I went home that day very upset and my mom questioned me. I told my mom about the bully and she told me that the bully was only making fun of me because she was jealous of me. My mom used to tell me that if anyone was mean to me to ignore it because they were only saying mean things because they were self conscious and unhappy with themselves. Holden, in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, is a teenage boy who finds the faults in everything and everyone.
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.
At first Mrs. Turpin does not understand why Mary Grace, the ugly girl with the acne, keeps on looking at her. She thinks that “the girl might be confusing her with somebody else”. However, at the end of the story, Mrs. Turpin finally realizes that the Mary Grace attacks her because of her arrogance towards other people. 6. Mary Grace 's Human Development book is a psychology textbook that was used in psychology classes.
In Julia’s case, it might have been that she was textbook thinking like a woman, but to her, it was because she had endured bullying throughout middle school and high school. Julia had become extremely self-conscious, so when Gavin joked at her expense, it brought back the painful memories of
In the book, Kate came to the Weinmanns house and started annoying Molly so Jenny would lose her job. Because of the distraction, Molly started crying. Jenny was so pissed of by Kate’s actions, she told this to Kate “I think I need some quiet time” (Cabot 36). Also Jenny got so upset and bothered because Kate is calling her names and making fun of her in front of a cute boy. Kate has gone way too far so Jenny stands up for herself by saying,.
Abigail was also a bully to many people. She was a bully to everyone in the group that was in the woods. Abigail was especially mean to Mary Warren because Mary Warren wanted to quit, she wanted to tell the truth and stay out of trouble. As Abigail was almost like a leader to the group of girls in the forest, she wanted them to obey her, yet she was mean and forceful in her ways of leading the girls. She wanted them to obey her, so she would threaten to kill them so they would keep quiet.3 Abigail is very deceiving and lied often.
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
You can’t just apologize and think that it is going to make the “scar” go away. That person is always going to remember what you did to them. An example would be in middle school there was a girl in my class that was always bullied, finally one day I had enough this poor girl hadn’t done anything to deserve it and I stood up to all the people bullying her and told them that it wasn’t necessary and that they were just tearing her down to build themselves up. I needed courage to say this because no one really liked this girl and if I were to stand up for her I would make a lot of people mad but in the end it was worth standing up for her because she felt like she could trust me and help her stand up to those people. She ended up transferring schools but to this day when she sees the people who bullied her you can just tell she still has those scars and is hurt by what they
When Melinda claims, “..skirt that I hate”, she implies that she is not very optimistic in the situation she is put in; school with people who “despise” her for what she did at the party over summer. Within this thought, she is also very sarcastic, which further explains the overall tone that Anderson
In her chapter, she discusses all of the things she hates. She is a school teacher and hates all of her students. She hopes they do something wrong so she can whip them. Above all else, she hated Anse the most. She hated Anse because she hated her situation.
Peers influenced my friend to not go school and be a school hater student, go to parties, and date someone. After her parents knew that, she got into much trouble from her parents and from her friends. She didn’t like school and she couldn’t have any friends over. This is called bullying, and she made all of her friends upset at her because she was talking to the boys that her friends like. I feel this experience is
Leslie was repeatedly confronted on her inability to be honest, skipping classes, associating with negative peers and substance abuse behaviors. She was manipulative and dishonest in treatment sessions as she would report going to school, but later found out that she skipped school to go to Walmart with her friends. Court documents state that secure placement was needed due to MS-13 gang member have made a threat to her life in the community. She also exhibited difficulty with inability to comply with probation, home, school and community rules. Leslie was sexually abused by her step father in November 2013, who was deported as a result.
“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. When Melinda loses her only friend, her depression grows and she begins skipping class. Mr. Freeman and David Petrakis are the only people who notice Melinda’s