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.
Amanda Michelle Todd committed suicide at 15. Amanda met a guy on the internet one year prior to her death. She was still an innocent girl that doesn’t even know there a thing called “wrong” so how will she recognize it from the right she was Thinking that this guy is her fairy tale prince, she posted some nude photos to satisfy him. Later on, she got a call from the police warning her that her nudes were all over the internet. This guy was like a real boogy man under her bed he haunted her, He cyber bullied her to where she lost all her friends and beloved ones.
One of the comfort women mentioned the scars left on her body after years of abuse from Japanese men; she wrote about her mother’s reaction to the scars by saying, “My baby! Your skin is like white jade, dazzling.” However, the poem continues and shares that the mother hanged herself; the girl’s father banished the former comfort woman from her home because of the shame that she had caused her family. Families ostracized their daughters which led to many suicides committed by former comfort women. Many comfort women suffered from the shame being a comfort woman placed on them. Yet, shame was not the only way women suffered.
According to Winfrey, her mother “...whipped me so badly that i had welts on my back and the welts would bleed...she was very upset with me because I got blood on my dress.” (irishexaminer.com) At only the age of nine she was raped. Winfrey was continually sexually abused from the ages of 10-14. From this abuse she got pregnant. Winfrey’s own mother kicked her out of her house. She moved in with her father and had her baby, however, within two weeks it died.
My parents did not handle the situation wisely; I remembered my mother crying and blaming herself for giving birth to such an abnormal child while my father asked me to leave the house and never come back again in wrath. Both religious nuts, they are. 2012 was also the year when I was supposed to further my studies in college. Everything just fell apart. I was like a plane that had crashed - my windows were falling off, my wings were breaking apart, and my engines were running out of service.
The main character of 13 Reasons Why, Hannah Baker, suffers sexual assault, verbal abuse, and public humiliation in her high school years. Eventually, Hannah cannot take it anymore and she slits her wrists and dies. However, before she commits suicide she records 13 tapes, each tape made for a specific person who caused her to kill herself. She gives instructions for the tapes to be received by each of the convicted and once they are done listening, they must pass the tapes on to the next of the convicted. Hannah kills herself for attention and blames other people for her sinful actions.
People who committed suicide seen it as a way to leave the pain that they thinking couldn 't bare it any longer, they gave up too easily. A True Suicide Story Amanda Michelle Todd killed herself at the age of 15 at her home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to her death, Todd had posted a video on YouTube in which she used a series of flashcards to tell her experience of being blackmailed into exposing her breasts via webcam, and of being bullied and physically assaulted. The video went viral after her death, resulting in international media attention. The video has had more than 200 million views as of June 2016.
Her parents got a divorce while she was very young, she was back and forth from home to home ("Maya Angelou" 2018). As a seven year old, she experienced sexual assault from her mother’s new boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As word got out, her uncle heard of the news and was infuriated and killed the boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As all of this occurred, Maya was traumatized. She thought it was her fault that he died (“Biography" 2018).
The case, which we will be analyzing through 2 theories of development, is the case of a girl named Ashlee Martinson. She was teenage girl who used to writing blogs and poems related to torturing and killing people. On March 7, 2015 Ashlee Martinson’s parents were found dead at their home. On March 7, 2015 itself, Martinson had a fight with her parents because of which she left the home but was brought back by her father. She was to kill herself when her father tried to stop her and instead of killing herself she deliberately killed her father.