She always saw the good in whatever situation and turned it around. While Jeannette took the time to question almost anything, she also took the time to understand the beauty of everything. This quite perfectly foreshadows the ending to her book. Throughout The Glass Castle Jeannette is facing a battle of creating a pleasant outcomes for each and every tribulation she faces, trudging through the miserable times, but she always wonders what the point of that is if she is just going to end up disappointed again. However, while Jeannette is having this conversation with her mother, she is reminded that her story is not over.
At this point in the book the Walls family moved to Welch because they were out of money, and needed a change of scenery. Another reason was so Rex’s mom could keep him on track after he got really drunk one night and created a mess. Welch was a place of poverty and known for the biggest municipal parking lot, that’s all. Turns out, Rex was barely sobre since they came to Welch. There were a few things that were shown of Erma, Rex’s mom.
It shows Pen that true love between friends is being able to overcome adversities, and come out stronger than ever. Lastly, true love to Pen is one that holds no restrictions or boundaries. Pen has grown up in a household very disapproving of her her sexuality and looks. Her parents have tried to confine and punish their daughter into a very tiny box. Blake, her crush and later girlfriend, shows Pen a whole new world.
As a whole, while the story was very depressing at times, it still has an underlying tone of family ideals, as the relationship between the mother and daughter still remained despite the arguments they had. In my opinion, I think the author’s message that she wished to convey was that despite any event that may occur, family members will always be there support you. This is shown in how, despite Jing Mei’s failures at becoming a prodigy, her mother still supported her and did not give up hope on helping her daughter becoming a successful person. As such, it strengthens the idea that “family will always be there for you”, no matter what hardships come their way. In addition, it helped to add a sense of togetherness in the short story, as it inadvertently revealed how much Jing’s mother actually loved her, despite her tough exterior.
Although shy, I loved my friends and siblings and thought the best in every situation. It wasn’t until I grew older and received the guidance and outside perspective of my adopted mom that I realized how awful my home life was. I’ve since begun analyzing my behaviors and emotions that ran through my mind as a child to realize how to overcome the abuse I’d endured. The six books I’ve chosen as mirrors identify the emotions and behaviors I see myself having at a young age of nine or ten years old. Though I might not have realized why I was the way I was back then, I know now that I have developed into the woman I am today because of my home life and experiences as a child.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
“Life’s too short to care about what other people think” (Jeannette Walls). It is good to not care what other people think, so stay true in life and live it to the fullest. The book, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, is a memoir that tells the story of Jeannette’s difficult family and her poor living conditions, that cause life to be difficult for her. She struggles to move past all the hardships in life and she learns how to overcome the majority of them, so she can develop into her own person. Even though her family can be a little peculiar, they possess a strong bond with each other and they always seek to help one another out.
Going through struggles may be hard, but they build character and shape us into a better person. In the book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, she encounters many struggles. For the most part she lets those bad times get the best of her, but what really matters is in the end she discovers herself and shapes herself into a better, happier person because of it all. I myself have dealt with obstacles throughout my life. My parent’s divorce, my best friend moving away, and all the issues that comes with being a teenager.
In an article an author wrote, “Nanny states that although she could not realize her own dreams, Janie need not suffer such restriction: ‘It wasn 't for me to fulfill my dreams.... But nothing can 't stop you from wishin '....’” (Hattenhauer). Although Janie may not realize it, her Nanny has always supported her dreams when she was young. This shows the theme because Janie has always had a vision of the life she
This image is described by the governess as she claimed “What I then and there took him to my heart for was something divine that I have never found to the same degree in any child—his indescribable little air of knowing nothing in the world but love”. (James 23) In the eyes of the new governess, the protection of Miles and Flora became the most important part of her life. Making sure that the children lived a happy life, far away from the danger of the past governess, created a constant paranoia throughout the novel. Love is a powerful motivator that led to the constant worrying of both governess’. This seemed to connect the lives of both the old governess as well as the new.