Cynical Stance and Self-Decadence: A Probe on the Significance of Social Adherence in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak
Keywords:Life, Individual, Society, Struggles, Self-Deterioration
Life without obstacles would always be a dream. It is in the hands of an individual and the society to make the life to be more interesting and worth living. Born as a human every one can survive but living the life amidst all the obstacle matters. To live the life to the fullest one must be prepared to face whatever comes in his way. Though life is beautiful, it is not easy as it seems. Struggles are the part and parcel of life and it is also a road that is filled with ups and downs and to reach a destination one should dare to travel along. Some may find life to be simpler and other may find it complicated as it depends on the fact how one perceives it. Man has a natural urge to lead a life associated with others for his existence and survival and hence he is known as the social animal. Every child depends on their parents for his growth and livelihood up to some point in his life and the capacities that are inherent within an individual develops only in the society. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson describes the importance of social ties in one’s life and how far an individual could deteriorate himself if left unnoticed and warded off by the society.