She lives in her mind, barley speaks to anyone. She spends most of her time analyzing all the things around her life. She wants to tell someone how she feels but is scared that she might get rejected or no one will believe her. “I can’t believe you, you’re just jealous.”(184) when she finally tells one of her former friends from the party who is now dating Andy Beast, what happened and the reason for her calling the cops she lashes out and does exactly what she was afraid of. In reading and studying “Speak” By author Laurie Halse Anderson , my character analysis has taught me how Melinda dealt with her problem and what she went through to get her life back…it also taught me to choose my friends carefully and that keeping your anger and pain bottled up can hurt you more than you know.
The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
Her fading youth only makes her more desperate for attention for herself and her daughter. Amanda makes sacrifices for her children as well as nagging them into oblivion: “Ella Cartwright! This is Amanda Wingfield! How are you, honey? How is that kidney condition….Horrors….You’re a christian martyr…” (Williams pg 1979).
Second, she is, on the outside, everything I wanted to be. Good looks, beautiful, have all the men want her, nice, funny. Then, I look and see all the things that she has and is going through: it makes me realize that it is what she has gone through that makes her how she is. Interest: I feel that T. Smith is interesting just by her history. The things that I learned prior to this assignment and during it, have astonished me.
Bundy’s first girlfriend and true love broke up with him because she didn’t think that his live was going anywhere and he became very depressed. Bundy accepted this expectation of himself which led him to stop going to classes, drop out, and begin a horrific murder spree to help gain back his confidence. This criminological theory also says that when social bonds or relationships start going down the drain then violent behavior or deviance can begin to take place. As mentioned earlier, Bundy had a very interesting family situation that contributed to his behaviors. He was told that his grandparents were his parents and that his actual mother was his sister.
That’s why it was so hard for her to keep the secret of the died teacher from her family. (“Sue why don’t you eat you’ve been acting strange lately?” asked sues mother. “May I be excused please?” sue said as she raced up the stairs preventing the conversation to continue.) After a while sue wanted to just tell the truth and do the right thing, but her friends who were also responsible for the murder had threatened sue with her life if she told the cops what really happened. So out of fear she kept her mouth shut for as long as she could.
She enters her own in-between-heaven. Susie watches her family from heaven. She sees how they all cope with her disappearance, and deal with the fact that she was murdered and never coming back. She tries to give her family the power to move on, and help them get back to normal. Un-fortune things don’t work out the way she wants it to.
Her psychological trauma begins with the brutality of the way her first daughter was taken away to die. “She was not prepared for what happened last time… Kavita felt her budding joy give away to confusion. She tried to speak, to articulate something from her thoughts swirling in her head” (page 6-7). This quote shows that she was at first happy with the birth of her first child, but her confusion of the moment left her with no response. She could only admire her child and she could not understand why her husband could not see
Throughout this story, difficult choices were made by Sarah, Andrew, and Lawrence all revolving around Little Bee; some made selfless choices and some made selfish, morally wrong choices. Sarah, before anything, is a mother, but she gets lost in her own world, she starts an affair which Sarah’s response to Little Bee has always been selfless; Sarah has the maternal instinct to help Little Bee. Sarah does right by Little Bee, she cut off her own finger for the girl to save her life. In addition to that, when Little Bee gets deported back to Nigeria, Sarah follows her in order to keep Little Bee from the third world dangers. After Sarah finds Andrews miscellaneous works exposing injustice in third world countries, she decides to finish his work by writing about Little Bee’s story and many more like hers to bring to light the mass murders, and furthermore help Little Bee.
Jule was a poor orphan from early on in her life. Also unlike most feminine main characters Jule is very strong and independent. Her parents died while she was very young leaving her to fend for herself. Luckily Jule is a fighter, and learns how to take care of herself. Jule becomes a social chameleon and learns how to deceive everyone.