In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the main character Jeannette goes through a collision of culture by the way her parents disagree about their religious beliefs. The difference between the two parents are shown when Jeannette says “Church was particularly excruciating when Dad came along. Dad had been raised a Baptist, but he didn’t like religion and didn’t believe in God. He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. But Mom had refused to have children unless Dad agreed to raise them as Catholics and to attend church himself on holy days of obligation”.
Jeannette Walls depicted an epoch of misfortune and adversity in her memoir, The Glass Castle. Jeannette and her 3 other siblings were all in a constant struggle to survive. Rex and Mary, the parents of Jeannette and her 3 siblings, were often in a constant dichotomy between submitting to self-interest and supporting the family. Having misfit parents, Jeannette and her 3 siblings were often independent and left to fend for themselves and for the family as a whole. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls evolved the theme of ideal versus reality throughout her memoir though her countless anecdotes of her father and his unattainable plans to find gold and to build a home, named The Glass Castle, for his family and her mother’s dream to become a professional and well redound artist.
The memoir, The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, centers around her unorthodox childhood, with her parents avoiding parental responsibilities and acting in accordance to their non-conformist beliefs. During some events in the book, responsibility is seen as equal to self-sufficiency in this book, and Rex and Rose Mary encourages Jeannette and the other children to look out for themselves instead of depending on others. Even though Jeannette’s parents were irresponsible and reckless, they managed to instill responsible, independent, self-sufficient qualities within Jeannette, creating a well-adjusted child. Hardships as a child allow the opportunity to develop a thick skin and become resilient. From a young age, Jeannette Walls and her siblings learned how to be independent for their basic needs because of their father’s, Rex, alcoholism, and their mother, Rose Mary’s, carefree attitude and indulgence in the arts.
Jeannette and her siblings depend on each other like when Jeannette and Brian pair together when faced by bullies at school. Maureen exists as a sort of “black sheep” in the family because not only does she not have red hair, but she seldom spends time with the family and instead relies on others to care for her. That’s why Jeannette believes Maureen is in need of more protection than the rest of her siblings. Considering the neglect and abuse she suffered. I was extremely surprised that she did remain somewhat close to her parents.
In this excerpt from the memoir, The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, she talks about life in her new three room apartment in Welch. The author of this text is trying to convey that poverty and bad conditions don’t make the person, you can still be something and do what you love. The author of this text uses characterization to show how you can still make life worthwhile regardless of your financial conditions or background. In this excerpt from the memoir, The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, she uses characterization to show you can still make something from nothing.
Jeannette Walls tells the story about her life growing up. Her family wasn 't exactly homeless, but they didn 't have a secure place to stay. They traveled all over the country looking for new adventures. She 's the age of 3 when she tells her first adventures. As the middle daughter of very strange and unique parents, she became a very mature and responsible child..
In the novel, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls faces many challenges that seemed impossible to overcome much like I have during my middle school years. Jeannette in her younger years had to deal with poverty and bullying that I have to imagine caused much distress and pain in her life. While my story and Jeannette’s aren’t that similar, they both are about pain and challenges that we had to overcome. In my case, my hardships began around the beginning of seventh grade. I had to deal with horrible surgery recovery and things going wrong in my body.
The Glass Castle Argumentative Essay The memoir, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, is an inspirational, eye opening, and a giggling type of story. Although there are some problems in this story that she encounters in her early years, she uses these problems to better herself for what may lay ahead of her. I am writing about what I think of her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls, and if they are acceptable parents, or inadequate parents to Jeannette and her siblings Lori, Brian, and Maureen. I, however, do not agree that Rex and Rose Mary Walls are acceptable parents.
In the memoir “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, she, and her siblings live in extreme poverty because of their unfit parents, Rose Mary and Rex, who struggle or lack interest in getting a job. Rose Mary and Rex are unfit to raise four kids because they are both immature and lazy with regard to their parenting. An act of immaturity Rose Mary and Rex shows is when they refuse to receive any forms of federal aid or grants, “Although we were the poorest family on Little Hobart Street, Mom and Dad never applied for welfare or food stamps, and they always refused charity. When teachers gave us bags of clothes from church drives, Mom made us take them back. ‘We can take care of our own,’ Mom and Dad liked to say.
In a world where lost hinders, war rages, and death of an enemy is victory, Pat Carr takes her readers to a time where war is prominent. In the novella Death of a Confederate Soldier, Saranell Birdsong, an emotionally lost young girl, tries to grasp an understanding of what's beyond her comprehension. While Renny her slave willingly saves her, Geneva her hopeless mother turns down the job of parenthood and in that is unable to face reality. Because of her it is better to lose a parents through death than it is through emotional abandonment.
People have this belief that maturity is based on the age. However, I conclude that maturity comes from a person’s proficiency. A person can gain the maturity by their lack of intelligence. For example, in the book, “The glass castle”, the author introduced us the character of Jeannette.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a remarkable memoir which shows the importance of acceptance and perseverance. The author and her three siblings grew up poor and were forced to try to support themselves, as their parents were unable to provide any form of stability for their kids. I had decided to read the book for many reasons and am glad that I decided to do so as it is an inspiring story. It had allowed me to see things through a different perspective and has changed my view on life. There were many reasons why I chose to read The Glass Castle as my summer reading book.