But Jeannette Walls did, it was a part of not being treated like the “fragile flower”, but growing up and learning in experience. Brian, in this tragedy, finds help for his sister to seek medical attention. Her injuries from the burn were quite severe for a young aged and fragile child to be left unsupervised again. In any ordinary household, this logic is insipid for safety hazards. Due to Mrs. Walls’ believed that Jeannette was mature enough to cook for herself, she never put a physical barrier or a mental barrier that feared Jeannette to stay away from using the stove at a young age.
The fire ignites when Billie Jo’s mother mistakes a pail of kerosene for water, where,“instead of making coffee, Ma [makes] a rope of fire”(87). Billie Jo’s own hands are scorched as she frantically tries to smother flames ablaze her mother’s skin. Following the accident, “while Ma moaned and begged for water, [Billie
Running down my grandmother’s back corredor in Salvador trying to grab a hen. Exhausted of chasing back and forth for the hen under the shinny sun above me. It was extremely hot about 95 degrees Fahrenheit and I was dripping sweat all over the place. I couldn’t grab it because it was the first time doing it and didn’t know the correct way to do it. My grandmother came over since she saw me struggling and taught me the correct way.
Also, on page 15, her father told her that she should come face to face with her enemy. Personally, I think both of her parents have a huge influence in overcoming her fear. Throughout the novel, her parents teach her how to not be afraid of it, but they do it in a strange way. Her father teachers her how to pass her finger through a lit candle. Eventually, Jeanette becomes obsessed with fire.
She also talks widely about some of her family members Rex Walls, Rose Mary Walls, Lori, Brian, and maureen. However her father Rex Walls was an alright father to all four of his kids due to him educating them on how to protect themselves from danger, inspiring them with the dream of the Glass Castle, and assisting Jeannette with her education in college, but due to him constantly disappearing for days on
She writes the memoir to work through her feelings and share’s her story. So far so good, in the pages I’ve read, there are so many messages conveyed in the memoir, but the main idea that interests me the most is the message of Self sufficiency. Self sufficiency is the ability to be able to supply one’s own or its needs without external assistance. In the first few chapters of the book, there is a prime example of Jeannette’s self sufficiency when she burns her self when cooking hot dogs at the age of three. How possibly could a three-year-old girl cook hot dogs for herself.
This shows the distinctive class differences between the two and foreshadows the book will be about how this split became apparent. The mom and dads parenting techniques are quite unique to what I've seen or heard of. Both parents, especially Mom, are very carefree and laid back. This is first shown with with Jeanette making hotdogs for herself when she was three, which resulted in a fire and a hospital stay for Jean. This is also the first big time I questioned the fathers sanity when he ran out of the hospital
It was different than the books I usually read, it wasn’t a fiction book it was a memoir. This turned me off from the book, thinking it would a boring historical novel. Finally, after some convincing from my grandmother I decided to give the book a chance. The book is narrated by a young Jeanette Walls, Showing the raw truth of her childhood. Raised in an unconventional, borderline abusive family, they traveled all over the United States never fully settling anywhere.
Everyone has someone they look up to, whether it be a teacher, parent, or celebrity. These role models are examples both children and adults follow, so it is important that they are surrounded by positive influences. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a widowed father, black maid, independent neighbor, and “drunk” man are all role models for the Finch kids. They influence Scout and Jem’s lives positively, teaching them how to be empathetic. The two major lady role models, Miss Maudie and Calpurnia, teach Scout ways to become a better person and understand her father.
Character List The protagonist, narrator, and author of the memoir, The Glass Castle is Jeannette Walls. From a young age, she was very optimistic and outgoing. Her personality is shown through her fearless actions and her mindset of that everything will become better. Jeannette was independent and strong from the age of three, as shown when she got a terrible burn from cooking and when she was bullied. However as she grew up, she started to become less ignorant to the state of poverty she and her family were going through.
Being a freshman in college is already hard enough, but joining a club is more of a push if you do not know many people at all . Lexcie Lewis was very anti social , had fews friends, and didn’t really care too much about joining clubs, because she felt she did not have the time to do so. In high school, Lexcie was always the quiet one that no one really new. She wasn’t so quiet, she just did not socialize with many. At home, she never went out and she was of a family person, she enjoyed staying home.