Rex has changed a lot through out the Glass Castle and he actually changed in a bad way. He went from this person that cared about family to a type of person that did not care about family and just drank his life and his money away. Rex didn’t learn from his mistakes and just said ok and then moved on with his life. If Rex would have learned from his mistakes, his life would of been a lot better for him and his
It shows Rex as crazy because he is chasing his pregnant wife with a car. He has anger issues, and they escalate when he is drinking, which is most of the time. The combination of alcohol and anger make him dangerously reckless, which readers see in many scenes where Rex is
Rex is brought to life in this movie, as we truly see with description and we can see/hear with our own eyes and ears what he is like, which is not possible without the help of the movie. He continues his habits, even in the most depressing times and truly shows the disease he had. As said before we truly get to see the real Rex Walls, in his entirety. This is possible by the visual representations, as they truly connect to our five senses. One particular scene that displayed his drunken nature both in the book and in the movie, was when Rex quit his drinking.
He made Jeannette attempt to swim by herself until she learned how to without drowning. Moreover, he never wanted his family to get hurt, and slowly when his family began to scatter to New York City by themselves he became scared that the city will swallow them up and that they will end up like he did. Rex had the potential of being a good father to his children, but because of his alcoholism and gambling problem, he was unable to provide for his family a well suited life. Nonetheless, the children’s experience of moving around and not wanting to end up like their father molded their personalities to what we know of today.
Have you ever faced a conflict in your life but felt you were changing as you solved this conflict? Theodore Taylor wrote the novel The Cay in which the main character Phillip develops positive character traits through the conflicts he faces. Phillip is a boy who is in the midst of World War II and becomes deserted on a lonely cay with a resourceful black man. In The Cay, Phillip’s character reveals that through many conflicts he develops maturity, bravery, and independence.
This really sets the tone for the rest of the novel, including leading up to Rex’s diagnosis of tuberculosis. He was always pleased in living a life such as the homeless. Rex eventually died of a heart attack. The reason I find this the most important contributions to forgiveness is because her father was one of her best friends. She always believed in him when he ceased to believe in himself.
Despite the fact that Rex does indeed have intelligence, he often allows his extreme personality and dreams guide the way for his life. Everytime he runs out of luck or looses a job he gathers his family, basic survival needs and they skedaddle to the next town with gold. After being questioned about a skedaddle they were preparing for Rex replies "Don't you worry' dad said. ' You leave that to me. Don't I always take care of you?".
Ha’s life has turned inside out and back again. Ha’s life has turned inside out because she had been forced out of her home in Saigon due to war. Her life has also turned back again because she is settling into Alabama and starting to be smart again. Along her journey she faces many challenges because of language and other people not being friendly and welcoming to her. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai is about a girl named Ha that is a refugee from the city of Saigon in Vietnam. She has to learn a new language and learn a new life in a different country. She gets bullied by the way she looks, but tires get through it at home by talking to her mother about it. One of her neighbors, Ms. Washington, helps her learn English
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is an interesting children’s picture book. The main character is a little boy named Max, who has a wild imagination. He uses all five senses as well as thought and his actions to express his personality as well as how he reacts and interacts with his surroundings. Max’s id, ego and super-ego are greatly shown in this book through the way that the author has portrayed him. Not only is this book a children’s story, but it can also be perceived as a life lesson. Many people go through times in their lives when they make drastic decisions right away, such as leaving home. One may enjoy it for the rest of their lives or only for a little while, just like Max who felt lonely after having fun with the monsters. In this case, people end up going home to be with their family where they are not lonely, and can have more time before making a final decision of what should happen next in their life. Id, ego and super- ego is greatly portrayed in this
Rex Walls was easily able to turn his life around for the better. He suffered with severe alcoholism that affected everyone around him. Rosemary felt very strongly about this. “Your father needs to see the mess he’s making of our lives.” (112) Nothing was on his way to stop him from becoming successful and a well-rounded father figure.
(25-26) ” It’s clear that Rufus’s parents’ two opposite approaches to raising him are conflicting and damaging, resulting in Rufus getting the wrong message as to how he is allowed to behave. While Rufus’s mother gives him all he wants regardless of his poor behavior, his father on the other hand neglects him and resorts to violence to discipline him. The use of violence and sense of entitlement build up in him and worsen as he ages.
Nineteen Minutes is Jodi Picoult’s staggering and heartbreaking story about the devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy. The story begins in the town of Sterling, New Hampshire, following the lives of the citizens on an ordinary day. That all changes when there is a shooting at Sterling High. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to before and after the killings and the reader learns about the history of each of the characters, and how that has influenced their journey throughout the novel. We are shown the once close relationship between Josie and Peter, and also about Peter’s rocky home life where Peter is often outshined by his older brother whose death creates a rift that puts him even farther from his parents. . The jumps back in
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that she would