In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda gives a really good example of character development throughout the story. Melinda just starts her freshman year at high school. Over the summer her and her friends went to a party and Melinda gets raped by a boy named Andy Evans and ends up calling the police, she didn't tell anyone why she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Melinda’s only friend is a new girl named heather. Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking.
Both of the stories characters could be in a lot of danger. Ana was really hurt by her gang, and Junior and Sarah went to jail for two weeks. In the Memoir, “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, the author shows us that the main character had the courage to join a gang. Even if it meant they had to be harmed to get in.In the beginning “I just wanted my mom to stop crying. My eyes got watery and something happened inside of me.
Another activist during this time period was Daisy Bates. When Daisy was just a little girl she had lost her mother because of three white men who had raped and murdered her. From this loss she experienced, she had so much built up anger and hatred toward those men. She used this hatred to help other women and generate a change. Daisy had become a well-known women that black victims of rape could go to.
Grace Marks, the main character, was accused of taking part in the murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper and mistress Nancy Montgomery, who was pregnant. She was tried not by committing the crime by herself but by being James McDermott helper, the actual killer. The novel relates how she immigrated from Ireland with her family and soon starts working as a domestic servant; also, how her mother and her best friend Mary Whitney die, (which affects her emotionally for her entire life), the way she is hired by Mr Kinnear and how she gets involved into sexual tension among the members of the house which causes an unlucky ending for three of their four lives being McDermott hanged after condemned to death sentence; also, details about Grace’s life in prison are
The book Mosquitoland is about a troublesome young teenage girl who has a lot of family issues and was written by David Arnold. It was written in first person point of view by a sixteen year old named Mary Iris Malone or Mim Malone for short. The book starts off with Mary living with her father and new stepmother after her parent’s divorce. As a teenager, these major life changes do affect your behavior and emotions big time! Shortly after her parents split, Mim finds out that her mother is sick.
Mr. Bertelsen English 3 Matthew Rossmiller 8 October 17 It’s not all about you. In the book The Crucible we see some very despicable characters throughout the book. One of these characters is Abigail Williams. She is the most despicable character because she commits adultery, lies in court, and kills her friends Abigail Williams is a young 17 year old girl who used to work at the Elizabeth and John Proctor’s home. She was then fired after Elizabeth found out that John was having an affair Abigail while she was sick.
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone follows the lives of two teenage girls. In the first pages of the book the reader finds out that Amelia Anne was recently murdered. Another character, Becca lives in the town in which the murder occurred. As the story continues readers find out the events leading up to the murder and the investigation that occurs after the murder. Readers cannot cease reading Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone because every chapter leaves them guessing what will happen next.
The Book Thief will give you a new view on world war 2 and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a challenging book. As mentioned before it all started with Liesel Meminger(was 14), her mother, and the corpse of her brother. This day would give Liesel nightmares for years, every night. Liesel's brother died of some form of disease. Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness).
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.
Anne Frank was a 16 year old girl who was killed during the time of the Natzis after being betraied. From her over packed diary, Anne changed how people looked at the world. When she was hiding in the annex during the war, her diary was her most prized possession and with that diary, she wrote everything from things she did, to what she wished she did instead of hiding in the annex for the years. She was in the annex with 8 people including her and was packed, one bit of noise would give them away. After the war was over, Anne’s diary was published and written in 67 different languages and over 30 million copies were sold.
At the beginning of the story there was an un ordinary mom named Starr knight, she was one to wear glossy make up and brand name clothes. Until her husband found her wearing baggy clothes and murdered in a tangle of kudzu. That 's how the beginning of the book started with mistrys. Everyone shocked with this murder was wondering how they were going to tell starr knights kinds that their mother has passed away. So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered.
She would throw the baby overboard, only to jump in after her. Celianne’s family underwent physical mental and emotional pain. The remaining woman in the family was raped by the soldiers until they got tire; Danticat shows in a 2009 interview with Opal Palmer the two discuss Danticat’s early life “It’s still happening-the actual rape of girls and women by people in position of power and authority in Haiti, both foreign and local” (349). Celianne told her story of how she became pregnant from being raped by the soldiers, “. .
Selina Kyle 's childhood was defined by tragedy as her brutalized mother Maria committed suicide and her violent father Brian drank himself to death soon after loss. After her parent 's death, she was separated from her younger sister, Maggie Kyle. She went to live a couple foster homes, while Selina remanded to the Sprang Hall Juvenile Detention Center, an abusive state home for orphaned or delinquent girls. She remained there until the age of ten, when she escaped the center by climbing out of a broken window. After leaving the center, she went a carnival outside of Gotham and tried to pickpocket the crowds there; however, she was caught by the owner.
JonBonet, who was named Little Miss Colorado in the mid 90’s , was the daughter of John and Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey. The 6-year-old daughter of a business executive was found slain in the basement of her home hours after her mother discovered a ransom note indicating the girl had been kidnapped according The Record [Bergen County, N.J]. Many crimes go unsolved, because of mistakes created by the officers or investigators at the crime scene such as tampering with evidence, flaws in the legal system, and departments giving up on cases of up to a year. For one thing, it was reported in the article that the crime scene was hopelessly tampered with when the victim’s father, Jon Ramsey, picked up and moved his daughter’s body from the storeroom
The night she called the cops and got slapped for it. The night that she lost all of her friends. On page 74 when she talks about "its face" she 's referring to her rapist, Andy (Beast) Evans. Those two quotes connect because she was raped by "IT" on "that night." "It" meaning Andy on the night of the party.