Please Stop Laughing At Me
By Jodee Blanco
They started to say things about the handicapped kids to Jodee which really hurt her. She loved being with those kids and being their friends but as her other friends made fun of them she felt super sad. Jodee’s parents had switched Jodee’s schools to make the situation better but it ended up not fixing anything as she could not find a way to fit in at her new school either. When she reached high school, she made a new friend named Annie. Annie was basically Jodee’s guardian angel. Jodee was not made fun of when with Annie, which Jodee loved. All the sudden, people just began to hate Jodee again and she began to have nobody as she did a long time ago.
At this time in her life, Jodee began to not care about anything or even herself. She turns to not eating and cutting herself which makes her become depressed. “It’s not that I’m trying to starve myself, it’s just that food simply won’t go down.” (PAGE 166) Jodee just could not be herself at this point. As Jodee became a senior, the bullying seemed the simmer down, but the last day, her crush wrote her a really hurtful note in her yearbook. That was her last memory in that school and now, twenty years later, she is at the reunion. She goes in very nervous, and everyone happens to be very different as if they were never a bully to her. From that moment on, Jodee had been relieved on what happened to her.
Conflict / Resolution
"Caught on Tape: Alleged Bullying of Girl with Cerebral Palsy." WQADcom. 02 Oct. 2012. Web. 05 May 2016. (VIDEO)