A Psychological Traumatic Experience in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak


  • Ms. P. Kavitha, Assistant Professor of English, Sri Sarada College for women, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India


Psychological Approach, trauma, self-identity, speak


This study focuses on the impact of Psycological traumatic experiences in Melinda’s life in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak. The novel Speak wants to convey a moral message “speaking up for yourself and others”. Melinda’s success to get much impression; is repeatedly plotted from the beginning to the end. The point of view have been done in all ways accurately applied in the most setting place; and the other elements have the successful relate to one another all these finally formulated into good eminence of a novel. Based on individual psychological approach the writer finds that the character of Melinda gets maturity in her personality that is shaped from her effort to cope her problems in gaining her life goals. She gets her strength and she can articulate her pain and emotion through the Tree Art Work. The paper aims to bring out the life experience and struggles of women through her traumatic experience.


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Kavitha, M. P. (2019). A Psychological Traumatic Experience in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 7. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/7012