The Importance Of Rites Of Passage In The Glass Castle

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A rite of passage is a moment or event that changes our lives and shapes us into the people we are today. These significant moments are very important because without them we would be completely different people. Although these moments could be good or bad they have a huge impact on all of us. Everyone is faced with rites of passages in their life, and it's for the better. In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette faces many rites of passages which shape her into the woman she is today. One rite of passage that she experienced was the birth of her younger sister Maureen. The rite of passage I experienced was the death of my grandfather. The birth of Maureen changed Jeannette's character significantly. In the memoir Jeannette…show more content…
My grandfather was probably one of the most significant people i've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was always happy and living in the moment, and he somehow, endlessly made people laugh. He was the life of the party and his smile always lit up the room. When he passed away, I had a very eye-opening realization. I realized that I should try to live the the simple, joyful life my grandpa had lived. Also, I realized that I should start living in the moment, and try to be kinder to others. I believe the rite of passage I experienced was very important because it led me to try to live my life as a better person. Rites of passages are extremely important in developing someone into a better person because they gain much knowledge from their experience. Rites of passage is also important because it is crucial to our development as human beings. These moments have a huge impact on who we become, and they shape us into the people we are today. In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, she faces many rites of passages which turns her into an overachieving woman with many accomplishments. We cannot develop into the successful people that we are capable of being, without the help of

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