While Jeannette is reaching for the hot dog her dress catches on fire, and this leaves her burned badly. Jeannette is then admitted into the hospital where her dad comes and picks her up a few days later, and he takes her without paying the hospital bill. The Wall’s family the moves to Phoenix. At first everything is looking up for them. Mom 's has a pretty big house for the kids, and they are now eligible to be placed in school.
From setting herself on fire to gunning down a pervert, she had showed her own independence and used her wisdom to solve each conflict she had ever encountered. At a young age of three, Jeannette Walls had set herself on fire while cooking hot dogs. Unknowing to her, while she bent down to offer the treat to her dog, her favorite pink dress caught on fire. This resulted in her having to get skin grafts and a newly developed fascination towards open flames. She’d watch her neighbor burn trash and immediately run over to stare at the red heat.
In this world, there’s learning things the hard way and the easy way; in Jeannette Wall’s world, there’s only learning things the hard way. The Glass Castle is an adventurous story that reveals the painfully miserable story of Jeannette Walls. A selfish mother, a careless father, and terrible social encounters- these are some of the elements of a harsh reality Rex and Rose Mary Walls failed to shield their children from. Growing up poor was already difficult, but growing up with a selfish parent, specifically an unfeeling mom, made life hell for the Walls children. The family barely had one source of income from Rex Walls, and instead of helping out with the family’s finance issues, Rose Mary spent her days at home painting.
The neglect Jeannette’s parents inflict on her causes her to become stronger and more independent. At the start of the novel, Jeannette’s maltreatment helps her stay a step ahead of other children her age. When Jeannette is only three years old, she cooks hot dogs for herself while her mother paints in a different room. As a result, she receives burns across her body once catching on fire, resulting in her hospitalization. At the hospital, Jeannette explains to the doctors and nurses, “‘Mom says I’m mature for my age … and she lets me cook for myself a lot’” (Walls, 11).
Because of some statistics about women 's work, Hekker views her work as unique work which needs special care. However, the author mentions that people view her as an outsider, shamed, and out-of-date person because of her occupation. Hekker adds that other newer statistics put her hope down as the number of housewife mother is decreasing. Thus, the author clarifies that she must be treated as an important and unique creature because she is going to be one of the few housewives. Hekker concludes by mentioning that being a housewife is a heroic job if and only if the works that a housewife does is for children, husband, and house of someone else.
However, as seen in her book, it is important to learn to take those hardships and use them to shape one’s future for the better. In her memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls describes her unique childhood through motifs, complex symbolism, and progressive tones in order to demonstrate how one’s past positively influences their future. Throughout her writing, Jeannette implements the rhetorical device of a motif in order to demonstrate to her audience how the recurring themes affected her future. Beginning when Jeannette was only three years old and continuing into her time as an adult, the Walls family used the phrase, “doing the skedaddle” (10) to represent their need to move. Seeing as most children and families do not move as frequently as the Walls did, “doing the skedaddle” was their way of turning a normally tragic thing into something lighthearted, if not almost humorous.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
In many ways the Walls children were forced to behave like adults in these cases. The first thing the walls children did as adults was provide themselves with food. When Jeannette was just three years old she already knew how to use the stove to cook herself food. She made herself a hot dog on the stove at age three and she ended up burning herself. (9) When she burnt herself her parents had to bring her to the hospital and Jeannette
As a young child, Jeanette had a traumatic experience when she was at a ripe age of 3 years old and she caught herself on fire while cooking hot dogs all by herself. In addition to that she had other reoccurring ordeals with fire in the hotel and uncle Stanley’s house in Welsh. From a
The fire ignites when Billie Jo’s mother mistakes a pail of kerosene for water, where,“instead of making coffee, Ma [makes] a rope of fire”(87). Billie Jo’s own hands are scorched as she frantically tries to smother flames ablaze her mother’s skin. Following the accident, “while Ma moaned and begged for water, [Billie