Write An Essay On The Relationship Between Melinda And Reavin

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Erika Smith
Honors English I
9/ /15

Have you ever felt as if you didn’t belong? Have you ever been so alone that there is nowhere to go but down? Melinda Sordino in Speak did. She was alone throughout her whole freshman year. 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. His …show more content…

Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever felt that you didn’t belong? Melinda did. Despite the fact that Reavun and Melinda both undergo significant changed in the novels The Chosen and Speak Melinda endures the more arduous journey in her journey of growth as shown through the authors use of allusions, seasonal imagery, and family struggles. There is seasonal imagery because in the winter when everything is dark and dreary so is Melinda and when spring comes around things a revived and renewed like Melinda. Melinda endures the harder journey because of the event that happened that summer and losing her friends. On top of that she has to deal with not having a caring or supportive family and her school struggles. “Welcome to the only class that will teach you how to survive… welcome to art.” (Anderson, 10) Reavun and Danny both have struggles with family and friends but Melinda goes through a tougher journey. Reavun’s struggles are noticed when he says “I walked slowly through the apartment I had lived in my entire life but I never saw it until I went through it that Friday afternoon.” (Potok,102) They both go through hard times and they both grow in significant

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