Jeannette comes up with a well organized budget plan to finance themselves. “I did the math. It came out to twenty-five dollars a week, or a little over three-fifty a day. I worked out a budget and and calculated that we could indeed squeak by if I made extra money babysitting.”(Walls 209) This is the total opposite of her father, who would selfishly blow all the money on cigarettes and alcohol for himself. Typically, a 13 year old girl would not be given such a huge responsibility of taking care young children for a long period of time.
That she is closer to Brian than Lori Growing up the family moves from place to place as Rex is unable to find or keep a job due to his alcoholism. Incidentally, they often spend much of their time on the road moving from town to town out. Be that as it may, Rose is an artist by heart and lives for adventure; she often feels tied down by her children and even somewhat resentful towards them. Even so, Rex is always promising grand things, such as his dream of building a Glass Castle for their home. “The Glass Castle would have solar cells on the top, electricity for heating and cooling, and its own water-purification system” (Walls 25).
“They asked what I was doing cooking hot dogs by myself at the age of three. It was easy, I said. My parents never hurt me, I got the cuts and bruises from playing outside and cooking. You just put the hotdogs in the water and boil them. 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.
On page 155 of Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Glass Castle, Walls describes how after the family settles down in Welch, she and her brother Brian decide to make the best of the situation they are in. Ninety-three Little Hobart Street is a “dinky thing perched high up off the road on a hillside...painted white a long time ago, but...turned a dismal gray” (Walls 150). Jeanette and Brian scavenge a shovel and a pickaxe. Then, the two build the foundation for the the Glass Castle of their dreams behind the dingy home. After a month, their father orders the children to fill the foundation with garbage.
Throughout the book, money was the largest issue that affected the family and their living. The external conflict caused the family to always be in debt. Debt caused the family to move around a lot in order to be in search of other opportunities. Without debt, the family would be relived and well nourished with food and a healthy environment all the time. The family would not only become healthier physically but also mentally.
At this point in the book the Walls family moved to Welch because they were out of money, and needed a change of scenery. Another reason was so Rex’s mom could keep him on track after he got really drunk one night and created a mess. Welch was a place of poverty and known for the biggest municipal parking lot, that’s all. Turns out, Rex was barely sobre since they came to Welch. There were a few things that were shown of Erma, Rex’s mom.
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.
Students these days are shielded from real world issues. There is a misconception that young people are fragile so reality is sugar coated. The truth is life can be a test for survival. Jeannette Walls knows this all too well. Walls experienced a far-from-normal childhood with far-from-normal parents.
Despite the entropic nature of Jeanette’s parents , you have always said that something extraordinary has had to start with passion, or as you would say, the further up you go, the longer it’s going to take you to fall down. With what seems to be nothing as a safety net for Jeanette in an exsanguinous family, I wonder how you were able to start a new life with no family outside of my brother and I. As you had to completely start your life over again, I understand the struggle of being too independent, or secluded. However, without you, my brother and I would both be struggling without a wind pushing us towards success. Even though you sometimes drive both me and my brother crazy, you are the fire that warms us up when we need heat.
You have to spend time learning and being molded by your parents until you are old enough to decide for yourself. Being the oldest child of three isn't easy. You technically are another granny in the house lol. Yea its a load of work you have you teach your younger sibling what's right and what wrong, you have you be a role model for them and teach them the guidelines to life because they sometimes they tend to trust you more than parents and tell you everything.Today i am going to be talking about 20 different objects that i've placed into 4 different categories that represent me. Category number 1 “ Things i use on a daily basis.” In this category we first start off with my phone.
Young kids had to start doing hard challenges for their age to help their families. Some kids even had to enter the workforce at exceptionally young ages to try to help their family get any extra money. Other times kids simply left home in hope of a better life for them and their families they left behind. That can be shown in No Promises in the Wind when Josh and Joey left home for a better life. Even now almost a century
Seeking a Future Imagine growing up in a home with a father who can’t succeed to make a better life for you. A mother who isn’t motivated enough to go to a job each day. Putting each harsh and miserable day, and putting it into an endless adventure. This life belonged to Jeannette Walls and every single day of her life. In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, her life is full of harsh, scary but adventurous experiences that teaches her self confidence and perseverance.
For example in the Glass Castle jeannette is presented with two parents but the one who stands out is her father. In the book jeannette faces a money issue for college that she cannot solve on her own. This causes jeanette to stress over her studies and causes her father to come to the rescue. Her father wasn’t always in good conditions for jeannette ;however, he managed to see jeannette so that he may give her the money she needed in order to keep going to college. Her father’s action meant that he will be their for her whenever she needs him and will help her as much as he
She uses Ethos and her explanation of her own story to pull the reader in so they are able to understand what she had to go through. She explains that when she if offered an opportunity to go to highschool, “ I could not go. The little money I could earn- one dollar a week, besides the price of my bread- was needed in the family, and I must return to the mill. . .