Broken Rumors and Speaking up in the Movie Penelope

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Why is it that in every classroom, there is always some teenagers that are shy or prefer to keep to themselves? It’s not bad to not speak up once in a while because everyone has those days where everything just goes wrong. But there is a difference in being quiet for a day or two because they got scolded by a teacher in front of the class than being quiet to the point of them being afraid of speaking up to things that matter to them or even them self. God or whoever made us, have given us a mouth and voice box for a reason to eat, and to use as a tool to help us express how we feel. Teenagers now days, are using their mouth more to eat than as a tool, which is more valuable than that. A teenager’s greatest challenge is to speak up when it may otherwise seem impossible. Teenagers fear speaking up because they are afraid of their peers’ judgment, possibility of being bullied, and being falsely accused or misunderstood from their peers. Firstly, when teenagers speak up, their peers will have a positive judgment of them because they know the real them and not any broken rumor. For example, in Penelope, a movie that relates to broken rumor shows the protagonist as a person who has an un-natural facial feature but is rumored to be this monstrous and evil person. She feared the media and everyone would judge her because of her face, and so she couldn’t bring herself to speak up and tell everyone what she was really like. It was towards the end of the movie, when she had enough of the rumor stating false claims on her and finally decided to speak up. Not a single person judged badly of her because she was sweet, funny, and not at all what they thought of her as. Furthermore, she made friends that now know her inside and out. So, if te... ... middle of paper ... ...off an honest and sincere vibe. In contrast, when they try to be quiet or cover their faces, their peers will think they did it. When people cover their faces or are quiet it can only mean two things they feel guilty and are reflecting on the crime they did. So, if teenagers speak up they will not be assumed guilty because they are telling them what they know and not doing anything suspicious. Teenagers in the 21 first century fear speaking up because they are afraid of being falsely accused or misunderstood from their peers, possibility of being bullied and fear their peers’ judgment. So asking a teenager to speak up when it may otherwise seem impossible can be the greatest challenge to them. But, it’s through speaking up where their freedoms never end because they protect and are protected from the things that matter to them. Try speaking up and see what happens!

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