Speak Melinda Sordino Character Analysis

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Mandy Hale wrote, “It’s okay to be scared being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave”. Melinda Sordino demonstrates this when she stands up against the bullies in her school. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak, Melinda Sordino, a bullied teenager, became someone who prevented others from getting hurt the way she did. Melinda shows that she is frightened, brave, and lonely in the way she reacts and the people around her act after the end of Summer party.
Firstly, Melinda shows that she is frightened because when wanted to tell him to stop, she was scared because he was older and she did not know what he would do to her. Melinda said: “NO I DON’T WANT TO! But I can’t spit it out”(135). He made her so nervous that she couldn’t tell him to stop harassing her. He was taking advantage of her because she was only thirteen and when she wanted to asked him to stop he did not let her. You are all taught
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Her former friends thought that she was being obnoxious, but she actually did the right thing to call the police because she was scared and felt like she had no control. This makes her a target for her classmates because they did not know why she had called the police in the first place. Also, most of the people at the party were drunk and were most likely too young to be drinking. They assumed she was trying to get them in trouble.
In conclusion, Melinda is frightened, brave, and lonely as shown in her actions. She might have done the right thing to call the cops and to stand up to Andy, but without any support from friends and family, it must have been hard for her to do. The quote in the first paragraph explains when you are frightened you know that you are going to do something courageous. Melinda might have been scared to fight against Andy, yet it paid off when she helped the other girls in her school and protected

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