I know that their relationship will not last for any time longer since both parents disagree with their relationship. It is ironic since their relationship is like the characters, Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet make irrational decisions like modern adolescents. Romeo and Juliet make careless mistakes in life because of the lack of parental guidance and by making risky decisions. Parental guidance for teenagers has a crucial
Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of “Speak.” The main character is Melinda, and she goes to Merryweather High School. She has no friends, and her old friends are mad at her.She is an outcast at the school.The author wants Melinda to speak about her problems to somebody. Throughout the book Melinda has problems with her family. For example, they don 't communicate with her and instead choose to just communicate by writing notes to one another. Also, her parents are disappointed with her grades.
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
In the book speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda’s friend, Heather, is “Oppressing” her by using mental pressure so she can persuade Melinda into helping her. In the last sentence of the second paragraph, she says that if Melinda does not help then heather will get blacklisted and never get into any of the good groups. This can relate to the real world because there are people who only use other people to their advantage. Plenty of people all over the world do this and the victims don 't even know it until the very end. Sometimes your “Friends” can be “Fiends.” When Melinda goes to her locker, she find a note from Heather asking her to come to her house.
All of her old friends rejected her after the call to the police. Desperate for friends, Melinda meets Heather. Heather craves popularity that Melinda can far from provide. Heather, like so many other abandons Melinda. Rachel her ex best friend became someone totally different, she even started dating Andy Evans.
She is a very young woman that isn't well matured yet, and does not understand the concept of love and has many mixed feelings. Whenever Daisy hears Gatsby’s name, she gets attached to it. She lacks the closure she needs in order to move on from Gatsby, to her now husband, Tom. “Jordan tells Nick
I always thought this because from evidence given it seemed like the mothers of these school shooters were not engaged enough with their children. I think Eva had a harder time trying to be active with Kevin, from the beginning, Kevin never showed any affection towards her and it kind of seemed like he was out to get her. Thus making it every hard to Eva to form a connection to her son. Sue, on the other hand, knew that her relationship with her son would be strong until it was his time to break away and become more independent. Sadly, I think Sue had a tendency to not become involved with Dylan enough after that, from her statements it seemed like there were key moments where a mother should have gotten involved and took care of her son.
The style of argumentation is very closed and both mother and daughter are not very open to other suggestions and kind of stubborn. Later in the text, Rachel tells the reader about other mothers and their bad relationship between mother and daughter. In the start, the reader really gets the imagine that she really struggles because of the teenagers, also because of her title choice "a modern tragedy", which indicates the problem among two sides and that the author wants to
The main character of Speak is named Melinda and she faces social affiliation throughout the book. My first reason is her group of friends that stopped being her friend after she called the police on a party. “I am outcast” as Mel said when nobody in the school will talk to her. Her former best friend, Rachel, became the popular person and Rachel hates her. Second reason is Heather and Melinda not being friends anymore.Heather leaves Mel and says that she boring and depressing.
She began drinking, sneaking out of her parent’s house, her grades began to fall, and she started getting in trouble at school. Amanda described her parents as hurt and worried during this time because they did not know what was wrong or how to help Amanda. According to Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman (2013), this time in adolescence is marked by a “need for social acceptance” that leads youths to have a kind of group mentality where they tend to act as a whole rather than as individuals (p. 341). Adolescence is a time of learning to move from this kind of social dependence to social independence. People who have reached social independence are described as “self-directed people [who] think things out for themselves and make decisions based on their personal interests” (Zastrow & Krist-Ashman, 2013, p.