At the start, Melinda had lost all of her friends after she busted a party last summer, but nobody knows that a senior boy at the party raped her. Throughout the course of the book Speak, she goes through ups and downs, but in the end she has gained enough confidence to stand up against the boy who raped her. Her art teacher and her are talking “Mr. Freeman: You’ve been through a lot, haven’t you? Me: Let me tell you about it” (Anderson, 198).
Therefore Fante portrayed these characters as insane throughout Ask the Dust. For instance, Camilla is diagnosed as insane over her rage that she faced trying to find acceptance from Sammy. Camilla who seemed to be stable in the beginning, working as a waitress at her job and being able to challenge Arturo’s insults with thoughts of her own seemed to spiral down as she became stuck between Sammy and Arturo. Struggling with finding success in Los Angeles, Hellfrick is portrayed as a man who just has bad luck. When he goes as far to steal a calf from his mom and kills it, he crosses the line of obsession leaving the city of Los Angeles to drive him insane.
“Mama slap me. Hard. [S]he pick up the cast-iron and hit me. […] Then she kick me in ribs” (Sapphire, 19). This quote was taken when Precious, born Claireece Precious Jones, was being abused by her vicious mother three months after her first child was born at the age of 10 for ruining her life and taking her boyfriend, who is Precious’ father, away from her.
Penelope and Telemachus both refuse to fully accept the possibility that Odysseus is dead. In contrast, McGill’s wife, Penny, tells their three daughters that he was hit by a train. The girls believe their mother, because they have no reason not to, and Penny gets engaged to another man instead of staying faithful to her husband. Despite these differences, both McGill and Odysseus do their best to get their wives. While McGill avoids violence, by simply punching his wife’s fiancé, Odysseus volunteers to murder all the suitors in his home.
Ram and Kurt take the opportunity to pick a fight with him, and he unexpectedly fights back and defeats them. Watching the fight, Veronica finds herself attracted to the stranger ("Fight for Me"). At Veronica 's house, Chandler ridicules her for being into someone below her social status, and subtly insults her parents, who aren 't sure they like their daughter 's new friends ("Candy Store
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout matures throughout the book as she matures her innocent nature is gradually lost and she realizes how senseless and brutal people can be. In the beginning she has still not seen any of the bad things people do in the world. Her innocence at is first shown when Dill asks Scout to marry him because they don’t now what marriage really is they both go along with it and say that they are married from then on. Another example of Scout’s innocence is when after she goes to school and gets in trouble she comes home and tells Atticus that she does not want to go to school anymore. She says that Burris Ewell only comes one day then goes home lie it would be a good thing to be a Ewell because you would not
The lovely bones is a story of a young girl, that gets murdered by her neighbor Mr. harvey. Their family goes crazy over losing their oldest daughter. Not only that susie the victim is going crazy in her heaven over her murder being able to live his life while he took hers and she no longers gets to be with her family or Ray the boy she likes. The differences between the book the movie would be. Susie never get to kiss ray in the moving and in the book is did.
After she heard those stories she never looked at him the same she hated him...literally. One day she and her father had to go into questioning with Trujillo because they found Leo’s paper and they made a deal that if she rolled a high number he would send her to law school and she did so the deal was made and her father went to jail and when he was released he died from being tortured.When Minerva finished law school she was upset because she didn’t get her license to practice and she knew Trujillo had something to do with it so she came up with an idea to start a movement against him to help everyone get freedom and it worked but in a tragic way, her and her sister Mate were in this movement which caused both of them to go to jail.
Cass McBride, one of the most popular girls in school who desires homecoming queen, has been unsuspectingly captured by a boy who threatens to take revenge on her, Kyle Kirby wants revenge from Cass for causing his brother David Kirby suicide, he had suffered an insurmountable rejection when he asks Cass out for a date. Kyle plans to carry out his revenge through long periods of torture by burying Cass alive. When Cass wakes up to finds herself conscious she is overcome with fear when she feels as though she is trapped in a dark and enclosed space. She becomes highly emotional, trying to find methods of staying calm during her buried state of doom, but then time again it would soon come back to her that she would not be able to handle the situation that she is currently in. Possibilities of rescue are highly low, Detectives Ben gray and the others are unable to find any clues after interviewing any possible suspects in the past 24 hours.
Melinda Sordino started ninth grade just as afraid and alone as I did. At an End-of-the-Summer party, Melinda was raped by a football player from Merryweather, her new high school. She immediately called the cops to report the crime, however the kneejerk reaction of the underage drinkers occupying the houseparty silenced her and chased her away. Consequently, Melinda’s best friends from middle school abandoned her; no one wanted to be associated with the squealer. Her parents were distant and never took the time to understand the sudden change in Melinda’s demeanor.
Liesel, like Psyche, also losses one of her loved ones; one of her closest friends, Max. Max is a Jew in hiding with the Huberman’s, however, due to the increasing danger his presence brought to the Huberman’s, he left the household in search of a new hiding place. Max’s departure is devastating to Liesel, however months afterwards Liesel finds Max again, on his way to a Nazi concentration camp. Liesel breaks all Nazi codes and
Pat got so frustrated that he was losing his mind and brutally assaulted his wife’s lover after his wife’s lover said, “Get out!” After that incident he could not control himself or his behavior. All he could think of is his wife Nancy, because he was still in love with her even though she cheated on him. Ever since he got out of the hospital Pat still cannot stop talking about Nancy. He asked his mom if he could go to the library to read Nancy’s syllabus and he also ran to the school where Nancy works at and talked with one of her colleagues if she still works there. The police showed up at Pat’s door and gave him a warning to obey the restraining order.
They are both incredibly ddepressed within their books, Melinda throughout, and Okonkwo when he gets banished to his mother’s village. “When people don 't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” (Anderson, 232) Melinda struggles with major depression and self harm thoughts throught the book, only stopping at the end, when people start to believe her about her rape. Her rapist, Andy Evans, or “it”, eggs it on, remiding Melinda constantly that she is worthless and tries to come on to her once more. Thankfully, Melinda stops him, defending herself with shards of mirror. Melinda didn’t express herself at all in the book, for partial fear of being found by Andy, and partially because she is scared to face the truth within herself.
In Lisa Wingate’s A Month of Summer, the protagonist illustrates the theme “the heart is often clouded by the past, unwilling to forget”. Rebecca Macklin is untrusting of others ,finding men despicable because of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was a child. Guided by this experience she grows up believing that all men are unfaithful and insensitive. Rebecca is a forty-five year old woman often skeptical of relationships and cynical of men. She lived thirty years of her life hating her father due to him choosing another woman over her family and leaving them.