Jeanette's Fascination With Fire In The Glass Castle

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In The Glass Castle, I think the significance of Jeanette's fascination with fire is that she no longer fears it. After her incident, she was afraid of fire. On page 15, her mother said, "You've got to get right back in the saddle. You can't live in fear of something as basic as fire." Also, on page 15, her father told her that she should come face to face with her enemy. Personally, I think both of her parents have a huge influence in overcoming her fear. Throughout the novel, her parents teach her how to not be afraid of it, but they do it in a strange way. Her father teachers her how to pass her finger through a lit candle. Eventually, Jeanette becomes obsessed with fire. There were two incidents where she set her doll on fire and the hotel
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