Once he finished the prospector and we struck it rich, he’d start work on our glass castle” (25). Walls’ innocence and optimism for the creation of the Glass Castle is indicated through her belief that Rex really is on the verge of finding gold and building the Glass Castle. In reality, he was out drinking all day, spending money that could have been used to feed Walls and her siblings. She still thinks that her father will follow through on his promises, and in doing so bring her happiness. She is unaware of his deception, which is becoming increasingly damaging to his family, as they have trouble affording food.
The kids at school would call Jeannette and her siblings poor and “special” for having accents. They were put in special classes because teachers thought they were slow even though they were smarter than the teachers. These experiences made the Walls family stronger. By living, not suffering, through poverty, rude remarks, and drunk parents, they ended up right where they needed to
The Glass Castle: Memoir Book Review 1. What did you like best about the person you read about? Why? I admire how strong and fearless Jeannette is and was as a child. Her earliest memory at three years old is making hot dogs and catching on fire.
Jeannette have a very tough childhood where she have to go up quickly,so that she can work to make money. This way she won’t starve and feel the chill of winter, where there’s no heat in the house. She can also break ties with the move and rent new house to find new money sources because her dad can’t hold a job for a long
Going through the passing of her father at such a young age, has build up strength in my mom. She had to grow up quickly and learn to have strength and take care of others. Her strength has helped me as I grow up and become an adult. My mom's generosity, cooking for those who have had someone close to them pass away and giving up an hour of her day to spend time with God have shown me alot. Her generosity has shown me how great of a person she is and has made me strive to become a better person.
Anne had her own way of thinking and expressing herself ,she sees the good side of things and stays positive. She was smart, she sees things maturely , she is positive because of how she looks forward to the future, she is brave. I would tell people to read this book , it helps you appreciate more all of the things that you do have, instead of wanting the things you don't , as Anne always did. Always remember "All things have an end to them,the world is just going through a phase”. I think its truly inspiring how the simple diary of a thirteen year old girl got to be such a great success and how the same girl can think about this situation just as an adult.
“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship.
In the Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and The Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, Willy Loman and Walter Younger are very much alike. Some things that they have in common are that they both need money to take care of their families, they both treat their wives poorly, and they both fail to become rich and known. That is just a couple of things that Willy Loman an Walter Younger have in common. One thing that Willy and Walter have in common is that they both need to make money to take care of their families. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter wanted to start a business and make a lot of money.
When one is experiencing poverty they tend to depend on the government to feed them and put a roof over their heads. Not every person in poverty is like this, but there is definitely a great sum of people who are. Poverty is quite difficult to overcome, mainly considering that it takes a great deal of hard work and dedication to pull himself out. One principal from Virginia is
The entertainment we see on television is the sole reason we participate in their games, just for our own amusement to see these trained people play games with eachother for only a few hours on end, while other people work for several hours, and we hardly give them any recognition for their achievements and hard work in our world. The only reason they are specifically popular to us is because of their games, which is the only reason they earn any wage in the end. This is unfair to people who don’t earn recognition for what they do at all, and don’t get paid either, while athletes are paid ridiculous amounts in short time. We are the reason they are so overpaid, so despite arguing so much about the amounts they earn, we give them this money by buying tickets and merchandise, only to see them play without knowing how much money we give to