggle but then she recognized it and she taught herself through it and finally changed it to where she speaks for herself now. Melinda finally speaking out changed her whole school year. It had made Melinda’s year so much better. It was definitely had to overcome her fear of speaking but I bet she is glad she was finally able to overcome it. …show more content…

You’d think they just won the NBA Championship. Then he invites me back to his house for a celebratory pizza.” (Anderson 131)Also another example stating, “We have a meeting with the Principle. Someone has noticed that I’ve been absent. And that I don't talk.” (Anderson 113) This shows how other people also relate to her and how she has realized that and how she also changed. Being able to speak is very important in life. To get a job or have a relationship, you need to talk/ communicate. It is a very important aspect of

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