What does Mr Freeman tell Melinda when he speaks to her privately?

What does Mr Freeman tell Melinda when he speaks to her privately?

At Effert’s, Melinda thanks Mr. Freeman for the ride and gets out. Mr. Freeman tells her, “You’re a good kid.

Why does Melinda say Mr Freeman is the sanest person she knows?

Freeman is the sanest person she knows? He shows his feelings and emotions. He’s nice to Melinda and encourages her to talk. Freeman the art teacher because he encourages her to speak and show her feelings.

Why does Heather end her friendship with Melinda?

Heather is extremely insensitive, brutal and ignorant when she decides to break her friendship with Melinda. Her reasons for ending the friendship indicate her arrogance towards others and her lack of careful consideration.

What does Rachel say to Melinda when she first sees her?

2 What does Rachel say to Melinda when she first sees her? She doesn’t say anything. Come sit with me!

What saves Melinda from Andy’s attack?

She defends herself and holds a piece of glass to andy throat and the lacrosse team finds them before anything happens. The tree reflects her tree in her yard because it has sick branches and and is not perfect.

Why is Melinda drawn to the hospital?

Why do you think Melinda was drawn to the hospital? I think Melinda was drawn to the hospital because it is a place to go when you are sick and hurt. Melinda feels both of these things and by going to the hospital she is hoping to be cured of them.

Where does Melinda go on her bike?

Melinda finds herself riding out to Rodgers farm, the site of Kyle Rodgers’s end-of-summer party. She finds the place where she was raped. She gets down on the ground and is scared.

What word does it whisper to Melinda?


Why does Petrakis walk out of Mr necks?

Explain why David Petrakis walks out of Mr. Neck’s class. Mr. Neck is upset that his son, who is white, got passed up for a job as a firefighter.

What does Mr Freeman say is the saddest thing I know?

When people don’t express themselves, they die on piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside- walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.”

What does Melinda write on the bathroom wall?

Little Writing on the Wall Freeman lets Melinda go to the bathroom. While Melinda is trying to get the marker off her shirt, in walks Ivy. Melinda asks for one of Ivy’s markers. She writes “Guys to Stay Away From” (81.22) on the wall.

What does Melinda realize at the hospital?

What does Melinda realize at the hospital? That she is not really sick, she doesn’t belong in a hospital.

Who is the one person that Melinda speaks to?

Who is the one person that Melinda speaks to? Mr. Freeman- the art teacher because he encourages her to speak and show her feelings. Melinda takes inspiration from Picasso in her tree drawing.

Who gives Melinda a card on Valentine’s Day?

Test over the whole book

Question Answer
Who gives Melinda a Valentine card on Valentine’s Day? Heather
What happened between Rachel and Andy at the prom? He tried to make a move on her and she didn’t like it.
How does Melinda regard her art class? She loves it.

Why does Melinda skip school?

In Speak, Melinda decides to skip school because she realizes that the time she spends on her own away from her peers, her teachers, and her parents actually makes her feel a bit better and more at ease.

Why did Melinda call the cops in speak?

Melinda is the young star of Speak. Since she’s also the narrator, everything we learn about the other characters is filtered through her. High school senior Andy Evans rapes Melinda at the end-of-summer party just before Melinda starts 9th grade. She calls the cops to report the rape, but leaves before they show up.

Why is Mr Freeman in trouble?

Freeman, makes this list is because he stands up to “the man”—in this case, the school board. Freeman’s troubles with the school board on page 31. We learn that they have refused to give him any money to buy new supplies for the students; instead he’ll need to use whatever is left over from the previous year.

Where does Melinda go on her first bike ride?

In Speak, Melinda rides her bike to the farm where the party took place and where Andy raped her.

Who does Melinda sit with at lunch?


What do both Melinda and Mr Freeman say about her final tree?

After months of thinking her tree was “frozen,” Melinda at last feels that it is alive, just as she herself now feels unfrozen and alive. She has embraced Mr. Freeman’s idea of imperfection, and creates a tree that is damaged, but still strong and growing—a clear metaphor for her own development as a person.

Why does Melinda compare herself to a bunny?

Why do you think Melinda compares herself to a bunny rabbit when she encounters Andy Evans on the street? Melinda’s behavior is rabbit like because she is quiet and watchful. She bolts quickly from danger.

What does Melinda feel should be illegal?

Melinda thinks that PE should be illegal: Gym should be illegal. It is humiliating. Melinda explains a little bit about why she finds gym class humiliating.

Who is Mr Freeman in speak?

Melinda’s free-spirited, kind, warm art teacher, Mr. Freeman is the only adult whom Melinda respects or trusts. He tells his students to use art to express their emotions, and helps Melinda to once again find her voice by forcing her to focus on a single subject—a tree—over the entire year.

Who does Melinda call Hairwoman?

Hairwoman is Melinda’s English teacher, so named for the crazy hairdo that covers her face. Melinda seems to feel a mixture of pity and admiration for Hairwoman.

Why are the Marthas mad at Heather?

Heather is in trouble with the Marthas because they do not like the posters she had Melinda draw and are upset that she, Heather, brought in beets for the canned food drive. Andy comes over to talk to the Marthas and plays with Melinda’s hair while he does so.