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.
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. By not giving Cosette time for her, Valjean, tried to control every little thing Cosette did in her life and that hindered her as she grew into adulthood.
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).
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
As Jeannette matures her connection with her parents, particularly her father begins to diminish. Jeannette didn’t grasp that the way her parents raised them or viewed the world wasn’t normal and as she got older she recognized how selfish her parents were. Jeannette was constantly close with her father, and always showed compassion for him, but when they relocated to Welch it appeared as if her father had changed. Jeannette eventually obtained work and began to save up money so she and her siblings could survive, but her father didn’t approve and eventually sabotaged that plan. Eventually, Rex went to Jeannette and requested money from her, he did promise to pay her back.
Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore. This marks his transition from boyhood to manhood: a transition in which the male perception of female inferiority grows stronger.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
Jeannette is the narrator of her own memoir, telling her story from the young age of three into adulthood. Jeannette, a middle child, was daring and lived passionately. Brian, Jeanette's younger brother was very much like her. Since Brian was the only boy he was protective of his sisters and was very independent. Lori, the oldest sibling, was the total opposite of Jeannette and Brian.