Speak, is a novel written by laurie halse anderson, about a girl entering high school, for the first time, with a heavy secret weighting on her melinda sordino begins freshman year at merryweather high school, being a complete different person over the summer, melinda and her friends went to a senior party, where. In the novel, the main character melinda sordino is indeed suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder this struggle is the biggest conflict the character has to over her, and she is in a bad way until she finds an outlet which allows her to slowly overcome her sadness and anger and come to terms with what. Melinda's character traits in the novel speak by laurie halse anderson, melinda sordino is entering her first year of high school melinda has a terrible secret that causes her personality to change drastically.
After melinda calls the police at a party in august, her former friend group ditches her and disintegrates the remainder of the student body dislikes her for being a snitch no one, however, knows melinda's biggest secret, the reason she dialed 911 over the summer--a senior named andy evans raped her. Melinda, a high school freshman, is the protagonist in laurie halse anderson's speak the summer before starting high school, she was raped by a senior student, andy evans due to her trauma and inability to tell anyone about what happened, melinda spirals into a dark depression loses her ability to speak with ease. Laurie halse anderson, an accomplished young adult author, tends to write books from the perspective of female characters, speak's melinda sordino and wintergirls' lia overbrook being two of her most acclaimed novels with talked- about female protagonists in each of those novels, the main characters.
They're not used to reading novels that feature characters like melinda sordino, a teen who is raped by a classmate at a house party as her classmates and neighbors go to great lengths to protect her attacker, melinda plunges into near- silence, refusing to say what happened while still feeling ostracized. Melinda mel sordino is the main character and narrator of laurie halse anderson's 1999 novel speak her last name, sordino, is an italian word that can be translated as deaf contents [hide] 1 storyline 11 speak 12 catalyst 2 voice 3 appearance 4 in other media 5 references storyline speak[edit. And ray (2003:53) say that characters in the novel have personality, thought through the first person point of view of the main character, melinda sordino a high melinda''s traumatic experience research question 2 how does the traumatic experience affect melinda's psychosocial development speak novel. I just want to discuss the following question(s) which i found in the review of one of my favorite goodreads reviewers ever: my dear description speak is about melinda sordino, an angst-filled freshman who is hated by all of her best friends because she called the cops during the end of the summer senior party.
Melinda sordino melinda is the young star of speak since she's also the narrator, everything we learn about the other characters is filtered through her melinda is very perceptive and bright, but her vision is s. Melinda sordino : [voiceover] all that crap you hear on tv about communication and expressing feelings is a lie no one really cares what you have to say heather : so here's the plan we join 5 clubs one for every day of the week not like latin club, but cool stuff what do you wanna join hey, maybe we can tutor kids at. Speak is a novel written and published by laurie halse anderson in 1999 it was also made into a movie of the same name in 2004 the story follows the experiences of social outcast, melinda sordino, during her freshman year at merryweather high school in syracuse, new york due to a horrific experience over the. Speak tells the story of 14-year-old melinda sordino, an ostracized high school freshman with a terrible secret in honor of the campaign — and speak's birthday — we spoke to anderson about how and why she wrote speak, how the world has changed (or hasn't changed) since the book was first.
Melinda sordino quotes in speak the speak quotes below are all either spoken by melinda sordino or refer to melinda sordino for each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: coming of age theme icon ) note: all page. Speak, published in 1999, is laurie halse anderson's young adult novel that tells the story of melinda sordino's rape, recovery, and confession after being raped at a party, melinda is ostracized by her peers because she will not say why she called the police unable to verbalize what happened, melinda nearly stops. Indicate melinda's characteristics before she gains her bravery to face the trauma therefore the researcher concludes “how many characters are there” ( 1965: 17) this explains the person(s) who characterization is needed to describe melinda sordino as the main character in the story theory of symbol is used to.
Melinda mel sordino is the main character and narrator of laurie halse anderson's 1999 novel speak her last name, sordino, is an italian word that can be translated as deaf the history in speak going into ninth grade at merryweather high school, melinda mel sordino goes to a party with three other friends and is. Character analysis melinda is the young star of speak since she's also the narrator, everything we learn about the other characters is filtered through her melinda is very perceptive and bright, but her vision is sometimes clouded by her suffering she's only fourteen-years-old, and she's dealing with one of the worst things.
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I plan to foster this development in my students through the study of two novels speak by laurie halse anderson and the absolutely true diary of a part-time indian by sherman alexie both novels deal with personal isolation, as speak centers around melinda sordino, a high school freshman who stops. I love this film, it is so sad and kristen plays the part so well and she is still pretty young just a really great film voice overs : melinda- i wonder ho. Melinda sordino, the main character of 'speak', is the first thing that comes to mind for me with the name melinda kristen stewart also nothingshortoftragic 3/ 24/2007 melinda doolittle from american idol fantastic singer and great personality ― anonymous user 5/9/2007 i love melinda it's very pretty, uncommon but. The protagonist of speak, melinda begins high school (and the novel) traumatized by a rape that occurred at the hands of upperclassman andy evans at a party the summer before she has not told (read full character analysis) andy evans a popular and handsome upperclassman, andy evans raped melinda at a party.