Jeannee Castle's The Glass Castle

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Part 1- Summary: In the first forty-seven pages of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, you’re given a good idea of what the family in the book is like. The first story shows that Jeannettte is ashamed of her parents’ lifestyle when she sees them digging through trash cans. She offers her mom money, but she declines. Jeannette’s earliest memory is at three years old. She was cooking hot dogs over the stove, and once she bent over to feed her dog one of the hot dogs, her tutu caught on fire. She ended up having to be hospitalized, but after six weeks, her family broke her out of the hospital and returned home. A few months later, her father woke everyone in the house up and had them pack up their things, they were now living on the go to avoid…show more content…
Part 2, Option 2- Analysis: A scene that stuck out to me was when Jeanette’s parents met. They were both cliff diving, and her father fell in love at first sight. He tells her he’s going to marry her, but the only reason she agrees to marry him later on is because he “ wouldn’t take no for an answer ” .This shows she wasn’t really in love with him, and I believe a successful family needs love. This could have lead them to the lifestyle they chose of always traveling because they couldn’t stay in one place. Part 3- Personal Response Analysis: Throughout reading the text, I felt bad for the kids because they’ve never had a stable home or city to grow up in. They are always moving, always being the “new kid” in school. They never have time to make friends because they’ll just end up leaving again. Although it’s the only thing they know, I’m sure they will soon get tired of it, if they aren’t already. Even if they do stay in one place for a while, they will be the outcast because of how their family raised them, just like how the doctors in the hospitals thought it was weird that a three year old was cooking hot dogs by herself, or how Jeanette had never had chewing gum. That’s the exact same way everyone else will see them, as…show more content…
I got to work at 3:30, and around 4:56 I get a text from my dad saying “ you need to clean your room”, I respond with something like “ okay, I will. Can you pick me up from work at 10:30? “ Not thinking anything of it, I put my phone away and go back to work, my dad usually doesn’t have a problem picking me up, considering I don’t have a car. It was a really fun day at work, it wasn’t too busy and the other two workers that were there were in a good mood too, so it made everything go by super fast. Around a half hour later I go back to check my phone and my dad responded with “ I’m busy” and nothing
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