The Glass Castle is a memoir by Jeanette Walls in which she tells the story of her childhood and the way she became who she is. Her way to her balanced present was too difficult and full of hardships, yet she managed to become a successful and prosperous person whose life experience gave her a push to make her life happy. It stands to mention that the novel is full of symbols which contribute to reader 's understanding of Jeanette 's character and represent her most important traits and desires. Besides, all the symbols such as the fire, the Joshua tree, the geode and the glass castle are recurring and contribute to understanding the struggle of Jeanette 's childhood and her ability to overcome it and build a successful life. Fire is an
I thoroughly enjoyed the book The Glass Castle. I found the book deeply moving as well as meaningful and gives insight to a lifestyle that is usually overlooked in society. The main take away from this book I found is a family such as the Walls, who are just getting by are usually overlooked. They were not constantly living on the streets and moved around multiple times, thus alluding attention that would have affected their life. During the book, a social worker does show up to their house in Welch at one point.
Mainly, the book receive several recognitions; for example, this book is known for winning a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction after being on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, defining at the end this work as classic of modern American literature. The reason that I decided to read this book is because it talks about the problems that were faced and change every aspect of society until today in one place that was form and spreads around the world, equality among the people, that are still need to be prevented or controlled, so we can say this writing helps to educate the minds of young and older ones, something I admired and interest on to read every word it presents. There is the main character playing as the narrator of her own story, seeing her as a tomboy that understands throughout the story the reality of the world she is living on from a young age,
The Glass Castle is a memoir based on the life and family of Jeanette Walls. Short on food and money, the family travels quite frequently to resettle and regain their lives. Based on her point of view, Jeanette maintains a steady heart while dealing with her dysfunctional family’s issues. The parents fail to provide for their children adequately due to their own personal problems, and because of that, Jeannette learns how to fend for and take care of herself. As Jeanette grows older, she realizes the truth and realities in her life, and she eventually takes off to New York to become the independent woman she has strived to be.
Through this conversation, the narrator gained respect and insight on Sonny's life in the times that he was not there. Sonny was cryptic in his speaking at first but eventually made it very clear to his brother and even said, "the reason I wanted to leave Harlem so bad was to get away from drugs" (89). The narrator does not have much to say, but ultimately blames all of this on the "vivid, killing streets of [their] childhood" (73), that neither of them had truly escaped. He once thought they both had, him by becoming a teacher and Sonny by simply not living in Harlem for years, but in this moment, he realizes that not much has really changed - they still faced those streets, the only difference now was that they knew what they inherit. Sonny convinced his brother to come watch him play - the narrator knowing he could not possibly say no.
The Hunger Games. A book that truly blossomed throughout the lives of many teens, kids and adults. Written by Suzanne Collins, a now very famous figure in the dystopian genre had an idea to change the way a dystopian book should written. Like I said, this book is a dystopian and is my second favorite dystopian book from Divergent which is another very good dystopian. The Divergent idea came from the Hunger Games book.
There is certainly not a reason to be bored during the summer if you have a pleasing and amusive book on board,in particular if you have the “Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls’. There are many topics and parts in this story that you will most likely relate to at least one moment in the character’s life. This beautiful and inspiring story is based on a true story which the Jeannette Walls’ story, and it’s about how she grew up with irresponsible parents in a homeless environment. Her family always moved from place to place without having a plan on where to go next or what to do next. When Jeannette was a young little girl she thought this was all fine and that everything was normal, but then she grew up and she started to realize that things
Katherine Paterson, the author of many famous books, delighted us with “The Great Gilly Hopkins”. A book that talks about a small foster child who has to move around foster homes, but Gilly is no saint; she is a strong girl with attitude problems who tries to show a tough exterior; but deep down what she really wants is for her mother to care for her and take it to live with her. The Great Gilly Hopkins is a book full of feelings; speaking about what an eleven-year-old girl is experiencing every time she has to move from home to home, explaining to the reader the reasons why she has become that way. The author, Katherine Paterson explored the mind of a troubled girl. And with the limited omniscient point of view you can read what Gilly is
She became happier than she ever was, and lived a good life for some time. However, the tone of the story soon takes a turn. Desiree soon realizes that the color of child is not white, like her husband or her, which is what had shocked her mother about the child when she came to visit. While looking at the face of the slave, she realizes that her child in black in complexion, causing her to become worried. As she realizes the undeniable truth, “She stayed motionless, with gaze riveted upon her child, and her face the picture of fright” (2).
She felt so lovely in his hands, she felt so loved in his eyes” (Simon 250). Martha and Earl’s love happens quite late in their lives, it is the couple’s second marriage. Likewise, this relationship encourages her to achieve the role of being a considerate grandmother. The society at that time did not encourage elder aged to love, creating the external conflict between Martha and the society. However, it does not influence Martha and Earl’s love.
The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character. Each event in the story was felt emotionally and gave me insight into the mind of Jeanette (The Main Character). Another reason I think this book is popular is because the story is based off of the authors childhood
The author manages to combine happy moments with sad ones even though the sad ones takes the larger share. In addition, he accomplished his aim of having an audience that is glued to the book all along sine it is both engaging and informative. The author has a perception that the world is composed of more bad things than the good ones. This novel will be important to me as I explore the themes of post-apocalyptic fears and human struggles. However, I do feel that he leans too heavily on sadness