When she was ten years old she experienced bullying in school due to her body shape. She did not told anybody about it. When she was 16 years old, she stopped attending school and started working in a factory. Also she met the father of her daughter. At 18 years old, her mother came to the United States and she took over the mother role of taking care of her siblings.
In every town she lives in, someone in her family gets into trouble and they all have to skip town. Because of all their moving around, Jeannette does not have a stable childhood. Also, when they move to new houses, they always lack something important like electricity, running water, and basic furniture. Not only is she always left in these dilapidated homes, but sometimes, she is left in them alone to take care of her siblings and provide for them. Her mom occasionally gets a job but prefers to sit home and paint, leaving it to her children to get money for dinner.
In the beginning of the novel Jeannette Walls and her family were not doing good on cash and food and moved from place to place. Her dad and mom said they keep moving because the FBI is after them. During their moving Jeannette Walls and her other three siblings do not go to school. They are all homeschooled by their mom and learned some things from her dad. During Jeannette Walls childhood, Jeannette and her dad would talk about how they were gonna build a glass castle.
Born as Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in Saint Louis. Her mother had dreams of becoming a music-hall dancer, but gave them up to become a mother and washerwoman and her father abandoned them when she was an infant. Most of her time as a youth was spent in poverty. To help support her family, she started cleaning houses and babysitting at the age of eight often being mistreated. At the age of 13 she ran away from home, found work as a waitress at a club where she met her first husband Willie Wells, who she divorced only weeks later.
She remembers what she used to do with her mom after school and now that she's gone everything has changed with her dad now. This suggests that her dad is a single parent and he doesn't understand change. In contrast, in Tortilla’s Sun in paragraph 18 it states that the daughter has to move to New Mexico for the summer while the mom finishes school. In paragraph 46 she gets upset and storms to her room and she gets her dads baseball and this means that she misses him and needs him. In the story the Confetti Girl the main point
Oxana did not receive nurture from her biological family; therefore she made comfort with her dog companions, who later were the ones to shape Oxana’s behaviour and personality. Oxana Malaya was born in November 1983 to alcoholic parents in a small village in southern Ukraine. Oxana was born as a normal human child, although her characteristics were seen as abnormal. Due to Oxana’s parents being alcoholic they were not able to take care of themselves and neglected Oxana at an early age. At the age of 2, Oxana was left outside by her drunk parents and was
She couldn 't continue to study, like she dreamt about in Guatemala. She barely made it past the 6th grade because of money, but here in the land of opportunity she couldn 't because of this man. That dream no longer was an option, she had two daughters now. We struggled tremendously. Once we lived in an apartment that had no heating system, the toilet water would freeze but we
Kelly Pline is a single mother and lives in a one bedroom apartment. Her daughter, Cassidy, is two years old and has been splitting time living with both parents separately. Kelly has been using heroin as her primary drug of choice and has had negative life consequences as a result. Kelly has lost her primary job ten months ago and has had difficulty maintaining any other job. She does not have any concern on how heroin has affected her life, other than it is becoming harder to pay for rent and other living expenses for herself and her daughter.
As we read the similarities in the lives of both the daughters and Alice Walker, like Maggie after being burned, Walker was disfigured growing up and she could not see through one eye after getting shot by a BB gun (p. 2714). For this reason, Walker stays away as much as possible from society and so does Maggie because of her burns. While with Dee, which is oldest sister, compares to Walker because they make it to college and start a new life on their own away from racially separated neighborhood. (p. 2714) Maggie was just a girl who lived with her mother and not looking to have more in her life. She follows more towards her African American heritage.