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.
"Speak" To Me A teen named Melinda Sordino comes to high school feeling depressed and lonely. Her school friends hate her because she called the police during a summer party. However, no one knew that the reason she called was because she had been raped by Andy Evans. She refuses to speak to anyone about the events that took place. This novel connects to many teens who do not have the confidence to speak up for themselves, like Melinda.
When I started working on the revision of my rhetorical analysis paper on the song “Fix You” by Coldplay I began to understand the concept better about this assignment. A rhetorical analysis is when you are trying to identify the strategies. The is now trying to use his or her skills as a writing to persuade an audience in a way that they can relate too. I now have a clear understanding of what Coldplay was saying in their song “Fix You”. When one listens to the singers lyrics they immediately start thinking about an event or situation in their life that made them feel like they could not be fixed.
She did not make any good friend throughout her childhood until one day she got to Junior High School. Naturally she had powers that were on and off and was very horrific and disturbing any it would trigger. As a result of her attitude she could not handle her first day of menstrual cycle which happen to occur when she was in school and that episode became a memorial story in the school in which was used against her and she became the laughing stock of the school out of pain and agony that she developed it ended her becoming a shy
Knowing what was going to happen, she quit and left town before the meeting happened and didn 't even say goodbye to John. John loved her and he felt like his heart just got ripped out of his chest. The school board kicked John of the basketball team and suspended him. John was mad at his parents and everyone else so he packed his bags and left town to go find Elizabeth. This story relates to Oedipus because John is Oedipus.
Trying to make new friends when everyone already knew each other was a laborious task. I was the ultimate outcast. Plus, my face wasn’t the happiest so no one really approached me. The first day was really lonely. I remember texting my best friend from my last school and just wanted to start crying because I missed her so much.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is about a freshman named Melinda Sordino who starts high school as an outcast and detested by her ex-friends and fellow peers. All because she called the cops at an end of the summer party that ended up with people getting arrested and the party being shut down. What everyone doesn’t know is that she did that because she was raped by a senior named Andy Evans at the party and didn’t know what to do after the traumatic incident and they don’t know because Melinda won’t speak. The conflict in the book is very similar to a book called Saints and Misfits by S.K Ali. In Speak in the library when it is study hall and Melinda starts to speak to Rachel and they start opening up and Melinda asks Rachel if she was still
The author chose a high school for the setting to show how outcasted students can be over a rumor and how painful it can be for them. The story problem in “Speak” is Melinda 's struggle to speak throughout the school year. She 's unable to tell anyone what happened to her at the end-of-summer party. Based on the rumors, Melinda 's best friends outcast her, along with the rest of the school. Melinda goes through a battle against herself to speak up about
At age 10 the Taliban took control of Swat valley banning things like music televisions and a year later females attending school. Disobeyment to their rules included harsh punishments including public executions. Even before the closing of the school, multiple students ceased to show up because of the dangers of the Taliban. One of Ziauddin’s students attended class late because her parents were no longer allowing her to attend school a week before the ban was enforced because it was too dangerous but she disobeyed them and walked to school after the left her
GRADE 8 MUSIC APPRECIATION ASSISSGHNMENT 2016 OLIVIA CHEN [ Career Opportunities In Music ] Introduction Music is the harmony created by mixed sound. Music careers, is a person or a group of people who studied music, love music and use music as a career for their life. Such as, musician, music producer, record producer, songwriter, composer, etc. If I want to become something related to music, I want to become a songwriter, it also knowns as a music composer. I love to try to write songs, use those beautiful words to create melodic music to share my heart and my mind, my mood and my emotions.