But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
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. Then, they used the thrill of the skedaddle to keep Lori, Brian, and Jennette’s mind off of what they are really running from.
Valjean does not ever give Cosette any time for herself. There are many different reasons why Valjean does not want to ever be without Cosette. Valjean, after losing Cosette’s mother, is very lonely; he misses her mother and feels like he is not complete without Cosette around. Valjean always wants to make sure that Cosette is safe because he does not want to lose her like he did her mother. Valjean always has to be right by Cosette’s side, he wants to have complete control over what she does in her life.
The reader may also infer that the mother she may think the father is a bad influence on her son. I think this because of how different the father and son act. The father is a rule-breaker and does not plan ahead well while the son does not like to break rules and always plans ahead. Although not much information is told about the mother, you can predict that she would have been very angry if her son had been brought home any later than Christmas eve. You can predict this because when the father wasn’t allowed to drive through the snow he stated, “Your mother will never forgive me for this,” (Wolff 34).
I applied past knowledge to fix it. Although that was something normal for me to do, my foster parents had the relief that I would actually care about the house. Before I arrived, Milagro wanted to stop being a foster mother because she had many bad experiences. Milagro my foster mother, is able to understand my pain and solitude, because she understands what
In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex is very important character because he plays a key role in his kids lives. This character named Rex has many point when he is helpful and others with he is not in his right mind. He is in a hard time when he does not have much money and him and his wife Rose Mary does not have money management skills.These are just a couple of reasons why things you do have consequences for the actions. There are many parts in the story where something they do have a consequence right now I will find a couple examples of this. In this part of the story is when Jennette got hurt cooking and went to a hospital and her dad does not like that idea so he finds a way out of the problem.
Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
Lord Capulet was kind and gentle about her in Act II, Scene I but when she had to refuse to marry Paris in Act III, Scene V he couldn't care less about her wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. Juliet was respected by her father to a certain extent as long as she was being constantly weary about what she said and did. She had no say and no one to stand up for her when Capulet claimed he was always morally correct. I felt that behind the fake care of his daughter for his reputation, Capulet did not care for his daughter as a top priority in his life. This could be counteracted by stating that Capulet’s want to be constantly obeyed could've been excused in 14Th century Italy as he was just the modal gentleman of the
Society today has lead us to think about many things in different ways. Your parents have always told you how you should never talk to strangers or pay attention to them, but aren't we all strangers? Growing up, the adults in my eyes were all somewhat strangers excluding my parents. My parents were the ones I was supposed to trust and teach me the ways of being a good person. My mom still talks about how as long as I become a good person she’ll be happy, but what does becoming a good person mean?
“Have I ever let you down?” he asked Brian and me and then turned and walked away. In a voice so low that Dad didn’t hear him, Brian said, “Yes.” p. 78 Throughout The Glass Castle the Walls family is depicted in horrible situations of starvation, poverty, and desperation. The Walls family is brought to each of these moments by choices that the parents make. And because of that, each and every one of these moments could have been avoided, had Rex and Rose Mary made better choices for themselves and their family, thus improving the state of their entire lives. “So what’s it worth?” I asked.