“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
Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time. Hulga wants to leave home and really does not want to come back. She does not have a good relationship with her mother because Hulga is “too smart” for her family which breaks the bond between them. Since Hulga dislikes her mom she changed her name to make her mother even more mad at her. 2.
In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, The book follows a ninth grade student named Melinda Sordino through her first year of high school. She has trouble in school because during the summer she calls the cops on a party that she is attending. Now all her friends won't talk to her and the whole hates her for what she has done. This affects Melinda in a negative was and forces herself to stay quiet and to herself for the whole year. Readers feel that Melinda should stay her quiet self through the situations she was handed during the novel but, Melinda should speak on the situations that are present to her because they would have turned out better for her than her not talking about them.
Dee is a girl who lived with her mom and her sister Maggie, but she wasn’t like them at all, she was different than her sister and her mother. Mama was collecting money to take Dee to school in Augusta. Dee liked to be fashionable, she always wanted nice things. Dee changed allot in the story, she changed after she went to study in school. She didn’t like her sister Maggie she also doesn’t like her mom allot and she didn’t like their house.
DJ feels sick, so she declines and hangs up the phone. Later that night, Taylor breaks some bad news to DJ that Conner and Haley went to the game together, left together, and Taylor saw them kissing in the parking lot. Heartbroken, DJ breaks up with Conner the next day and quickly becomes very depressed. Luckily, her relief comes in the form of being nominated as a write in for Homecoming Queen. Needing an escort, she turns to the only nice boy she knows: Caleb the lifeguard, who graciously accepts.
Mr. Bingley brings friends into town, his sisters and one Mr. Darcy. All of the girls swoon over Darcy at first, until they realize that he refuses to consort with anyone of a lower social status. He particularly insults Elizabeth Bennet by stating that she is plain and he would never dance with her, even though she is standing there without a partner. Later, Jane falls ill after visiting with the Bingley’s and Elizabeth walks miles through the mud to visit her and ensure she is well. The Bingley sisters make fun of Elizabeth’s lower social status the whole time she is there, and display major prejudice against her.
The story of “A Rose for Emily” is told in flashbacks. It describes a woman named Miss Emily Grierson who is basically the talk of the town. After the death of her father she becomes a static character. She’s seen as a static character because throughout the story her traits don’t change. She refused that her father died and became mad.
Instead, Trisha's mom immediately decided to exit herself and her daughter from the situation. Apart of the reason, Marianne had a hard time reaching out to get some sort of help is because she was going to be rejected. After she was attacked, many people in her life like Trisha, began to distance themselves away from Marianne. Soon Marianne’s family sent her away which was the total form of rejection to
So the women of Gilead have a choice to either follow society 's expectations and become a handmaiden or retreat to become an outcast in the society of unwomen. When Offered wants to escape the grueling life of a handmaiden she realizes she can’t be a part of society unless it’s as they wish her to be. Just like in Boy Erased Offered is not free to be her true self because she will be forced to become an outcast. And just like in To Kill a Mockingbird those who do not fit into societies boxes are shamed and avoided by their families and former friends.The Handmaid 's tale conveys that society looks at people as expectations, measurements, and archetypes it causes people to be outcast unless they
Then Meridian discontinues her school studies and becomes an unwanted wife for Eddie and an unacceptable daughter-in-law for his mother. When the couple decides to be separated, the women of the community are shocked. They cannot even understand why Meridian should be sore about her life with Eddie just for being
She lost her identity and became cynical of other people. After her old friends ditched her, she lost a major part of herself. Then, although she did not consider Heather a “true friend”, she was desperate to keep her when Heather wanted to cut the ties of friendship. Going through high school is hard enough, but especially difficult when teenagers have no one there to go through it with. Also, Melinda’s appearance changes drastically over the summer.
The development of these characters help us realize the fears they face on a daily basis. To start with, the protagonist of the book, Melinda, is experiencing multiple difficult times in her life like her parents relationship is falling apart, recovering from the rape, and loneliness. Melinda has isolated herself from everyone else for so long, but also since everybody thinks she busted the party, they don’t want to have anything to do with her. As her peers at school bully her by blurting things out at her while she has a perfectly good reason why she called the police, she is afraid to stand up for herself. At the party, she was raped by Andy and didn’t know what to do after it happened, so she called the police in shock.
In the suit filed, the mother stated that her daughter was refused admission because she didn’t have the right body type and the value placed on unnaturally thin body for female dancer drives them to eating disorder. On the other hand, the school disagrees with her and feels they have the right to choose their student based