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.
3R Journal - James Castle In Chapter 22 of “the Catcher in the Rye”, Phoebe, Holden’s younger sister, continues to be extremely upset at his expulsion from Pencey Prep. She asks him why he has been kicked out of yet another school, and Holden apparently had “a million reasons”. Mostly, it was because everyone there was phony, and it was just a terrible place. Phoebe opposes saying that he does not like anything that happens, and challenges him to name one thing he actually likes. All Holden could think of was the two nuns he had met earlier, and James Castle.
She was late for class and hungry. After she entered her math class, everyone started to look at her and giggle, because her nose was red, her shoelaces were untied and she was sulking. She was controlling her tears from rolling down her cheeks. A brave and angry voice startled the bullies in the class, Goldie thought, it was her friend Samantha, finally someone had decided to take Goldie’s side. The voice said, “Stop bullying my friend, people, and start minding your own business,” Although it was a rude thing to say, that’s what the bullies actually deserved, because they had already troubled Goldie a lot.
Ms. Honey, her school teacher invited Matilda over to her house to have a chat. She then tells Matilda a story of how bad her aunt treated her as a child, and Ms. Honey later reveals that her aunt is Mrs. Trunchbull (evil mistress.) Matilda was so distraught at the story, so she decided Mrs. Trunchbull needed to be taught a lesson. The next week at school, Mrs. Trunchbull walked in and Matilda used her powers to defeat the wicked headmistress. Mrs. Trunchbull passed out and never returned to school.
I remember you wearing it once.” Rachel just goes along with the teacher says without standing up or herself. Now Rachel feels even worse than before because Mrs.Price puts the sweater on her desk for all the students to see. This illustrates how her day got worse when she was crestfallen and prevents her from kstand ping up for herself and as a outcome she suffers from embarrassment, and negative consequences. As Rachel bashfulness gives rise to an embarrassing and mortification situation, enventate at the end of the story. In her internal dialogue she enounces, “Today I'm eleven.
Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.” is a story about the isolation of an individual through acts brought upon herself because of jealousy and sibling rivalry. The narrative is told through the older sister’s perspective and she is simply referred to as “Sister”. All of the characters in "Why I Live at the P.O." show a family that paints the reader a picture of comical dread: The narrator who leaves her family to live alone because of an argument that stems from sibling rivalry and a family that instead of showing comfort, love and togetherness further push her away by verbally and physically abusing (Mama slapping Sister after mentioning Cousin Flo(98)) her to the point where she had to move out. .
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
"Speak" To Me A teen named Melinda Sordino comes to high school feeling depressed and lonely. Her school friends hate her because she called the police during a summer party. However, no one knew that the reason she called was because she had been raped by Andy Evans. She refuses to speak to anyone about the events that took place. This novel connects to many teens who do not have the confidence to speak up for themselves, like Melinda.
Later in her pregnancy she becomes very ill. Soon after, she dies along with her baby. Suddenly Jurgis comes into realization with what is happening. Matthew Morris writes, “Jurgis comes to see and comprehend the class system that has destroyed everyone he cared about, and to join the fight to change that system” that has made him lose his job and lead to his wife’s death (5). Jurgis decides to join a rebellion to protest the mistreatment of immigrants.
This is considered verbal bullying because of them not using Cady name instead they use the term “Loser”. Another example of verbal bullying during the film is when Regina and Cady are in an argument and Regina tells Cady “Do you know what everyone says about you behind your back? Hmm? They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak that's a less hot version of me” (Waters, 2004). After the “burn book” was released they gathered the students in the gymnasium and the female teacher asked them if “any of them have every felt personally victimized by Regina George” (Waters, 2004).
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
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.