How Does Laurie Halse Anderson Show Courage

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The last thing anyone would want to do in their free time would be to grade a bunch of nasty kids essays. It would be very courageous to read essay and grading one after another. One of the few things that are more courageous than reading thousands of horrible essays is becoming a language arts teacher. Courage is important and can be used as a source of power and is used in everyday life! In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda needs courage so badly, but has very little. What is courage? Courage is many things. Different people need to use courage differently depending upon the situation they are in. Courage is almost the same thing as bravery just a little more mellow. Most people will only notice when they are using courage when it is more of a scary moment for them, but they still use courage when they need to do something as say something to a friend. People use such a small amount of courage when speaking to a friend that it is …show more content…

Cool people use it to become a teacher and others used courage to become astronauts! Without courage nothing would get done. Everyone would be very scared to do something as simple as talking to one of our friends without courage! In the book Speak Melinda needs to stand up for herself when IT comes to beat her up for revenge. She needs a ton of courage to stand up for herself after everything she went through. When puts a shard of glass to ITs neck he backs off. “The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.” (Anderson Page 85) This is crazy courageous. Even with her past experience with him and not speaking for most of the year she still pulled through. If she was not courageous she would have been beat up and she would have never told anyone. Courage not only helped her speak but it also helped he protect

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