In Speak, what does Melinda do to the mirror?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

In the book Speak, main character Melinda Sordino has been the victim of a rape. Throughout the novel, she is attempting to deal with the social and emotional outcome of the rape and, of course, is having a very difficult time. One symbol that is particularly present throughout the course of the book is that of mirrors.  

After the assault, Melinda begins to hate mirrors. Every time she sees a mirror, she feels disgust for herself, for the image that she has become. She has taken to nervously chewing on her lips and picking at them, and this...

(The entire section contains 297 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

Posted on