This displays how Melinda felt like she did not belong, and like she was not loved. No one made her feel special, not even her parents, because they didn’t understand what she going through, and never bothered to ask. Melinda was completely left out and was missing support from her family and friends. She lacks love and belonging, and this makes Melinda see herself as alone and vulnerable, which makes her life
After the tragic death of her brother years back, Annie is still devastated and is afraid to love or get too close to anyone again. Her glasses are a way of concealing herself from the Kellers in hopes of avoiding getting hurt again. As James started being more friendly to her, Anne hid herself once again behind her glasses, and shut him out of the
In the text, the girl does not discuss how she feels about the operation and avoids receiving any help to her situation This can be seen when the girl says "But I don't care about me. And I'll do it and then everything will be fine" (Hemingway 3). This verse shows readers how the man has pushed the girl in such a way, where she is forcing herself to go through the operation and hating herself for it. She could have avoided it all through communication with the man, instead she conceals her feelings and assumes everything will be "fine". This point is clear because the girl has concealed her emotions on the topic of abortion and it has led her to commit in something she obviously does not want to undergo and it has made her lose her sense of self worth.
When Phaedra discovered her affection toward her stepson she could have acted on them and tried to seduce him but she did just the opposite. Instead of committing an unholy act and giving into her temptations, Phaedra decided to keep her feelings to herself and let them die with her. Though her attraction to Hippolytus is considered immoral, it’s important to acknowledge her strength to do the right thing and suppress her feelings. Phaedra’s will to withhold from her feelings is shown in various situations throughout the play. While Phaedra was sick and her nurse was trying to figure out the cause, Phaedra states, “But for me, honor lies in silence”(Hippolytus, 329) this shows that Phaedra never even wanted to admit her love for Hippolytus and chose to keep it to herself even if it meant she would fall ill.
They way Torvald speaks to Nora after her read the letter was revolting. He starts to feel betrayed and calls Nora “...a hypocrite, a liar--worse, worse a criminal!” (62). Torvald disgrases Nora, talking to her as if she was a complete stranger. This opened up Nora’s eyes and she realizes that Torvald doesn 't really love her.
They cut her out they were all posting pictures of them having fun, and she felt like she was missing out. They would all send her pictures and texts that would just shut her down. They all made her feel awful about herself. She began getting really upset. A way she never felt before, and she feared herself.
There, Twyla did not want to get along with the other girl. In fact, when "the big bozo" introduced them each other, she said "My mother won't like you putting me in here." (Morrison, 1983, p1). With those words she meant that she did not want to share the room with Roberta. She used very aggressive words toward her like "The minute I walked in and the Big Bozo introduced us, I got sick to my stomach" (Morrison, 1983, p1) or even "If Roberta had laughed I would have killed her" (Morrison, 1983, p1).
She cannot, even by imagination, defy the social restrains that are forced over women during that age. In fact, Marion 's diary writing proves that she is confined in the gender role that is previously set to her by the dominating patriarchal
“ I’m a coward and I’ve faced it, and I’ve learned to accept it.” Ginny said to herself (chapter 2). This quotation shows that Ginny is not strong and she get scared of everything which made her to gain, and handle it. Furthermore, Ginny felt lonely “ I’m feeling very sorry for myself. It seems like everybody in the world but me has somebody who cares about them.”
She didn’t have anyone to vent to or make her feel more important. She had to suffer through her life taunting experience alone. With no friends to help her through this tough time she felt it hard to persevere and thus found herself slip into depression. Little did Melinda know that all she had to do was fight through and eventually when she moved onto sophomore year she will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Melinda is not the only one who went through hardships, so did Reavun in The Chosen.
So, because she does not feel she can have someone who will understand her and not punish her for what happened, she does not speak. Her parent’s behavior toward her and each other make herself feel like she is a disappointment. Her mental state of mind is unstable and is struggling to process what happened to her. When her family and the people around her start pulling her down, she does not feel as strong and confident to stand up for herself and to face her so to speak demons. A perfect example of this is “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist.
In Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda struggles with communication. Melinda is at a party, she is attacked and raped by a student who attends her school, Merryweather high. When it is time to head back to school after the summer, Melinda decides not to talk to anyone. She became completely mute. In the beginning of the book, Melinda is thinking about her attack when her " throat squeezes shut...