Melinda used to be popular, fun, and friendly. What could have changed her so much that she started off her high school year with everybody hating her? It all began when Melinda went to a party. The night is going great until she gets drunk and meets a senior named Andy Evans. Andy rapes the alcohol-induced Melinda, resulting in her decision to call the cops.
Many people in high school, mostly teens, experience dozens of pressure in their life. To be specific, Schoolwork. Most teens want to excel in school, but want to have a social life or play some kind of sport. One thing that teens don’t understand is that once you’re out of high school, you have college, and then maybe graduate school. Our education will not be over just in High School.
Not only is her father gone though, her brother and mother are, for the most part, her only connection to the outside world. She went to high school, but was unnoticed there and kept to herself because of her shyness and leg deformity. So, since that time she has developed quite the affinity for her glass animals, the root of the title of the play. This interest has caused her to be even more estranged from society. Someone who is living their life as abnormally as Laura is a tell-tale sign the going to have not only social problems later in life but also emotional and psychological ones.
At first she complains that it is too easy but later on she notices that she has trouble “bringing trees to life”. Trees can symbolize life and strength and the fact that she has trouble drawing them might symbolize her struggle and depression. We can see as the book goes on that Melinda gets better at drawing trees and she learns different ways of drawing them. As Melinda begins to open up to other people and heal, her drawings get better and more detailed. This might symbolize her growth as a person.
Bryce started second grade, Juli Baker constantly pestered him, following him around at school, This went on til seventh grade, when Bryce's grandfather Chet Duncan moves in with the family. Chet finds Juli different, special, kind of girl who's hard to come across. there was this old sycamore tree that Juli loved to climb and no one ever understood why. One day, the owner was going to cut it down the sycamore tree Juli's protest and dismay. When the sycamore tree was cut Juli developed a friendship with Chet Duncan while he helps her work on her messy lawn after Bryce dad had offended her yard.
“Why does the farmer always waste his time with that petty old apple tree,” the big strong oak asked as a young woodpecker landed on a low hanging branch. “Well,” whistled the woodpecker, “he does provide delicious apples that everyone on the farm very much enjoys.” “That’s all he’s good for”, replied the big oak tree. “I on the other hand provide shade for the house so it doesn’t get too hot in the summer. My largest branch provides a sturdy structure to hang a tire swing on in the fall. My body provides a perfect home for squirrels in the winter and bird’s nests in the spring.
Every student, even her ex-best friend, Rachel Bruin, gives her nasty looks and treats her rudely. All this trouble started when Melinda called the cops at an end-of-summer party. Everybody thinks she did that just to bust them and get all the people in trouble but instead, she called the cops for something more terrifying. During the night of that party, she was raped by a senior who goes to Merryweather High, Andy Evans, by who she calls IT or Andy Beast. She was too scared and didn’t know what to do so she called the cops.
Jodee began to hang out with one of these students after school and Jodee’s friends told her that if she continues to hang out with the “retards”, they could no longer be friends. As she continued on to middle school she had met new people, which meant she had the opportunity to have a fresh start. She had been in “the popular crowd”, until her friend Callie had a party. During Callie’s party, Jodee felt uncomfortable around her friends because they were doing sexual things that she decided to call her mom, everyone at the party got in trouble. After Callie’s party, those students who were once her friends became bullies and started to harass her.
This can be usually seen as the popular athletic team captain or the optimistic cheerleader. During the process in becoming more recognized, some end up hurting others for their own means of reaching that point. I remember a time a few years back when I had a group of fairly close friends. We would always hang out with eachother and we would await the day at which we were to enter high school together. When we finally reached high school, there where now a whole new group of people that were older than I. I still had my group of friends, but gradually I started to lose one of them.