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”. On this video, Patty wanted the honest truth on how people looked at her. Her peers responded to this video, not with love and compassion for a teenage girl who struggles with self-esteem, but with mockery and judgment. On the same day as Patty posted the video, the bullies posted on her wall stating how the video was “rad and totally epic”. The very next day, May 7th at 4:14pm, Ms. Desolatia posted on her Facebook, “sigh… I swear today was the worst day that I have ever had before; I just wanted to kill myself.
When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother. Evyn made the assumption that she went partying every night. That is an example of her being judgemental. After her father, Birdie, reminded Evyn that her new combination lock was 5, 10, 15; she forgot, making her forgetful. An example of Evyn being unintelligent was when her so-called friends, Andrea’s group, calls her Evelyn and doesn’t talk to her unless it’s to ask about updates with Ajax, she doesn’t realize that they’re just using her.
Her only solution at this moment is to be alone. Bullying does not only happens to Melinda but other people. It was the day of the pep rally; Melinda was not so exited as her only friend Heather, she was scared someone gets next to her and claims her about what happened in the summer party, .and it happened, to girls got next to her and claim her about it. “The girl pokes me harder. “Aren’t you the one who called the cops at Kyle Rodger’s party at the end of the summer?” .
Rishabh 10/9/11 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Let the Sandwich Out Enduring the Pain and suffering the truth is something Melinda did every single day when she went to school. At the end of a summer she and her friends went to Rachel’s party, where Melinda was raped by a senior, Andy Evans. Dazed and drunk, she called the police for help and when they arrive they founded a teen party with illegal alcohol drinking, but Melinda left when they arrived. Everyone was mad at her, including her group of good friends from middle school. Melinda has told no one, not even her parents that she was raped.
Without intentionally pressuring Pudge into their bad habits and ways of life, he is pushed into a world that he had only heard of. As the novel progresses, Pudge's feelings for Alaska deepen, but she pushes him into a relationship with a girl named Lara. The group of four that included the Colonel, Alaska, Pudge and Takumi became a group of five that included Lara. The close group of friends decided to play a drinking game. In the midst of the game, Alaska tells the group of the time when she watched her mother die of an aneurysm.
This type of legal system exercises the ideal that the supposed offender is considered innocent until proven guilty. This systems premise exercises the idea that both the defense and prosecuting attorneys will work at extreme lengths to make sure that guilty are convicted, and the innocent are set free. Both the prosecutor and the defense have rules of procedure, statute, and case laws that they must fallow. The Constitution also has certain powers and rights that both sides must implement and promote for fair administration of justice. In the adversarial system the defense attorney has the duty to act faithfully and enthusiastically on behalf of the defendant.
Brooke Murphy Literary analysis for Speak How would it feel to walk into your first year of high school and have everyone give you a hard time? In Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino is a freshman at Mayweather high school who was raped at a party in the summer. She calls the police for help, but they arrive to find a teen party with alcohol. Everyone thinks she did it on purpose because nobody knows the truth. Melinda sees The Marthas as an exclusive group of girls with bad attitudes, while the teachers see the exact opposite.
MOLLY: NO he can come back. JACK remember when you woke Rhys up 3 months ago when he forgot about his mid term. Its because of you, he had time to look online for notes and cheat and pass RHYS: I see your point Molly: . Or Jack remember when Molly was realy Drunk at Sindys party last year. You convinced her in her drunk state not to have unprotected sex with that senior and instead have unprotected sex with me.
Lithwick:Teens, Nude Photos and the Law In this article, published in Newsweek, the author explains the harsh possible outcomes from teenagers sending at the own free will nude photos of themselves to their mates or lovers. Something that the author defines as “sexting” epidemic and analyses how the law is treating offenders and victims. The author makes an obvious claim that the criminal-justice system is too harsh to solve any issues that deal with teens and technology because this issue is becoming more common and although he doesn’t examine different or alternative ways to solve the problem, personally I agree with him that the law should not interfere with such juvenile cases because being exposed to others instead of the person it was intended for is punishment enough. In the article, the author brings personal stories which highlight three
In the woods while in a party that an older boy had invited her to Tully got raped. Tully wanted to seem cool in front of the guy so she drank a few beers and got drunk, she didn’t want to do it with him. She begged him to stop but he wouldn’t listen to her, he thought she liked it. She went home walking by her self and that’s when she found Kate. Tully needed to tell somebody but she didn’t have that person that she could tell everything to.