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.
Rape Renders One Silent The power of the voice is underrated. The ability to speak up for oneself is a vital tool, and without this ability, one is powerless. Victims of rape are often left voiceless. Laurie Halse Anderson tells the story of a silenced rape victim, Melinda, in her realistic-fiction novel Speak. Melinda is raped by an older boy at a party the summer before her freshman year of high school.
Was giving Brock Turner a six-month jail term a right thing to do? This question lingered in many people’s mind after The Stanford University rape case became a high-profile case. The case caused a national upheaval after the judge decided to give Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer a 6-month jail sentence after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. In addition, Turner was released after serving only three months in jail despite being found guilty. Turner was charged with the assault of “Emily Doe” while she was unconscious.
Virgina stated that Wendy dropped out of school in Jr. High School and had gotten rapped while hitchhiking one day. Virgina stated that after Wendy was rapped she changed. Virgina stated that Wendy got put into foster care and ran away from the foster home. Virgina stated that is when she suspects Wendy got into prostitution considering that the next time she was seen again she was dead. (Rule,pgs
In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area. There were no reported early criminal acts completed by Nannie Doss before her serial killings. Her household was very strict and she could not get out and do things with others. She committed 11 murders.The Giggling Granny completed her first murder while being with her first husband.
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
The Scarlet Letter Arguement According to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the author argues that sin and suffering exists even in a utopian society. To illustrate, Hester prynne commits the sin of adultery. According to the Old Testament, adultery was understood as sexual relations between a married (or betrothed) woman and a man other than her husband. It was therefore a sin against the husband. The townspeople know Hester has committed adultery when she has a baby even though her husband has been away for two years.
Soon he began to rob people and when he was sent to jail he rapped a boy by holding a razor to his throat. Once he was paroled he took two girls to New Mexico and made them work as prostitutes. He was later put in prison for slavery and human trafficking. When he was granted permission to move to San Francisco, he joined the hippie movement and moved in with a 23-year-old woman. From there he convinced her to get other women to join them, thus starting The Family.
80% of girls and women raped were victimized by someone they knew - this is known as Acquaintance Rape. In 2012, Saratoga High School sophomore, Audrie Pott passed out after drinking at a party. Three boys, two with whom she attended high school with, took off her clothes and sexually assaulted her. Ten days later, she hanged
In the Virgin Suicides, Mrs. Lisbon is the leading cause of the girls’ deaths due to the isolation and suppression of the girls throughout the novel; here Eugenides also comments on society’s need to infiltrate other’s privacy. Mrs. Lisbon attempts to shelter the girls from the outside world by keeping them enclosed inside the house, which further highlights that Mrs. Lisbon is trying to suppress the girls’ ideas, much like the town and is making them more susceptible to infiltration due to the fact that she is forcing them inside against their will. After the girls missing their curfew on Homecoming night, Mrs. Lisbon puts a lockdown on the house, isolating the girls from the town and any sort of interaction. However, instead of facing, to