Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a fictional story placed in Merrywether High School in Syracuse, New York about the life of a social outcast and rape victim, Melinda Sordino. Throughout the story, Melinda struggles to cope with the fact that she was raped by Andy Evans at a high school party. Melinda can be classified as both a round and dynamic character. A round character is classified as a character with varying emotions and feelings— someone whom the audience can understand and hear the internal thoughts of. Melinda certainly fits this description.
In the book there was a very well-known event in the book that I’ll never forget. This event was when John Barton suicides and when Josie found out about she turned hot-blooded and over dramatic in second and then she realised that these things happen she must keep moving forward, this was mostly taught by Michael Andretti. And Josie’s best friends, Lee, Sera and Taylor played an important part in the novel because Josie’s friends helped her in taking choices and decision. Josie always disagreed with Nonna but when she found out about her dark secret, they both formed a strong bond between each other. After this event she learned that not everything is as it seems.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel: Speak, it’s an incredible narrative that tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a grade nine girl who was raped at the age of thirteen during a party. The novel has wonderful amount of details and symbols that explain how Melinda is slowly able to surpass the fears of her past and create a better life. Nonetheless, on the movie directors decided to cut off some of these important details that were fundamental to understand the story. In particular, one of the most obvious modifications make in the movie is the school’s mascot change. In the novel the mascot changes five times, and it represents Melinda’s life.
Some people cannot answer these questions without the help of others, whether that advice is positive or negative. In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, she shows you the story of a girl searching for her voice. The main character of this life changing book, Melinda, a teen who was raped at a high school party, is struggling with speaking to others about the horrible event she experienced at the party. As she is starting her freshman year of high school some people will come into the story to help Melinda get the voice she does not realize is missing. Melinda finds that art class is her sanctuary and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, is the only
In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, the readers are introduced to Melinda Sordino, a character who goes through her tainted freshman year as a quiet girl who wishes of acceptance by her fellow peers. But she holds a dark secret from the night of Kyle Rodgers party that is her reality. In everyone 's else 's perspective there was no seemingly thinkable reason for her to have called the police and for that everyone made her the Outcast. The author skillfully introduces a high school experience of an outcast, multiple social cliques represented by fake and real friends through one single character that embodies the very essence of the true meaning and impact of friendships. Throughout the story, this single character Melinda makes and reunites with friends that help her speak and some that make her search for help unfulfilled.
Melinda was raped as a young girl heading into her first year of high school and what happened after that was a catastrophe and would change her life and her peers view of her. Melinda perpetually haunted by her treacherous past memories struggled to stay happy and sane throughout her overwhelming first year of high school. Melinda evolves over time as she longs to be her past happy self again she slowly but surely begins to regain her happiness and self-confidence. With life-changing events coming at Melinda every which way, she experiences the highs and the lows and finds little things in life like her extraordinary passion for art to help her get through the toughest times in her life. This story will make your heart melt with sorrow and compassion, but also bring to you a remarkable story with realistic like events and settings.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is about a freshman named Melinda Sordino who starts high school as an outcast and detested by her ex-friends and fellow peers. All because she called the cops at an end of the summer party that ended up with people getting arrested and the party being shut down. What everyone doesn’t know is that she did that because she was raped by a senior named Andy Evans at the party and didn’t know what to do after the traumatic incident and they don’t know because Melinda won’t speak. The conflict in the book is very similar to a book called Saints and Misfits by S.K Ali. In Speak in the library when it is study hall and Melinda starts to speak to Rachel and they start opening up and Melinda asks Rachel if she was still
Cassie Kramer is one of the main characters. Her younger sister is named Allie a self-centered girl over staged her sister in acting and who’ll do anything to be the center of attention.The family lived in Oregon but then moved to the bright lights of Hollywood after Allie graduated from high school. Time passed and Cassie hid away the memories about the event until… Her sister 's’ body double Lucida Renalde, was shot on the movie set and her sister had disappeared or was dead too. No one knew what really happened, they
How would you deal with being nsexually assaulted or knowing that you are hated for calling the cops when you wanted help? “Speak,” by Laurie Anderson follows Melinda, who chose not to speak after she was raped at the party last summer. During her art class, Melinda was assigned to draw a tree. Anderson uses the process of drawing a tree as a comparison to her struggle to grow stronger following her experience of being sexually assaulted. Just like a sapling vulnerable to strong winds that grows into a tall tree, Melinda is able to overcome her traumatic experience.
Rachel her ex best friend became someone totally different, she even started dating Andy Evans. The boy who raped Melinda. Things get progressively worse for Melinda before she decides she needs to tell
When my older sister went off to college, I had never seen a more driven, mature and intelligent 18 year old look so terrified and reluctant to leave her home just a few states away. Caroline had spent the majority of her high school years stressed, angry and tired, holed up in her single room acing more APs than I can count with two hands. My sister knew from the time she could read that success meant getting into an Ivy, even if the price was throwing away all human contact or not. Myself, was not so sure. I had been shaped by a front-row-seat to the 24-hour shows of a hormonal workaholic—years spent listening to crying, yelling, and disturbing silences from upstairs in Caroline’s room taught me that in order to earn a college acceptance,
How would you feel if your sister went to a camp and never came back? Would you wonder what happened, why it happened, or even who is responsible for it happening? Jenny the main character in the book was very curious on what happened with her sister Liza. Her sister Liza went to a drama camp in Wisteria. Liza isn’t one to follow all the rules and snuck out one night and ended up getting murdered.
Norma Jeanne Mortensen also known as, Marilyn Monroe is globally experienced as a sexual appearance idol for the world. Mrs. Monroe grew up from a tragic child hood as a kid, never spoken of her foster parents or about being in foster care during her high school or ever growing up (A 1942 University). Being smothered at the age of two, and being rapped at the age of nine (Biography1) was not a great life to talk about. Growing up not knowing her father was seriously difficult for her being the only child not only having one parent in the house but also further on in life she became well known recognized for a model but it did not bother her because that is what she needed in life. She was a strong companion women growing up from lack of a farther figure she did not struggle to succeed in life and turn into a beautiful woman she became known for which is not only a sex symbol to people but also a famous singer, actor and model and every man’s dream wife.
Everyone thinks that once you get out of Jr.high your going to be a wild crazy teenager. You would go to parties, go where you wanted, and have no rules. But the sad part is that 's not reality and you have to wake up at some point. This is a story about a girl named Remmy and how she survived her first high school year. Picture this a girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes who has no clue what to expect on her first day of highschool.