2 Body Paragraphs for the Novel Speak

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David Midyan 2 TIEAC paragraphs (Novel: Speak) In the beginning of the novel, Melinda is depressed. She is often alone and quiet, because she called the cops at the party. Even her ex-best friends don’t want to talk to talk to her because of that. For example, in “Spotlight” Melinda thinks, “Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say” (9 page). She thinks of that, because she realizes that others remember what happened at the party. In this scene Melinda running out of the cafeteria after someone accidently threw a potato and gravy at her. Then she sees Mr. Neck that gives her demerit for wandering the halls without a pass, because Melinda didn’t explain what happened to her, she didn’t say anything. This is important because Melinda without even trying to talk thinks that people don’t want to hear her. This thought shows that Melinda is depressed because Melinda doesn’t want to talk to anyone because she thinks that others don’t want to hear what she says. She is thinking that way because no one wants to talk to her after the event at that party. It makes her alone and quiet. In the beginning of the novel, Melinda is traumatized. She is often alone and chooses to separate herself from the world because of her life in high school. For example, in “Welcome to Merryweather High” at her first day of school Melinda thinks, “I’m clan less. I wasted the last weeks of August watching bad cartoons. I didn’t go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered the high school with the wrong attitude. And I don’t have anyone to sit with” (4 page). In this scene Melinda is coming to her new school and she thinks what she sees. This is important because Melinda sees her ex-best friends that don’t want to see her and her clan Plain Janes has splintered and the pieces are being absorbed by rival

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