The Glass Castle Book Report

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In “ The glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette was the main support in the Walls home. Growing up in a household where her father was an alcoholic and a childish mother, she finds a way to leave the nest with her siblings and become a successful adult. Initially, Jeannette was soft spoken and mature for her age, however over the course the course of the novel she spoke her mind and became successful and independent. In the beginning of the book, Jeannette was well behaved and acted mature for a three year old. One instance of this comes when Jeannette was in the hospital and was talking to the nurse.“ I was causing a big fuss, and I stayed quiet. One of them squeezed my hand and told me I was going to be okay. “ I know” I said “ but if …show more content…

One example of this is “He simply waited for me to fork over the cash, as if he knew i didn 't have it in me to say no. And I didn 't. I took out my green plastic change purse and pulled out a crumpled five and passed it over slowly. “You 're a doll” dad said and gave me a kiss. I pulled my head back. Giving dad that money pissed me off. I was mad at myself but even madder at dad” ( Walls 209). Jeannette thought she could handle her father 's issues but ended up realizing how low he is. Though Jeannette couldn 't control her father she started to realise he was a low life. While Jeannette was a junior in high school she became aware of the fact she had to get out of Welch and away from her parents. “ All through the long walk, the pain had kept me thinking, and by the time i reached the tree trunk, i had made two decisions. The first was that id had my first and last whipping. No one was ever going to do that to me again. The second was that, like Lori, I was going to get out of welch. The sooner the better” ( Walls 221). She realize the way her parents lived was realistic and wanted to live in new york

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