Lucy says I saw what took Jacob last night from my window. It was that creepy scarecrow from the apple farm it grabbed him right out of his bed and stuffed him in a bag. Lucy's mother Kylee says to lucy there is no scarecrow coming alive it is impossible. you were just dreaming it you need to stop watching horror movies before you go to bed. But mom I wasn't watching horror movies last night said, Lucy.
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. Shocked, Melinda does not tell anyone what happened to her, and nobody asks.
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
On document 5 Martha’s friend seemed to have written a note to somebody that said, “Ok, so she did kinda hook up with Brian, but they only kissed ONCE. DON’T TELL ANYONE. Martha is really worried that Robert will find out.” However, Robert eventually found out which can relate to document 7 which shows a discipline referral that says, “Robert was engaged in an altercation with another student in the hall outside my office. He was shouting aggressively and did not respond to a verbal warning to stop.”
Trapped In “Ship in a Bottle” a short story from the book Olive Kitteridge, there is many meanings that can be interpreted from the title of the chapter. The meaning of “ship in a Bottle” can portrayed as a literal and a figurative way throughout the chapter. Jims ship being trapped, as it was too big to get out of the basement served as a literal portrayal. Julie feeling trapped by her mother as a figurative portrayal.
The Odyssey and Speak both have many common archetypes. The characters suffer, and they go through rebirth and they also go through a sense of loss. In Speak Melinda was raped by one of her classmates and was keeping it a secret her entire freshman year, in the Odyssey, Odysseus was trapped on Calypso’s island for years and was forced to lay with Calypso. The characters’ rebirth in The Odyssey and Speak are both very similar; Melinda finally realizes it is okay to tell someone if something like that happens to her, and Odysseus finally makes it home and is able to feel clean again, and to be with his love Penelope. In both readings, the main characters go through a sense of loss, Odysseus is physically lost at sea, and is trying to make it back home, and Melinda has lost sense of who she is and doesn’t feel herself anymore.
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.
In the book All the Truth that’s in Me the main character Judith has to overcome many problems and trials after returning home. Judith is just returning home at the beginning of the story with half a tongue after being kidnapped. She lack the ability to speak and spends her time spying on her neighbor and writing letters. The letters serve as a diary to her as the days pass on she writes mostly to Lucas the boy she was to marry before she was taken. The story continues as the people of the small town also face trails, as she learns to talk many become anxious for the truth placing her in even more danger.
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
Alvarez tells a story through her parents where they were trapped in the closet. By the end of this story Julia overcomes her fear and writes two books about it. The generational curse was broken. Trujillo was so crooked he made all of the residents hang a picture in their house in his honor.
They then reported what happened, later on that night Banks was arrested. On January 3, 2002 they charged Banks with two counts of forcible rape and one count of sodomy with a special circumstance of kidnapping. Banks was facing a potential prison term of 41 years to life, he pleaded no contest on July 8,2003. He was then only sentenced to 6 years. In 2006 Banks filed a petition on how there was no biological evidence that he had raped her.
Mary Fisher, an HIV-positive white woman, stood before her audience to inform them on the present danger of the rapidly spreading HIV epidemic. She delivered her powerful speech titled, “A Whisper of AIDS”, during the 1992 Republican National Convention Address. Fisher told her audience, “My call to the nation is a plea for awareness,” upfrontly stating her purpose is not to immediately stop the fatal epidemic, but to stop the ignorance surrounding it. With her strong utilization of the rhetorical appeals; ethos, pathos, and logos, Fisher was able to powerfully deliver her speech and its purpose, as well as bring a majority of her audience to tears while doing so. HIV originally being seen as a “GRID” (Gay Related Immune Deficiency), and also seen as a disease only targeting a specific group of people, upfront gives Fisher a large amount of credibility (History of HIV and AIDS).
American political activist, author, and artist, Mary fisher, in her speech “A Whisper of AIDs,” presents the growing national epidemic known as HIV and AIDs, from a personal and national point of urgency, condemning the silence surrounding these viruses and calling all peoples to action in the fight against HIV and AIDs. Fisher first comes to her audience through emotion, establishing ethos from the moment she began speaking, connecting herself to the HIV community by stating that she is HIV positive, and like many of those listening to her that tonight she did not choose to be apart of the millions of infected. She presents evidence and logic against the idea that HIV and AIDs present bias against any one group of people by quoting the
Name: Trisha McVicker Assignment: Informative Speech Preparation Outline Date: 29 March 2017 Speech Topic: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe Speech Title: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe the Closest thing to Heaven on Earth Organizational Pattern: Topical General Purpose Statement: To inform Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about Sister Rosemary Central Idea Statement: I would like to inform the class about Sister Rosemary by first, traveling through the history of Sister and why she does what she does, second, by explaining the work she has taught the girls how to make a living and why, and finally, to explain and show the true meaning of hope through Sister Rosemary. Introduction
Nelson Mandela has an exceptional point of view on courage, as he once said "Courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." Like Mr. Mandela, Melinda Sordino in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson also learned this throughout her time as a ninth grader. The character Melinda has many encounters that test her courage throughout the book. The first act of bravery that stood out to me was when Melinda put her emotion's into art.