There are some points in life where you lose faith in people, especially Jeannette Walls’ parents. Her parents left the family to starve, stole the money they were saving, and the dad was an alcoholic. After all of that happens, you start to lose faith in the people who you love and start to not trust them. The parents always did always save the day when they needed to, like when the father got $950 for Jeannette to stay in college because she couldn’t afford it. Rex said to Jeannette,” ...
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.
In the memoir, Rex Walls’ internal conflict, Jeannette Walls’ conflict with Rose Mary, and Jeannette’s conflict with society push her to become the person she is today. Therefore, Jeannette Walls’ owes her success to the hardships she had as a child. To begin, Rex Walls’ internal conflict comes from his inability to provide for his family. Being a father, Rex Walls has an obligation to look after his family and to make sure everyone is looked after.
Making countless mistakes is part of being a parent, there is no definition for a perfect one. The characteristics of a “good” parent do emerge throughout literature and in the world around us. “The Secret to Not Getting Stuck” by Jay Woodruff is a short story in which a teenager deals with his dysfunctional drunk of a father all the while pursuing his own passions in life. Through his struggle with his father’s demise, his mother embodies what it is to be a good parent. She continues to be strong and resilient for her grieving son while letting him pursue his passions.
Furthermore, they were in a household with a father who dealt with stress through addiction to alcohol. The narrator did not view the mother’s death with the same level of stress as Sonny did, possibly in large part to not living at home by that time. Sonny however, dealt with the death of his mother much the way his father dealt with the death of his brother, substance abuse. The mother, a female, was greatly affected by both the death of her brother-in-law and the drinking of her husband, yet she handled the stress entirely differently. Like many, parenting did not cause Sonny to become an addict, but his gender and genes may have played a
He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possessively cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
The engaged reader is immediately aware of the fact that glass, being fragile and sensitive, must stand for something similar, in this case, explaining the character of Laura Wingfield. Laura, mentally unstable and sensitive person, insecure because of the physical disability is mainly dedicated to her own collection of the glass menagerie. This collection of glass objects perfectly symbolizes Laura's state of mind. Her mother is obsessed with finding a man to marry Laura, and her brother Tom tries to be a writer, but constantly feels the burden of the family, and generally spends time working to support them. Each figure of the collection represents something unique and special, but there is one figure that is specifically mentioned when Laura speaks to Jim for whom she believes to be her gentleman
However both woman had endured abuse and are victims of a male dominated society. Nora the wife of a banker and a mother of three children seem to have it all. Her family lives in a fancy well-furnished home and they seems to well of financially, and her husband loved her very much. However the reader soon find out that he is an egotistical controlling man that sees Nora as an absent minds child.
In a teenagers life, most of the struggles a person has are with their friends, school, and relationships just like in the book All In Pieces. The main character named has a seven-year-old brother who has a disability. She loves him to death and very overprotective of him. Savannah ends up falling in love with a kind and handsome boy named Cameron but also has to manage taking care of her brother and taking care of herself since her mother left her family and dad is a drunk.