I almost screamed out in terror but bit my lip and remained silent throughout my punishment.”(Yen Mah pg. 104). Importance to the story in this quote is huge because the father just whipped his own daughter and it shows the continuous pain she receives from her parents. Also for example on Yen Mah pg. 102 “I kicked myself carelessly for giving out my telephone number.” This shows that Adeline can't trust herself doing anything.
In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda gives a really good example of character development throughout the story. Melinda just starts her freshman year at high school. Over the summer her and her friends went to a party and Melinda gets raped by a boy named Andy Evans and ends up calling the police, she didn't tell anyone why she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Melinda’s only friend is a new girl named heather. Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking.
After the “burn book” was released they gathered the students in the gymnasium and the female teacher asked them if “any of them have every felt personally victimized by Regina George” (Waters, 2004). Regina George ran the school, she was the most popular student in the school. Students would run the opposite way from her, she would also push people out of the way so that she and her “plastics: could walk in a straight line in the hall ways. Towards the end of the movie Cady realizes that name calling does not make her better than anyone else. She states “calling someone else fat will not make you any skinner, calling someone else stupid will not make you any smarter” (Waters, 2004).
You can 't be so cruel..." This shows that the kids were very spoiled and crying a lot for the nursery going down as the parents thought of it as vulgar and not right. This is showing us that you shouldn´t give way if you are making a point. Later on in the story, the kids killed the parents because they felt the parents were being unreasonable and wanted to keep the nursery. This shows that the kids spent so much time and got so attached and addicted to
The abuse inflicted on Francine was deadly; it extended far beyond a few punches and harsh words. Throughout this movie, I was so angered that his and her family both were so minimizing and denied the abuse. Francine had no way out. She even went to many different agencies and even the police but could not get any help. It is now forty years later, and I hope that it is not as hard for other women (and men) as it was for Francine to get help.
Unhappiness in One’s Life Can Lead to Finding Phoniness in Everything Else; The Catcher in the Rye There used to be a tall, mean bully in Pre-K that I went to school with. Everyone was scared of her because she was bigger than everyone else and she always made fun of her classmates. She would make mean comments about the clothes we would wear and the things we would do. One day, she made fun of my pink velcro shoes and claimed that they were for babies. I went home that day very upset and my mom questioned me.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
I was bullied all the time,but never told because I saw it happen to my mom she was bullied by daddy.she laugh and say they were "playing a game".I knew she was lying because she had glossy eyes like she was trying not to cry. first grade- "daddy" hit me. mommy just cried and wondered why daddy" was so mean to us. school bullies got funnier. I still cried though.
It is also influential on others that one surrounds themselves like me and someone very close to me. Someone very close to me has suffered from mental abuse since she was very young. Not only was she abused by one parent but both. Her parents would make her feel like she had no self worth by always yelling and swearing at her because nothing was ever good enough for them. After realizing what she has been going through and witnessing it first hand, it has impacted me drastically.
The development of these characters help us realize the fears they face on a daily basis. To start with, the protagonist of the book, Melinda, is experiencing multiple difficult times in her life like her parents relationship is falling apart, recovering from the rape, and loneliness. Melinda has isolated herself from everyone else for so long, but also since everybody thinks she busted the party, they don’t want to have anything to do with her. As her peers at school bully her by blurting things out at her while she has a perfectly good reason why she called the police, she is afraid to stand up for herself. At the party, she was raped by Andy and didn’t know what to do after it happened, so she called the police in shock.
A Critique of Speak Keeping a secret for a whole school year would be a challenge. One may find that the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson explores the challenges of keeping a secret. The story is about a girl, Melinda Sordino, who gets raped over the summer at a party and is helpless. That year at school all of her best friends are now her ex-friends because they didn’t know what happened. She doesn’t tell anyone about this terrifying memory until the end of the year.
It is not just protecting children against abuse and neglect, but also to help a child to achieve their best, giving them the opportunities, nurturing and providing facilities along with keeping them safe. It is our responsibility to keep children safe such as, accidents while at school. Protecting them from bullying ensuring children can feel safe while at school and being approachable and someone for them to talk to with any concerns or problems. Regular talks during school, to explain and reinforce the consequences of bullying/cyberbully, verbal and physical abuse is not tolerated. Discussion is a vital form of communication as well as reinforcing what has been discussed.
Teach students skills and knowledge that promote social and emotional competence and provide a foundation for reflective learning and non-violent problem solving. 3. Develop systemic interventions that will create a safer, more caring, and responsive school environments and, optimally, communities as well. Teachers would be encouraged to document students bullying behavior, enforce rules against bullying, and discuss the issue with students during class time in
When I did ask for help my teacher told me that I was “stupid” in front of the whole class. I was embarrassed and felt like that shy little girl again who was afraid of the world and to talk to people. These teachers made me feel like I was worthless and that I wouldn’t go anywhere in life. That’s when I knew that I had to leave, if I didn’t I knew I would always seen in my brother’s shadow and not in my own light. Since I was little I have always been shy and never really spoke up or defended myself, but from that year in school I learned that it’s okay to defend yourself and I learned to speak up.