I have not read the book, although I've heard it was good, but i have watched the TV series and before i get into this i 10 out of 10 recommend watching. SO thirteen reasons why is a show based around a girl committing suicide, and how the things she was called and what happened to her and how it caused her to end her life.
This is one of my favorite movies, i can watch it and cry every time. It tells a story about how this girl makes a social media account and people end up posting these mean and UN-true things about her. She ends up trying to take pills and kill herself. This connects to my theme because it shows what bullying and mean words can drive a person to do.
A\ teenager writes of some of the things she had to put up in elementary school and why she now feels that she doesn't matter. This is a real story about how real bullies hurt a real person. People don't understand that they can kill someone with words. The short story tells how this girl was teased about her height and appearance.
What i take from this picture is how the hammer is made from words and each hit, or word, breaks the heart. Soon enough the heart isn't able to take anymore and it breaks. This is real life and kids either don't care or don't know how the words hurt people. It is a hammer to the heart and it does hurt, it does ruin things. It does matter.
the circle connects to my theme because Mercer was being pressured to use technology, and the Mae started liking the company and she chose him to try stuff when she knew he did not like technology. Everyone kept talking and pressuring him to use the technology and that led to him driving off the bridge.
i linked this to the lyrics of the song "Don't laugh at me" I think this song compares to my theme "words hurt" because it expresses how some people don't do normal things because they are scared of words they have been called or could be called. Mark Wills talks about how he doesn't want to be laughed at and how not to make fun of him.
"As a society, we are only just beginning to understand the degree of damage that bullying inflicts on individual teenagers and on their relationships later in life. In this groundbreaking work, James Garbarino and Ellen deLara uncover the staggering extent of emotional cruelty and its ramifications and counter the nursery rhyme that words don't hurt." this is the summary from the amazon website about what this book is about.
This link will bring you to the page I found this poem, this very truthful poem. It shows how your words aren't just words, how they can leave scars and it compares the hurtful words to things that can hurt your body. Because sometimes the words can cause you to hurt your body.
This poem is called: Words hurt by Pookie, it expresses how the words you say have an affect on others. "Words can be so powerful but we rarely stop to think about their repercussions" this statement basically tells you how people don't think about what they say and how it will affect others. We often don't use our brain before we speak.
Martin Luther King jr wrote "A Letter From Birmingham Jail" after responding to criticism from white clergy men. Back then African american citizens dealt with racism, which included harsh words or abuse. This relates to my theme, words hurt, because the words people were called did affect them. They degraded blacks and beat them, sometimes to death.