In The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls faces harsh stuff through her childhood because of her parents. In the beginning of the book she finds her mother digging through trash. She feels embarrassed, so she turns around and goes home without saying hello. Jeanette then calls her mother and asks to have dinner with her. She offers her mother help because she feels guilty, but her mother rejects her help.
One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her. In the past, Regina and all of her siblings showed great skill in presenting as if everything was fine in the home. But after the beating, Regina has had enough. She admits that her mother is an unstable parent and frequently abusive to all of them. The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter.
The short story doesn’t give us much background on the characters; so their names tell the rest of their story. First off, Connie, the main character, has a very subtle, and somewhat controversial, hidden meaning. From my perspective, Oates named her Connie due to the fact that she always conjures up something. When she’s at home, she often conjures up conflict concerning her mom and sister. She does not do her chores, unlike her perfect sister, who always does her’s; she gawks at herself in the mirror, much to her mother’s disapproval; and she is filled with “trashy daydreams” that have done wonders to corrupt her mind.
Baby encounters stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home - Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and made a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O 'Neill, 2006,
The grandmother in HFSW gives the girl too much space and allows disrespect and defiance take place. The girl loathes her living situation and throws around hurtful comments such as, “I could turn this whole house over, dump it!” The girl’s desire to defy her caretaker puts both in a sticky situation. Had the grandmother set even a few ground rules with her granddaughter, possibly some of
In the poem, “Dusting,” by Julia Alvarez, the speaker is being rebellious against her mother and wants to do different things than what her mother wants her to do. In the first stanza, the poet writes that the speaker writes her name many times on dusty furniture “each morning” while the mother followed her to dust the furniture and the mess by the girl. This is an example of the speaker rebelling her mother since this is a metaphor meaning that the girl wants to accomplish different things than her mother but her mother keeps on erasing her accomplishments and wants the girl to be just like her. Another evidence in the poem is at the end of stanza two, where the speaker says “But I refuse with every mark to be like her, anonymous.” This phrase
Ind shared the situation with her daughter and her 5 children living in her house worsened with kids in the house all day. Ind stated "these kids are destroying my house and taking my nerves" Ind explained her daughter found a job and she hopes she can get a house asap. Ind is also worried about her daughter being engaged in a new romantic relation w/o being divorced. Ind explained her daughter is getting late home and vickie has to take care of the children. Ind disclosed she and her husband Rocky have tried to talk
When Emily was little she had to stay with other people because her mom had to work. Her mother is persuaded to send her to a covalent home and Emily had a difficult time there because they didn’t allow any of the girls to keep personal belongings or "love anyone" (Olsen). After Emily came back from the covalent home, she became distant and refused her mother's attempts of comfort. A bright spot in Emily's life is her gift in comedy. The biggest obstacle for Emily would be not believing that she is helpless to the hardships life has thrown at
She reports last night her mother thought her children were trying to break into her home and take items out the home. The daughter reports she received many strange text messages last night from her mother. One text message states," That women don 't go out she just don 't caotcrsorch on the couch and sleep all day and eat all he is trying to do is get us one at a time you will see you encourage him, NJ said he would beat them if they said anything." The daughter did report her mother having a history of trauma. She reports physical abuse, sexual abuse by multiple member of the family, and substance abuse.
The MacTeer home took Pecola in because of her family 's violence. However, she was there temporarily because the county was only waiting “until the family was reunited” (16), also Cholly had tried to burn the house down, and then she would be placed back in her home. There, Pecola got to experience what a normal family was like since her home is filled with violence and hatred. The MacTeer home illustrated motherly love and family union, which Pecola didn’t have. Mrs. MacTeer expressed real concern and love for her daughters.