Jeannette Walls Character Analysis

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Change. What causes it? People change when they realize who they are and who they want to be. They change because of the people around them, how they react to a situation at hand, and to become who they want to be. People change based on the people around them, they may adapt and become them or they may realize that’s not them and become the opposite. In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Jeannette is surrounded by people who aren’t successful or nice. She is with her drunk father and her selfish mother but she has her siblings who make her realize that she doesn’t want to become like her parents, she wants to be successful. Jeannette father was raised by a women who possibly sexually assaulted him as a child, and who was always drunk. The father isn’t physical with his children but he did pick up on the drinking. At one point in the book Jeannette has to go and find her father after his mother died because he hadn’t come home in days. “When Dad saw me, he stopped talking and looked at me the he did every time I had to track him down in a bar”…show more content…
How we react to a situation can change the way we react to future situation. The book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, is about a freshman named Charlie becoming friends with a group of seniors, Mary Elizabeth, Patrick, and Sam, that bring him to parties and show him how to life live to the fullest. Charlie starts dating Mary Elizabeth while he is “in love with” Sam. At a party they played spin the bottle; truth or dare style. Charlie was dared to, “Kiss the prettiest girl in the room on the lips.” Instead of kissing his girlfriend, he kisses Sam. This reaction to the dare made Mary Elizabeth and her friend Sam mad at Charlie. He then realized that that reaction was not the smartest. This made him change because after he knew that what he did was wrong and tried for the rest of the book to apologize to Mary
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