Amanda did not even feel normal going out in public. Amanda lived her life hiding because she was always scared. especially at School. For example, when Amanda would go to school she would get teased or called names for what she have done. It had gotten so bad that she had to transfer to a new school.
In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, The book follows a ninth grade student named Melinda Sordino through her first year of high school. She has trouble in school because during the summer she calls the cops on a party that she is attending. Now all her friends won't talk to her and the whole hates her for what she has done. This affects Melinda in a negative was and forces herself to stay quiet and to herself for the whole year. Readers feel that Melinda should stay her quiet self through the situations she was handed during the novel but, Melinda should speak on the situations that are present to her because they would have turned out better for her than her not talking about them.
This book is fiction and drama, called “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson, the protagonist name is Melinda, she is a freshman, she is not the same person she was and she doesn 't talk anymore. The antagonist is Andy who is an narcissistic senior who is used to get away with everything. Then there is Heather she is the new girl who becomes Milinda friend. The problem is that Melinda is hiding something that she isn 't telling everyone, she is not the same person she used to be. Her old friends now reject her and now she is an outcast.
A person who questions themselves are usually insecure, or unconfident. “My skin has betrayed me.” The writer mentioned her physical flaws, evidently stated from the lines above. For skin to betray one’s self meant its condition was not in her favour. “Momma’s in the bedroom with her door closed.” The line above revealed the weak bond between her mother and the writer. She had no one who could’ve talked to her, therefore, may explain why she came home everyday feeling sad.
Murray was terrified of speeches. He was forced to speak a few times in front of his class. His teacher, Miss Fielding, did not help him overcome his fear. Due to the pressure and anxiety he felt, Dr. Murray blamed his teacher and classmates for undermining his speech progress. He explained (2008), “I was obsessed with what I did not have, and that was normal speech” (p. 33).
Mrs. Caroline doesn't appreciate when the students think on their own and find different methods of doing things ( ). Scout is mainly affected by this due to the fact that Scout very much dislikes school, and it causes her to constantly want to rebel against the school system, because she is not allowed to do what she wants. Besides that, there are multiple other ways to learn and multiple other individuals who can assist in doing
The atmosphere of my family is not conducive for studies. Though my parents encourage me to study well the atmosphere at home is not good enough for that. When I sit for study the thought of my mother comes to my mind, the curses of my grandmother resound in my ears, and I feel remorse towards myself and think that I should not have been born”. The failure of one subject has pained her a lot. Sometimes she feels disappointed and thinks of dropping out of school.
Caroline’s lack of concentration leads to a discernible deterioration in her level at school and her lack of interest in learning. Nevertheless, through the stream of consciousness, one can trail how Carrie’s anger leads to her self-resentment and continuous self-blame; she always blames herself for what she says and does in a burdensome way which adds to her misery and widens her inner conflict like when she says “ What did I just say…for goodness sake.
Abbe was an outgoing person and having to be quiet all day made her depressed. She could never go outside to play, and on top of that she has few friends after moving into the Annex, it surely must have made her insane. She also was making her mom very upset. In passage two it reads “Mr. Frank: You hurt her very much just now.
The novel Speak was written by Laurie Halse Anderson, which features a girl named Melinda who is starting her first year in high school. Melinda is hated by her peers and seem to have a heavyweight surrounding her. As the story goes on the reader learns that Melinda’s depressive state is because of the traumatic experience of being raped. Throughout the novels entirety Melinda is shown attempting to take control over her life and to get through the school year in one piece. Speak gave many people the opportunity to put themselves in the place of a rape victim.
This got Heather aggrivated with her, and Heather ended up lashing out on her. They weren’t friends for a while, and when Heather wanted to be friends with her Melinda had a hard time committing back into that