The Glass Castle Lessons

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Sometimes, one has to go through hardships to achieve success. This happens in the memoir, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Jeanette goes through many obstacles with her parents and siblings. Her dad is an alcoholic, and her family is poor and always moves around. She grew up with little food, and little wealth,but somehow earned success. Even with the negativity of her parents, Jeanette still found a way to make it work. Some lessons that will be discussed is working hard to success, do not rely on everybody, and to try and enjoy every moment in life. Therefore, Jeanette had many struggles throughout her life, but in the end she powered through to prosperity. There were several lessons learned in the book. One lesson being to work hard…show more content…
Throughout the book, Jeanette’s parents always said that they would work something out in the end. Thankfully, she did not rely on them her whole life. She worked by herself and made it to New York. However, she did rely on her sister to bring her there. If it was not for her sister living there and offering Jeanette an opportunity, then she would have not been able to reach success as a writer. Also, she would not have been able to leave their parents to live a happier and safer life. She now lives in a safe place where she is not surrounded by anger and moving every day. Even through hardships she still kept a positive attitude, and learned to not hate on anyone. For example, she said, “You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.” Therefore, this taught me to stay positive even in the worst situations. Another example was when Jeanette was young. She depended on her drunk father and hopeless mother to actually find a way to help them get the perfect life. They never ended up giving Jeanette the life she deserved, so she had to work to get it by herself, which she ended up doing. Then again proving the statement to not always rely on others for the results that someone wants because it is not always a happy
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