Analysis Of The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls Is a memoir about a woman who fights for a better life and to end her poverty-stricken life forever. By beating all odds against her, even without the help of her parents. With its adventurous stories and hardships, I learn that in life you can’t lean on anyone except yourself. That hard work pays off. But mainly, her story gives insight about how difficult life is for people who have no job. “The Glass Castle” is a book filled with valuable lessons, but what stands out the most is independence. Independence from her parents, and from the life of poverty and hopelessness she feels.

Two filmmakers from New York City go to Welch High to show movies. While walking with Lori and Jeannette they talk about life in the city and all the great opportunities. Especially for someone as talented in art as Lori. As a result, Lori and Jeannette decide that they will move to New York City. They buy a piggy bank and name it Oz and immediately begin putting all the money they can inside it. Lori sold posters, and Jeanette babysat and did homework for money at school. One day dad finds the piggy bank and takes all the money. Because of this Lori …show more content…

In the end of the book, Jeanette is an editor and journalist for one of the top magazines in New York. Lori, Jeanette’s big sister is a freelance artist. Maureen, Jeanette’s little sister went to a hospital then moved to California to start over. Brian her brother had a wife, and a daughter named Veronica. No one would have thought that someone who always moved around, sometimes even living on the streets, and didn’t go to the best schools could become so successful. In fact, Jeanette’s mother stated to Jeanette how “Lori was the smart one, Maureen the pretty one, and Brian the brave one. You never had much going for you except that you always work hard”(270). This proves that working hard makes everything possible even when it seems

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