Paper: The Loneliness That Encompasses Melinda's Story

Melinda is a very unique student, who has to live her high school years alone. Her old friends stopped talking to her for an unknown reason. There is a small amount of communication between her and here family. The poor relationship between her and the people around her prevents her from sharing her problems and reducing the stress of life. Her situation and position in her social life brings about a period of loneliness and sorrow. Melinda's loneliness forces her to deal with life's obstacles alone while enduring a feeling of isolation from the world. | do not believe that she wishes to spend the rest of her high school years alone. In fact, she seems to have been very talkative and social before she lost her friends. Her old friends provide clues that lead to this statement. They also give the impression of having talkative and social qualities. However, these qualities have no use for her at this moment in the story since no one wishes to listen to her. Even her sense of humor is wasted on negative sarcasm because of her loneliness. There are a few points in the story that give clues about her social status. Mr. Neck, a teacher at the high school, treats Melinda as a trouble maker because of a misunderstood first impression. First impressions are always remembered, which is why he may treat her as a trouble maker until the end of the year when he is no longer her teacher or a major action is taken that proves otherwise. Her ex-best friend lets her know that she hates her. A major event or action must have taken place for her ex-best friend to begin to hate her without listening to her side of the story. The clues in the story, such as those described, also lead readers to believe that she will remain lonely until she graduates from high school. | agree with all of the top ten lies of school, but there is one in particular that caught my attention. This lie states that there will be enough break time between classes. There have been plenty of times when | had to use the restroom and received a tardy as a consequence. The break time should be increased by two minutes so that we would have seven minutes of break. Since this would cut into class time, school should last until three o'clock instead. These changes would help. many that use their break time wisely to remain organized and not forget needed class materials. Doing well in school and maintaining a decent social life is tough for teenagers. Melinda's social life was destroyed by a misunderstood action that took place. Now, she has to get her social life back in order, while continuing to do well in school. She also has to live life solving her own problems without the help of those around her. | believe that anyone who would listen to Melinda's side of the story would realize that they have made the mistake of assumption with insufficient evidence. ...