Isolation In Laura Halse Anderson's Speak

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“Speak up, because the day you don’t speak up for the things that matter to you is the day your freedom truly ends”. Speak up when you have the change because if you don’t you will end up like me . I lied to my mom about doing something. I know, everybody as lied to their parents. But she’s a mom so when I lied to her she already knew I did it. It was no point of lying. Your mom is always smarter than you. That’s why she is the mom and you’re the kid. That’s why you don’t lie, that’s why you need to find the strength to speak up. For this reason that’s what Laura Halse Anderson’s novel, speak , focuses on the idea of finding the strength to speak up, this theme is demonstrated in how the main character was isolated by her peers, isolated herself, and finally , in the metaphor of the tree.

Melinda was isolated by her friends because of one night. Ever wonder how different your life would be if that one thing never happened ? On page 72 in chapter winter break, the author states “What had they
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Like many isolated people, they were wrapped up in themselves and not too interested in the world outside. Charles Frazier once said “people who are isolated interest me,whether they isolate themselves or have been isolated by circumstances.” The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action . The tree metaphor is speaking her voice and inner thoughts without her having to speak up. Melinda needs to confess what happened at Kyle Rodger’s party the only way she finds the courage to speak up. She write a note to Rachel explaining about the night of the party. She doesn’t believe her into the very end of the book. I wonder what made her change her mind ? You should read the book to find
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