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.
Ursula initially refuses to be intimate with her husband, fearful that any child resulting from their union will have the tail of a pig, since they are cousins. Her husband nearly rapes her in his attempt to assert his manliness and control (Marquez 22). This illustrates his power over his wife in the sphere of love and relationships, after he kills a man in the village for insulting his manhood. Remedios the Beauty, on the other hand, remains a virgin throughout the novel and is portrayed as simple and unintelligent. Until she is a teenager, her mother is forced to dress and bathe her (Marquez 196).
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.
For instance, “...my enemy Liz Lloyd, who planted drugs on me, and the court case that could have put me behind bars” (9). Lastly, the world views her as being conceited Her step-brother views her as being a drama queen because he feels that she gets all the attention and he doesn’t anymore because he is the only child. For example, “I know you’re not thinking about putting Keyshia before me...I was here first remember, I’m your son”,
Alexander and Charlie didn’t deal with the same kind of abuse, but were both definitely affected by the abuse they faced and each chose their own way to cope with the anger, and hurt they felt inside. You could compare their lives when observing the things that were shown happening to them. In The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Charlie had issues, and revealed at the end, you learn that his Aunt Helen had actually been sexually abusing Charlie for years up until her death. In Into The Wild Alexander had his own share of abuse and experience in a broken home as well. His father was abusive to his mother, and his parents had serious problems in which they would take out on each other verbally and physically in front of their children, and sometimes on the children.
The pan was too heavy for me to lift when it was full of water, so I’d put a chair next to the sink. Then I’d turn on the stove, and when the water was boiling, I’d drop in the hot dogs.” (Walls 10,11). Particularly, they questioned how it is that she could use the stove at such a young age and she explained that her mother believed she was “mature for [her] age and let [her] cook for [herself] a lot” (Walls 11). At such a young age, most parents would not risk their child to cook a meal for themselves involving fire and electricity for the most part, or at least without their assistance. But Jeannette Walls did, it was a part of not being treated like the “fragile flower”, but growing up and learning in experience.
She writes the memoir to work through her feelings and share’s her story. So far so good, in the pages I’ve read, there are so many messages conveyed in the memoir, but the main idea that interests me the most is the message of Self sufficiency. Self sufficiency is the ability to be able to supply one’s own or its needs without external assistance. In the first few chapters of the book, there is a prime example of Jeannette’s self sufficiency when she burns her self when cooking hot dogs at the age of three. How possibly could a three-year-old girl cook hot dogs for herself.
When Serena found out about the affair she said “Just like the other one. A slut.”(420). This shows the selfish side of Serena Joy, as she allow Offred to have an affair with Nick but not the Commander. Serena is fine with anything that agrees with her and will punish those who violates her will. In conclusion, Serena Joy’s character changed from Pre-Gilead’s star, motivational speaker to stay
In the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, the role of macaroons play a major role as they represent Nora’s dishonest behavior towards Torvald. Nora is completely a different person in front of Torvald; however, she tries to shield things that she does which Torvald doesn’t like. In reality, their marriage seems to be falling apart as she is not happy being with her husband as he tells her not to have macaroons, as the macaroons will damage her teeth and destroy her beauty. The macaroons present image of Nora’s longing to be liberated. She wants to have her own personality and will to live a life where no one stops her from doing what she gets pleasure from.
This episode showed her that if she believed in God then the Devil could not harm her. This information devastated her and her grandmother informed that they were telling lies so they were no longer allowed to speak to them. The last of neighbors included three boys that only came out of their house in the evening when it was time for Jaqueline and her siblings to start going inside. They had to wait for their mother to get home to