Artistic Expression In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

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After a traumatic experience, it is only natural that one changes. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”, many characters gradually transform back to the people they were before a major event. The growth is evident , Whether it be through artistic expression, determination, or speaking. Art can transform the person creating it and the person perceiving it. In the book, artistic expression allows Melinda to voice her struggles thus so, letting her become more comfortable about creating art with her emotions. This is seen in the following passage “I laugh in spite of myself. I’m getting the hang of this.”(64). This quote shows her progressive comfortability with art. Artistic expression allowed Melinda to change but without determination
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