Glen Ridge Rape Case vs Steubenville Rape Case Victim The victims in both cases are different but have a few similarities in the cases. In the Glen Ridge Rape Case a woman with an intellectual disability was assaulted. This woman who was identified as M.G., was lured into the basement by a group of male athletes that went to the same high school as her. She was known in the community for her disability making her easy to manipulate and there were a few instances where people did take advantage of her disability and convinced her to do things that were wrong and sometimes inappropriate (“The Glen Ridge Rape”,2003). The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated.
Miss Ferenczi brings a sort of diversity and brightness to Tommy’s world through multiple actions. After Mr. Hibler got sick, a new substitute named Miss Ferenczi came and filled in. She seemed to be in her own world and very different from the other substitutes that had come into the school: “She started to draw a tree on the left side of the blackboard” (Page 166). Most teachers first write their name on the board when they enter a classroom. She showed that she was very different and unique.
Throughout the novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck, the roles of Ma Joad begin to change gradually as the story goes on. Pa began the story as the leader of the family, but as they travel to California, Ma begins to be more and more in charge of what the family does and where they will travel to next. She is also the one who attempted to keep the family together as much as she possibly could. Even though she is a female, Ma Joad's strong and powerful leadership helps the family to continue to be a whole, yet be the protective feminine mother they knew to love. By standing up to many of the men, making the decisions of when the family should leave a specific camp, and even making the decision to tell Tom Joad to leave for his own and his family's safety shows her guidance through the family's adventure.
Out of all the characters in this novel, Eva Luna, I enjoyed reading about Melesio the most. Throughout the chapters, he has brought the pages alive with his strength and determination to change the course of his life, and write the end to his story. Melesio, later referred to as Mimi, was the best friend of La Senora, and is a transgender woman, who later becomes a famous telenovelas actress. She also becomes a significant influence in Eva’s life by encouraging her to write down her stories. Not only did she become Eva’s good friend and roommate, but she was also the role model of determination and kindness that Eva needed in that stage of her life.
Tucker retells popular and common recounts of ghost stories in college. She describes the use of ghost stories to help students understand the “new stage of life” and “offer explanations about what happened to murder, suicide, and accident victims” (4). Tucker directly analyzes several suicide ghost motifs in her work and defines them as a way to teach students about things like coping with school pressures and how bullying can be emotionally damaging. One story recalls the suicide of Edith, who was an RA at the University of Northern Colorado. The story goes that the students in the dorm would play tricks of Edith to pick on her that lead to her ultimately committing suicide in her room.
The movie Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters, displays different cultural backgrounds, causing communication developments between almost every character shown in the movie. There are many specific stereotypical labels placed on diverse groups of people, starting in the order of popularity. Mean Girls is a movie that explores various elements of gender roles that can be demonstrated through characters, stereotypes, and identity. In the movie, the character of Cady Heron starts Midwest High School after living sixteen years of her life in Africa and being homeschooled by her parents. Undecided between her friendship with Janis who is an outsider and her so called friendship with the popular girls, also known as “The Plastic” Cady faces peer
One of Anne's accomplishments were of course her diary, her diary was very life changing in many ways. One of Anne Frank's awards was her movie. People thought her diary was so good they wanted to make a movie about her life and show everyone else. Another award or honor is showing her house as a museum, if put my house out there so the world can see it that would mean I made history. I wish Anne Frank would have lived till this day because she would have been an amazing author, her books would have been legend like her
At first, it seems to be inviting and fun but as she explores the world more, she finds it’s not all it seems. The other people in that world are the polar opposite to their real world counterparts, and they are all being held captive by the Other Mother to trap Coraline in the Other World. They do connect though, through the theme of perseverance. Perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Both MLK and Coraline show incredible determination in the face of all odds, so they meet the definition of perseverance.
It is inevitable to see that Connie has already begun her transformation into a more aware and mature human being. This change is more than obvious when Arnold confronts her with a decision to save her family’s lives and sacrifice her own and Connie chooses to save the family that she despises. For Connie to save these people that she calls her family and sacrifice her own life that she normally sees as superior to others’ is of utmost importance in perceiving that Connie has undergone a momentous change as a person. Connie goes from wishing her mother dead at the start of the story to exchanging her own life for her’s. Although Connie is perceived as a pretentious brat at the beginning of the story, she undergoes a change in personality, and acts in spite of all her previous beliefs
Laurie Anderson’s young adult novel “Speak” is fulfilled with symbols, good and bad, static and not static. The high school girl, Melinda Sordino, stops speaking after being raped by a classmate. The author uses symbolism in order to illustrate Melinda’s emotional trauma, and how Melinda tries to overcome it. Three the most complex symbols in the novel are a poster of Maya Angelou, an oak tree, and a name of her teacher –Mr. Freeman.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.