Jeannette Walls also uses the symbol of the Glass Castle, which develops throughout the memoir to show how she slowly loses trust in her father as she realises that she can not depend upon him or anyone else for happiness. The symbolism evolves throughout the memoir as Walls evolves as a person. In the beginning of the memoir, her description of the Glass Castle is naive and hopeful. Her naivety is most apparent when Walls writes, “All of Dad’s engineering skills and mathematical genius were coming together in one special project: a great big house he was going to build for us in the desert… All we had to do was find gold, Dad said, and we were on the verge of that. Once he finished the prospector and we struck it rich, he’d start work on our glass castle” (25).
She sees the castle as a matter of family unity, as she wants to work on it together. “I was certain that once everyone saw the amazing transformation of the house begin, they 'd all join in”, she thinks, but her relatives are reluctant to contribute to their dream building, and she cannot do it alone. When Jeanette admits her father will not build the house and lets her dream go, she became mature as she is no more trapped in the empty illusion and can see the life as it is. Jeanette Walls ' The Glass Castle is an outstanding example of symbolism that is used to help the reader understand the main character 's nature better. The fire, the Joshua tree, the geode and the glass castle are used to show Jeanette 's struggle through the hardships of life and her ability to take control over it
She tells the story numerous times that she never planned on residing in the apartment for a long period of time, but intended on moving to a big house with a garden in the back (Act I, Scene I, 16). Through time, her dream deferred as many other things came up and her plant is as close as she ever had to a garden. Other than her own dreams, Mama knew that dreams were important to her family as well and the plant partly symbolized the hope that their dreams will never differ as hers had. There will always be hope for the family as long as the dreams, as well as the plant, stay alive and
The two stories’ I picked to compare are “Soldier’s home” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” I chose to compare them on theme, symbolism, and characters. The two stories have a lot in common even though they are written in different times. The theme that they both share is freedom due to the parents of both of the stories are really demanding the main characters due to the fact they are the first born of each family. In Soldier’s home Krebs wants to live without consequences and just live his life how he wants to do it if that means not going to work and chasing woman then he will do that. His mom asks him when you are going to get a job because men his age are settling down that are coming from the war.
Helen Keller could overcome her obstacles, since her family supported and encouraged her. One day, they took Helen to the Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, and this meeting was the most important case that affected her attitude toward defeating obstacles. However, Frank’s family never supported him, especially his father. His father abandoned his children and wife, and he did not take care of his family. His father never paid attention to his son’s interests in studying.
Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “…Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while.’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47). This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family.
In The Dead Gabriel is married to Gretta, and has put in years of his life and love into his marriage and cannot replace them. The little boy is young and can grow as a person and realize the true meaning of love which will lead him to find his person and do the adventure he was so willing to do when he was young. Gabriel can’t turn back the clock to the time where Gretta met him, or back to the time where she met Michael. He can divorce her, but imagine the pain and heartbreak that he will go through. Not just that, but the talk that will come from his family and friends.
However, through flashbacks we catch glimpses of the moments in her life that helped Kate feel like a normal kid. Her family and her boyfriend Taylor was a big part of those memories. Those memories are the moments of her childhood, that most parents would hope their kids gets to experience in life. I think the director succeeds in showing us not to take life for granted because, it can be taken away without notice. Kate knew that fact and she was hoping to be able to convey it to her mother and the rest of the family that, when she dies, they will be able to move on peacefully with their lives.
A hero is not just in comics or movies they are in reality, the people willing to fight for something they want to achieve and/or succeed in. My mom's father did not give her the option to study so she only made it to the fourth grade before her dad made her drop out. She pushes us everyday to strive for a better tomorrow because she does not want us to fail in live. To be that is true
However all of the three are determined to search for love and happiness. Bailey wanted to have a family and find out where he should be. According to the text, “Somewhere in the world there were kind hands and gentle voices. My job was to find them.” (W. Bruce Cameron page 18) Bailey didn’t have a home when he was born and he got lost looking for one. A family took him into their home and he learned so much about love over the years.