She's then put into a mental hospital for a year. The reasoning and blame behind Maureen's actions causes arguments between the family. Tension becomes apparent as the family drifts apart. Jeanette has matured passed her teenage years of being furious with her parents choices and chooses acceptance. Her bringing vodka at her fathers request proves she realizes Dads ways can't be changed.
All families have hardships they face in times of despair, and through those hardships, families become stronger. In Mary Oliver’s poem “The Black Walnut Tree,” a woman and her mother debate back and forth about the state of their beloved walnut tree; in reality, Mary Oliver actually opens commentary on how families become connected even further once they go through a difficult time together. Her use of figurative language creates an extended symbol through the entire poem, depicted the tree as the strength of their familial ties even through rough times, like poverty. Oliver’s use of poetic techniques in “The Black Walnut Tree” helps paint a picture of the tree as a symbol for familial strength, especially when the family goes through a depressing
Abuse, chaos and bitter love are some things that are clearly seen in the film The Glass Castle (2017), through the Walls family. In the book Jeannette Walls, sheds light on how her father was an alcoholic and how he “brought” the family down with him. Jeannette is the closest one to her father and truly connects to him, and goes along with everything he does. Rex’s alcoholism is a symbol for endurance and hardship and can be seen sporadically throughout the movie and book. In Destin Cretons film version we see the hardships and pains of a troubled growing family.
Elie Wiesel lost his father right before the end of all that trauma, once and for all it was going to be over but this father couldn’t make it to the end. Wiesel almost lost faith in the world, and in God because he lost everyone and everything during this devilish act. In the end, he thought he must of survived for a reason, he found some faith in living again. Elie Wiesel survived not only because he’s a strong willed person, but because he needed to get his voice out there, he wanted to tell his story from his view, he wanted this event to never happen to anyone
One example of the skedaddle is, when Jeannette was 3 years of age. She was making hot dogs with boiling water on their stove top with an open flame. Her dress caught on fire and she was rushed to the hospital with very serious burns. She was there for about 6 weeks until Rex came to bust her out.
James J. Braddock, Mae Braddock and their wonder kids in the movie “Cinderella Man” showed us the changes people of the 30’s faced as the Great Depression hit and the life changing decisions they made in order to cope with the situation bro upon them. That up to this day many have yet to recover from and still live if fear of such a time repeating itself. A time where everything was used to the last drop. While on the other had the newer generations will never understand such a struggle. Many children nowadays will throw out the ketchup bottle when it's not coming out smoothly, but in the 30’ that was never an option you scraped it all out till the last
In the final chapters we learn more about Joe Christmas’ past, how his mother was to have her child alone and died in the process of childbirth. From the beginning Joe Christmas has had to face hardships because after the death of his mother his grandfather did not even want him. His black heritage condemned him and that would only lead him to have even more hardships as time went on. However a scene that Faulkner really focuses on is the birth scene of Joe Christmas as well as the birth of Lena’s child; the scenes are parallel to each other in many ways.
Tim Burton’s Big Fish tells the story of the wild life of Edward Bloom. Some aspects of Bloom’s life is fictionalize and exaggerated by Bloom himself which causes the relationship with his son William to become tense. His son believes he doesn’t truly know his father due to the constant fairytale like stories Edwards has been telling him over the years. It takes Edward Bloom being on his deathbed to encourage his son to return in which William has to find the truth about his father’s life and fix their uneasy relationship. Burton’s film has been praised well by film critics due to its excellent storytelling and use of literary devices, which makes the film enjoyable for the audience.
Then I’d turn on the stove, and when the water was boiling, I’d drop in the hot dogs.” (Walls 10,11). Particularly, they questioned how it is that she could use the stove at such a young age and she explained that her mother believed she was “mature for [her] age and let [her] cook for [herself] a lot” (Walls 11). At such a young age, most parents would not risk their child to cook a meal for themselves involving fire and electricity for the most part, or at least without their assistance. But Jeannette Walls did, it was a part of not being treated like the “fragile flower”, but growing up and learning in experience.
Nannie disapproved of the man and it was a constant argument between Nannie and Melvina. After a pretty bad fight between the two, Robert mysteriously died under Nannie’s care on July 7, 1945. The death was said to be asphyxia from unknown causes and Nannie collected $500 from Robert’s life
Transitioning from one thing to another can challenge a person emotional feelings. Tom Brennan was affected while being emotionally hurt which caused trouble transitioning into life. Due to the tragic crash by Tom’s brother not only he was hurt mentally but rather his whole family. ‘The Story of Tom Brennan’ is full of flashbacks which reflect upon his past, however he is made adapt into the new world without his loving brother which reduce the number of flashbacks, expressing Tom’s ideology of the past is fading. An example of the Brennan’s showing their emotional state is shown with the use of emotive language through Tom’s narration in the prologue ‘In a couple of hours they would wake up and find us gone, far away, so as not to remind them
She goes through these hardships and eventually experiences release and growth in her life. Walls turns her struggles into a blessing. The Joshua tree in The Glass Castle displays the theme, that one’s struggles are what make them beautiful and strong; it’s
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker.
Forgiveness is the theme of the Glass Castle because although Jeannette Walls was neglected, betrayed, and even belittled by her parents she doesn’t hold any negative feelings towards them. She exemplifies the theme of forgiveness by never blaming her parents for neglecting them, when her mother and father both squander her money on themselves, or when her parents allowed Erma to treat them as horribly as she did. Jeannette knows who her parents are, accepts and forgives, to the point that she can have a Thanksgiving dinner with Lori, Brian, and Mom reminiscing about the days of past.