Verbal Violence In Menlenda

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Examples of violence in the novel speak Every 30 seconds a woman is sexualy assulted in the world. In the novel speak be Laura Anderson the main character Menlenda is sexualy assulted durning a party. In the novel Melinda was at a party with her friends. She met a boy named Andy who raped her. She called the police and left the party and didn't talk about to anyone. In the novel the author shows violence that is in the form of physical, verbal, sexual. One way the author shows violence is sexual assault. The author shows this by saying “I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” This passage proves my point because…show more content…
This is the most common type of violence physical. Physical altercations are the most one of the meany shown in everyday life. Another type shown in the book is verbal violence. In one passage of the book Andy calls Mlenda derogatory names like dumb, ugly, stupid. These are hurtful things and can have a big effect on someone's self esteem. Verbal violence is a hurtful thing that we don't really take into consideration. Words are very strong things that have a effect on not just people but animals and plantlife. There also easy thing we can avoid doing. There are a lot of types of violence in this novel. There are lots of types of violence that happen in this book that also happen every day in real life that can be avoidable. There are even more examples in the novel you can find if you look deeper in the book. This book has 1% if not less of the violences that happen in the world. There are more amounts of violences that happen everyday that we don't even know of. The book describes some of the more common ones that happen in everyday life. It also shows the ones we can avoid having in society. But violence is not something that can completely removed from society
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