“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
Georgeann begins to cry and explains to her teacher that she is defending Rose-Johnny’s honor. Georgeann becomes overwhelmed because of the fight she just encountered with the mattox boy and hiding the fact that she had any communications with her, she runs to the Welch store to visit rose-Johnny. From hanging out with Rose-Johnny many problems have occurred such as Mary Etta, Georgeann’s sister getting attacked by one out of the four boys of the mattox boys who georgeann fought. Mary Etta’s favorite dress that she worn the day of her attack was torn off and stained with dirt. Her face was swollen and there were marks on her neck.
The worst thing she passed was when she got raped. Melinda survived being bullied throughout her 9th grade School year, and then became popular; Bullying does not only happen in this novel, but can happen in the real life, as what happened to the kid in The Everest School last year. He was kicked out of the school because of the bullying situation, and it was the end of his life. Melinda’s situation with bullying was different but it was worst because she was the one being
There are plenty of teens caught up in these dangerous situations, and like older women, the teenage girls feel they are somehow responsible for the abuse they suffer at the hands of the men whom they love and who supposedly love them. This phenomenon is common among abused women. They make excuses for the beatings they take and their abusers insist it will never happen again. And yet it does the cycle of violence never
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1952, is a recount of the horror that filled the town of Salem, known to many as the Salem Witch Trials.Which was really based on McCarthyism and the black list in the 1950s. The girls were motivated out of fear for their town’s harsh religious righteousness. Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey in 2004, is a tale of five girls that terrorize Lincoln Park High School. Motivated out of desire for high social standing, the girls
Hahaha” While one might defend this by saying, that’s high school, kids are mean to each other, and it makes you grow into who you are. Yes, they are right, but when is there a line drawn? Day after day, hour after hour, Patty was being emotionally torn down by her peers. Not only being called the names of “rat” or “Fatty Cakes” but also continually bullying about food. On May 6, Patty cried out to the public, through making a video and posted it on a social media website called Youtube, titling it, “Pretty or Ugly”.
Many films such as Juno and Mean Girls explore issues and problems face in an average teenagers life. Juno and Mean Girls are two different movies but are both aimed at teenagers and they both raise major issues and problems are faced by thousands of teenagers. Juno is about a 16 year old girl who gets pregnant by accident she is faced with being treated differently and making hard decisions for both herself and her baby. Mean Girls looks more at high school life, with all the cliques and back stabbing. Mean Girls also follows a lower class group (The Art Freaks) trying to destroy the high class group (The Plastics).
For example, the antagonist, Abigail Williams, continuously lied about other people’s lifestyles and practices to benefit herself and help herself attain what she wanted. Her lies, as well as several other young girls who followed her example, lead to hysteria in the community, and unjust, unreasonable convictions that lead to many individual’s imprisonment and death. The girls participating and telling such dogma, gave them a sense of empowerment, which was uncommon for women and children in their society. On the other end of the spectrum, John Proctor, the protagonist, saw the girl’s behavior as fallacious and refused to partake and accept such ludicrous antics. After confessing honestly to committing adultery against his wife, and refusing to testify against Abigail ultimately lead to his down fall.
Speak now or forever hold your peace! In Speak by lauren halse anderson the main character melinda was raped. She called the police and everyone found out that she called the police. the start of her freshman year is a disaster because everyone hates her because of her calling the cops and ruining the party. Melinda has a problem with communicating and telling why she really called the cops .
Girls can be rude towards people and are quick to judge a person that they have never even met. If girls are not the in the circle of the most popular girls who have all the high end designer names, hair and makeup done perfectly every day, they will most likely be judged and sadly there is no way of changing it. As for the guys if they are not playing sports then they are automatically a loser most likely and getting picked on. Kids are so cruel in high school and the bullying is even worse, especially now that social media takes up such a giant role in the life of teenagers. Cyber bullying has led kids to killing