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What is the rising action of speak?
Exposition: Starting high school, characters, setting, and conflicts. Rising Action: Marking periods 1-3. (Meeting Heather) Climax: NNNOOOO! in the closet when Andy tries to rape her. Falling Action: Finishes her art project Resolution: Speaking up and telling her story.
What are the themes of speak?
- Coming of Age. Like many novels with high school settings, Speak is deeply focused on ideas of growing up and coming of age.
- Communication versus Silence.
- Appearance versus Reality.
- Family and Friendship.
- Isolation, Loneliness, and Depression.
- Memory and Trauma.
What grade is Melinda in in speak?
What is the resolution of speak?
Expert Answers Hover for more information. The resolution of Melinda’s narrative is an empowering one. Melinda learns to assert her voice both internally and externally. She no longer blames herself for the assault and anything that resulted from it.
What is the main character’s name in speak?
Who are Melinda’s friends?
By Laurie Halse Anderson
- Melinda Sordino. Melinda is the young star of Speak.
- Rachel Bruin. Rachel and Melinda have been best friends since grade school at least.
- Heather. Heather is from Ohio and is the new kid in town.
- Mr. Freeman.
- Mom and Dad (Melinda’s Parents)
- Andy Evans.
- David Petrakis.
What does Melinda look like in Speak?
Melinda Sordino is, personally, the most interesting character in the book ‘Speak’ by Laurie Halse Anderson. Her physical appearance is small and skinny, but always wearing baggy clothes. Melinda’s personality somewhat coincides with her physical appearance; She is very shy, anxious, an outcast, and insecure.
How does speak end?
For example, at the end of Speak, Melinda finally draws a tree that expresses her emotions. At the very, very end, Melinda is about to tell Mr. Freeman, her art teacher, her story.
What is the climax of speak?
The climax here occurs when Melinda finally confronts Andy as he tries to rape her the second time. The first time she couldn’t find a way to speak or call for help, but this time she does and the evil he has perpetrated on her and other girls in the school finally comes to an end.
Why do you think Melinda is having difficulty talking?
Why do you think Melinda is having difficulty talking? Because she is traumatized by the things the things that have happened to her.