At a mere fifteen years old she was woken up at 5 am and led outside of her hut by the the local traditional brothers and female elders. They made her lie down on a large stone outside her hut and held her arms and legs down. The women sang loudly to cover up her cries. They removed her clitoris, and labia minora with a razor blade. She recalls that she was forced to stay inside for almost 2 months because the pain was unbearable.
Her diary, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, has inspired countless of people to see hope in a difficult time. Another example of a text that shows hope is powerful than fear, is Dear Miss Breed. Hope is shown from a girl name Louise and she is positive about her stay in the Japanese ancestry. Hope is powerful than fear and if fear was powerful than hope, we would live in a life full of fear. From the inspirational writer and Jewish teenager, Anne Frank showed that hope is powerful than fear by the reference she writes in her diary.
In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak, Anderson tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a freshman who’s starting off her new year with no friends as her former friends turned on her. Turns out, Melinda called cops on a party, thus, Melinda has become anti-social and depressed because she’s aggravated many people. Through the use of the tree motif, Anderson reveals Melinda is a depressed tree that’s trying hard to grow. At beginning of the novel, the tree motif reveals Melinda is in a dark place as she’s showing a sign of depression and sadness. When Melinda is painting watercolor trees in art class she says “I’ve been painting watercolors of trees that have been hit by lighting.
The has done a good job of using many relevant symbols to portray the author in negative and positive way. She uses the winter and the dying tree as negativity, the spring and the beautiful tree as positivity along with the art room. The art room was positive enough Melinda tells Mr. Freeman about the rape “You’ve been through a lot, haven’t you?” The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.
At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess. After informing her family of this traumatizing encounter, the perpetrator was hunted down and beaten to death. Maya didn’t speak for the next five years. Maya found joy in singing, dancing, and poetry, after moving to San Francisco in 1940. However, this joy was put on hold after having a son at age 16, and moving to San Diego.
Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe were both great novelists. They both accomplished a lot of things. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown Pennsylvania. When she first started writing she wrote under the pen name Flora Fairfield and A.M Barnard. She’s been writing short stories, thrillers, and juvenile tales since 1851.She didn’t start using her real name until she was ready to commit to her writing.
He goes straight to a ‘dark room’ filled with a ‘septic smell’ where he refuges every time he feels that ‘ancestral fever’. The darkness can be a resemblance of the unconscious itself with all those antique miscellaneous items (old memories) inside it. Then the reader gets to know two women he keeps in his house: Fakhr-o-Nesa, a slim, pale, cold-hearted woman that is Ehtejab’s cousin and wife at the same time and Fakhri, a fleshy spirited young maidservant with wild black eyes. When the prince comes back by midnight, they drift in so that they show their attendance and affection toward him. In response, he knocks the floor with his feet and scares them away.
The character of Lily Owens evolves and changes as any young woman would throughout the course of her life. Lily begins the book as an insecure, detached, and unaware teenage girl. We see how Lily changed into a wise young woman as she solves the mystery of her mother’s life. Towards the end of the book Lily transforms into a young woman who is much more confident, happier, and vicarious. Lily has learned about love and biases.
Antonia embodies the philosophy that happiness comes from within, that it “comes as naturally as sleep.” Antonia, like many women and immigrants in the earlier twentieth century, faces unquestionable hardships throughout the story as she adjusts to a new life. Yet, the quintessence of her character remains relatively unchanged every time Jim revisits her. Jim first describes Antonia as an eager companion and someone who “had opinions about everything, and she was soon able to make them known” (Book I, Chapter IV). The author characterizes her as a vibrant child and full of energy, qualities exhibited by confident and happy children despite the fact that Antonia is in a new environment and possesses a limited understanding of English. Happiness
“Critical Essay on Doctor Zhivago.” Novels for Students, Thomson Gale, 2008, pp. 18-20. Joyce Hart is a freelance writer and published author who has received numerous print offers over the course of her career. In the aforementioned essay, Hart examines the possible reasons as to why Pasternak’s protagonist, Yuri Zhivago, finds such difficulty in maintaining lasting relationships with the women in his life. In her essay, Hart argues that the political struggles of the novel foreshadow the developing tensions throughout the narrative.
The use of juxtaposition to contrast Pearl’s grace to the cottage’s depressing nature expresses Pearl’s presence as happy and bright, giving Hester the strength to continue living with optimism for a better future. Although Hester is depressed and living in a gloomy cabin, her daughter brings happiness and hope into her life.
A Critique of Speak Keeping a secret for a whole school year would be a challenge. One may find that the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson explores the challenges of keeping a secret. The story is about a girl, Melinda Sordino, who gets raped over the summer at a party and is helpless. That year at school all of her best friends are now her ex-friends because they didn’t know what happened. She doesn’t tell anyone about this terrifying memory until the end of the year.
Consequently, Melinda was running away from Mr. Neck and stumbled across and old janitor’s closet, this helped in her transformation of who she is at the end of the novel. When Melinda ran into the closet, she felt safe. Moreover, the closet helped Melinda in many ways, such as a way to exit from drama. Her closet was her safe haven, she made many decisions that bettered her and people she cares about.
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