Bullying Argumentative Essay

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Hannah White
November 29, 2011
Argumentative Essay
AP Literature and Composition
Taking a Stand Against Bullying in Schools
“You are ugly;” “why were you born;” “I feel sorry for your parents;” “you are fat;” “you are stupid;” all of these sayings are harmful and can eventually lead to serious injury or death. The people saying these mean phrases either do not think they hurt, or they do not care that the sayings hurt, but to the ones who have to hear these words it cuts deep to the bone. Most people say that they don’t have any proof that bullying occurs. That is not always true because other people know about the bullying. Students see it happening all the time and they never speak. If any cases of bullying are reported or suspected, then the bully should get immediate punishment.

Bullying affects one in every two teenagers in the United States. I myself have not exactly been bullied but I have lost a best friend due to bullying. We were as close of friends as anyone could be. We told each other everything, and we told each other we would be best friends forever no matter what obstacles got in the way. We helped each other through tough times; we cried for each other; we supported each other in everything each of us did. One day my best friend got a girlfriend, and he eventually let her destroy our friendship.

His girlfriend was a bully. She bullied this girl that really liked him, and he really liked her, but his girlfriend split them up so she could have him to herself. I believe his girlfriend threatened him or something because he eventually would do anything she asked him to do. His girlfriend not only disliked the girl that liked him, but she also did not like me for some unknown reason, therefore she would try to bully me, and she later on bullied him to the point of where he could no longer be friends with me. She sent me filthy text messages, told me all kinds of mean things, and she made it her goal for him to never talk to me, or be my...
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