The Glass Castle Literary Analysis Essay

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In the memoir The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, her parent’s values are different from hers and her siblings. Specifically, Walls remembers a time where her and her brother found a ring and their mother took it from them: “She was keeping it… to replace the wedding ring her mother had given her, the one Dad had pawned shortly after they got married. “But Mom,” I said, “that ring could get us a lot of food.” “That’s true,” Mom said, “but it could also improve my self-esteem. And at times like these, self-esteem is even more vital than food.”” (186). Obviously, Walls’ mother would rather do things for herself than provide for her children’s needs. If pawning the ring could bring in money to get food, and other necessities, Walls’ mother should do it, but her …show more content…

Here, Walls and her father see differently. Walls told her father about this situation so that he could address it, but instead he made up an excuse for what really happened when he was not in the room with his daughter and his acquaintance. Personally, the Walls’ parents are too worried about themselves. Instead of making money to support their kids, the parents spend money on other things like art supplies for the mom, and alcohol for the dad. Like shown in the evidence above, Walls’ parents don’t show much care or worry for specifically Jeannette, but also the other kids. I can’t connect to Walls text, but there are many differences between her and I. For instance, Walls states, “I wanted to join some club or group or organization where I could feel belonged, where people wouldn’t move away if I sat down next to them” (203). I can’t relate to this because in high school I was in three sports, volleyball, basketball, and track. She is right, being in sports or a group organization makes you feel belonged. It makes you feel like you are wanted and that you have plenty of

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