Melinda is affected throughout the novel increasing the amount of feelings of weakness and rejection and helps her recover from this as well. The novel begins with the introduction of Melinda giving perspective of her situation and her school, Merryweather High. Melinda is perceived as an outcast by her and others and is shunned from her peers; reason being that Melinda had called the police during a senior party. It is later revealed that the summer before her Melinda’s freshman year of high school, Melinda meets Andy Evans during this senior party. Outside the woods, Andy rapes her, giving reason to call the police.
Before the rape, Melinda is represented by the tree when she says, “I can see it in my head: a strong old oak tree with a wide scarred trunk and thousands of leaves reaching to the sun”(78). Melinda was completely fine before the rape occurred, and she was happy with herself and her surroundings. But after the rape, Melinda is not happy with anything in her life and she is always stressed out. This is represented when she states, “But when I try to carve it, it looks like a dead tree, toothpicks, a child’s drawing. I can’t bring it to life.
During her first day, Scout got into trouble because she knew how to read and write and because of an incident with her teacher and her classmate, Walter Cunningham. This was when they started finding trinkets in a knothole of a tree at the edge of the Radley’s. On her second grade, school only got worse but Jem assured her that it will get better in sixth grade. As they are now both dismissed at the same time, the two go home together and they continue to find trinkets until Nathan Radley filled up the knothole with cement. Shortly after, a fire breaks out in Miss Maudie’s home and someone, who is later revealed to be Arthur, places a blanket on
This tells me that Ally is confident about who she is and how she lives.Shay hurts Ally's feelings so the other kids made fun of Ally as well making Ally upset. When Mr.Daniels asks Ally to write a speech for class president she hesitates. At home, she writes her speech and the next day she goes up to say her speech she can’t read the speech. So she just made it up. And Ally is then the class president.
She writes many novels on difficult subjects in society (“Laurie Halse Anderson-Mad Woman in the Forest”). In Speak, the main character, Melinda Sordino, was raped at the end of the summer before her freshman year. The novel follows her hardships as an outcast in the jungle-like environment of high school and her struggles to speak up for herself when she needs to the most (Anderson 3-198). In the novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
In hopes of making things better when she got home she began sewing a poppet for Elizabeth. The doll was used later that night to accuse Elizabeth of using it as a voodoo and for witchcraft. When Mary found this out she got really upset and scared for her family but more so for her own well-being. Proctor knew that this doll was not his wife's and it was no more than a gift. He asked Mary to go to the court and let them know that it was her doll but she was too scared to do so.
A Critique Essay of “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” by Sharon Flake is a short story about a rebellion teenage girl going through a realistic problem in a relationship. Flake added a realistic setting to influence the relationship between characters, showing someone is a relationship cheating with another person. The teenager is struggling with her neighbors pointing out her flaws; things relating to behavior and looks. But the main character ignored it, continuing to stay with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t end up well when she witnessed her boyfriend cheating at the bus-stop.
Nice June thought she got rid of mean June until she saw her standing in a house on the way to her new house. Nice June slouched down in her seat, hoping mean June wouldn’t see her but she did! This story shows that being bullied affects nice June’s life in many ways. One reason that June’s life gets affected is by being bullied physically. In paragraph 35, mean June is hurting nice June in the locker room.
Melinda struggles to stand up to Andy and her classmates because of the fear that no one believe her. Hester faces the conflict of standing up to Roger and stopping him from tormenting Dimmesdale. “Melinda has kept the attack a secret because she is ashamed. She feels she brought it on herself, even though she tried to fight the boy off” (Constantakis). This quote describes how Melinda fights to gain power during her whole freshman year as well as when she was raped by Andy.
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.