Anne conveyed moments when she was put in the worst situations and all that was on her mind was the life after the war. Guido was not just fighting for his own life in the concentration camp but his son's life by changing the circumstances positively Both being optimistic, they changed the way readers and people will watch or read real or fictional stories and inspire them to look at the glass half full. When it comes to optimism in this time period these characters both demonstrated a better way to live and cope with the hardest times they might ever have to face. Sadly, they both did not make it out of the holocaust era alive but they left a strong impact on the beautiful hearts people still have during that
Jim father was alive for a little while in the beginning of the story. Jim is only a teenager when his dad dies. His dad death had a big impact on his life. Jim found out the bad news when his mom said,“Jim your father is very sick and he will die soon”(Stevenson 13). Jim’s dad was also a pirate.
At first, it is very hard to just open up to him after all these years, and many things happen on this trip which makes them both open up their ears to one another. I can relate to this piece of writing, which is why it really stood out to me. My dad left at a young age; it was hard not having a father in my life. But as a result, I got an amazing stepdad, who I consider my father and he raised me as his own. Also, even though bad things happen, something good will always come out of it.
Cadence’s, or Cady’s, grandfather is ruling the family with his three daughter at his feet, who are all hoping to one day inherit his fortune. Throughout the entire book, Cady is starting to challenge what is supporting the privilege she has never questioned. By this, I think the book is trying examine that privilege, as well as show the downside to our culture’s heroic ideal. Prove that it more often than not leads to someones success in change of others suffering. How we often mistake being daring and forceful with intelligence and individual superiority.
The moment, which will be analyzed, takes place right after Marji hears the story of her brave uncle Anoosh. With war going around, children began believing that if your parent ends up in jail it is sort of prestigious. In the protagonist’s family no one ever actually stood out of the crowd. Her parents protested in riots, yet they never did anything heroic.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, family is destiny. Within the confines of a small town where the same people have lived for generations, no one can escape…becoming their parents. Horror! Either the parents raise their kids to be like them, for good or ill, or the pressure of community expectations that a person live up, or down, to their family is too much to resist. While this attitude creates a comfortable familiarity and a cozy predictability, it also makes progress, both for the individual and the community, very difficult.
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.
Walker seeks her fathers approval and wishes to make him proud of how far she has come in life. It also shows that she has changed a lot since the time when she had “grieved” her father and that she has grown up and realized how much he means to her. She now emulates his father “cooking, writing, chopping wood, staring into the fire”. The power of the past, and his deep need to recapture a similar sense of the peace and protection he felt as a child, overwhelm his rational mind.
Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know it. If you don’t have family, you will struggle in life.
Keep Perspective This one is the hardest thing to do, but so important. My husband and I are parents to three pre-schoolers. Much of our time is spent juggling careers and parenting and trying to keep our house from looking like a bunch of hooligans tore it apart.
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
For many people, the childhood house they grew up in has countless memories, both good and bad. However, the concept of home is not confined to a single house or location-- instead, home is mostly made by the people in it. Although this can sometimes be forgotten, the home matters far more than the house. The experiences someone goes through in their home serve as lessons that over time begin to shape their view of the world and themselves. In Jeannette Walls’
“Believe in miracles…. Hope is never lost” (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland). Believing that the worst is behind them and that they will come upon a better life is the only way that Jeanette Wall’s family is able to stay afloat. In Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, the symbol of hope is portrayed through a Glass Castle: a real home in which everyone is important and loved.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a remarkable memoir which shows the importance of acceptance and perseverance. The author and her three siblings grew up poor and were forced to try to support themselves, as their parents were unable to provide any form of stability for their kids. I had decided to read the book for many reasons and am glad that I decided to do so as it is an inspiring story. It had allowed me to see things through a different perspective and has changed my view on life. There were many reasons why I chose to read The Glass Castle as my summer reading book.
Growing up is a difficult and varied time for us all. People’s formative years are very influential to what kind of adults they become. However, for some there are more tribulations than others. In the memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls, the author, was most influenced by her second time in Phoenix, as indicated by how she describes her family interactions and gains independence. Jeannette’s view on her father has drastically changed over the course of their time in Phoenix.