Hardships In The Glass Castle

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Overcoming advers requires being brave and noble. Also, being able to look on the positive side in life in tough situations. Overcoming illnesses, disabilities, or disfunctional families can be very hard to deal with. Sometimes you just need to keep going and not look back and by doing so a lot more opportunities may appear in life. Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Bethany Hamilton, and Jeanette Walls in The Glass Castle are all examples of people who had to deal with great hardships in order to push them to become the successful and mature people that they are today. In My Left Foot, Christy has Cerebral Palsey and to show his struggle Christy narrates, “Every doctor who saw and examined me, labeled me a very interesting, but hopeless case”(Brown…show more content…
For example, instead of teacher Jeanette how to swim, Rex throws her into the Hot Springs and then Rex says to her, “You can't cling to the side your whole life...If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.”(Walls 66). Jeannette now learns that the only person that can help her is herself because she can't rely on others to save her. Another example is, Jeannette must find acceptance from her classmates at school and her neighbors in her new neighborhoods. At first the people at her new school think that she is a teachers pet because she won't stop raising her hand in class. Which she then got beat up after school. She tried again at Mary S. Black Elementary but the teacher didn't like her so that didn't turn out very well either. When she went to Welch Elementary she was put into special classes. People then started to whisper about the Walls kids all day. At the end of the day she is getting beat up again by some black girls. Jeannette even had to go dumpster diving for food at school. Her life trying to get along with her neighbors wasn't to great either. One of her neighboors she had, Billy Deal, who also has a drunk father like Jeannette's. Billy shows Jeannete his house and she laughs when she sees that his father pissed himself. Billy was not very happy about that and shouts “Aw, now, don't go get all high-and-mighty on me,”…show more content…
I thought of telling him about binary numbers and the Glass Castle and Venus and all the things that made my dad special and completely different from his dad, but I knew Billy wouldn't understand. I started to run out of the house, but the I stopped and turned around. “My daddy is nothing like your daddy!” I shouted Whether it's learning how to swim, cook, or make friends, Jeannette learns to become a strong, self-sufficient women who makes a successful life for herself. When having to face adversity, Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Bethany Hamilton, and Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle are perfect examples of how you can create a better life when overcoming adversity. To be able to be resilient and perservering when times are tough, are key to become a stronger, more well rounded adult. The ones who can accomplish this are the ones who can
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