Welfare In The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls

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The Glass Castle In The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, it presents welfare to utilize the idea of overcoming adversity and achieving success despite difficult circumstances. In the beginning of the book, Walls connects her personal experience as a kid to the symbol of welfare in order to emphasize how it was proclaimed through her childhood and adulthood. Take, for example, that In the passage, Jeanette explains, “But for the time being, things might get a little tight around the house. "We all have to help out," Lori said. I thought of what I could do to contribute, besides collecting bottles and scrap metal. "I'll cut the prices on my rocks," I said. Lori paused and looked down. "I don't think that will be enough," she said. "I guess we can eat less," I said. "We have before," Lori said. We did eat less.”(98) This demonstrates how the family was able to adapt to difficult circumstances and make sacrifices in order to get by. The idea of welfare might represent that there is always a way to make things work, even when times are tough. The idea that we can overcome difficult circumstances and achieve success …show more content…

The text states that, “I thought Lori was amazing, and I had no doubt she would become a successful artist…”(223) Jeanette looks up to her sister and becomes more motivated to become successful because her sister has a great amount of dedication. The last example is, “I'd been speaking hypothetically about moving to New York a year early. But as I walked, I realized that if I wanted to, I could get up and go. I could really do it. Maybe not right now, not this minute—it was the middle of the school year—but I could wait until I finished eleventh grade.”(236) Jeanette emphasizes that she’ll wait and will keep trying to move until she succeeds. This shows her determination and commitment to her

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