The Glass Castle Summary The Glass Castle is an autobiographical story written by Jeannette Walls about her crazy, dysfunctional family. It is 288 pages long and was published by Simon and Schuster published in March 2005. Most of the characters fall into multiple categories of character types. Rex Walls, for example, is a protagonist when he gets money for his daughter to stay in college, but is an antagonist when he steals their New York money. Rose Marry Walls is the same, working a job to get the family money, but doesn’t sell the million dollar land she owns to get the family’s life back on track.
When she was ten years old she experienced bullying in school due to her body shape. She did not told anybody about it. When she was 16 years old, she stopped attending school and started working in a factory. Also she met the father of her daughter. At 18 years old, her mother came to the United States and she took over the mother role of taking care of her siblings.
Rosa Parks was the firstborn child of Leona Edwards and James McCauley. She had a younger brother named Sylvester. In her autobiography, Rosa Parks shares that she grew up in Pine Level, AL in her grandparent’s house (4). Rosa grew up most of her life without her dad in her life. He moved around working in construction jobs and Rosa’s mother did not want to move her family around.
Case Study 2 Latalvin Bullock Liberty University Sheila is a 34-year-old Caucasian woman with 3 children ages 18, 7, and 5. Sheila grew up in a low socio-economical community by a single mother. Her mother worked two jobs to take care of her and her siblings and did everything she could to shield them from the things in their environment. But Sheila started hanging with the wrong crowd and eventually dropped out of school. Her mother attempted to enroll her in Job Corps to see if that would be a way for her to gain a diploma in a different environment than the school she had attended, but once Sheila found out she was pregnant she did not complete that either.
Born as Irena Krzyżanowska on February 15, 1910 to two Catholic parents Dr.Stanisław Krzyżanowski, a physician, and his wife, Janina, Irena was taught from a very young age to help anyone and everyone who is in need. Irena 's father treated many patients during his career, a majority of them were Jews, so, after his death in 1917, Jewish community leaders helped Irenas mother pay for Irenas education. Irena studied Polish literature at Warsaw University. She was suspended for three years from the university as a result of her public protest about the
I prayed on my knees beside my bed. No one went to church but me.” (20) When she entered college, all of that changed. Her priorities began to shift. She took several classes to complete her degree while living with families in exchange for doing laundry and taking care of kids. She was keeping herself busy and thought religion would only slow her down.
After several months of anxious waiting, Government granted exit visas for four of us, and for my parents. While I quit work, Victor continued working two, sometimes three jobs. Our Aunt Ghenya, who finally at her advanced age, lived in very decent conditions, was totally confused and lost. She was 70 years old and she did not need America; watching and trusting Russian TV propaganda, she knew that America is an awful place, where people are dying on the streets. The prospect of leaving our new comfortable apartment, familiar life and moving into unknown ruined her health I am quite certain of it.
Gina grew up in inner-city Providence, Rhode Island. When she got pregnant at 19, she was still living with her parents and finishing up school. I chose to interview her because she has gone through a situation involving Planned Parenthood when she was becoming a young mother. Due to her social and economic status, she did not feel prepared to have a child at this age or provide him with the life that would be expected for him. She visited Planned Parenthood multiple times before making a final decision on whether she would terminate her pregnancy.
After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy. The whole school was making fun of her and wasn’t soon after her whole community found out. She was being shamed for her pregnancy and couldn 't get a good paying job to support her new family. When she was ready to have her child, she went into debt because she couldn 't afford for the care she need for her and her child. Not soon after, she became poor and went into poverty.