The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls. It not only describes the story about her strange and crazy childhood but also recounts memories of her father and mother in instances where they understood and loved each other. Throughout the novel, Jeannette Walls explains the hardships of her poverty filled childhood and the endless risk of not being able to find food. Raised by an alcoholic father and crazy mother, Walls describes her unique homeless life all through her childhood. When Jeannette's Dad wasn't drinking, he taught them many different subjects and how to live life without a fear in the world. But when he was drinking, he was untruthful and abusive. "When we tried to help him he cursed and lurched at us, swinging his fist," (Walls 289). Jeannette's Mom was a non-conformist who was against the idea of staying at home and didn't want the commitment that came with raising children. "Mom didn't like
A theme in The Glass Castle is about the survival from an innocent little girl’s life adventure. The Glass Castle is a memoir of a young girl, Jeannette Walls, learning to survive with her siblings without the help of their parents. Moving to different places, the family survive in different places but, for the short time, they lived in Phoenix, Battle Mountain, and Welch. One of the many themes in The Glass Castle is being faced with survival teaches people to value small things and builds tenacity.
Alison Hennen The Glass Castle Book Review The Glass Castle was overall very strange. Written by Jeannette Walls in her point of view, this book is her memoir that she wrote to share her story with the rest of the world. It won the 2005 Elle Readers’ Prize and the 2006 American Library Association Alex Award. The title comes from an unkempt promise from Jeannette’s father, but rather than seeing it as a letdown, Jeannette remembers it as a hope that things will get better, a trait she must have received from her mother.
Rex Walls While growing up in life children need their parents to teach them and lead them on the path to a successful future. In the Glass Castle Rex Walls, Jeannette’s father, neglects to take care of his duties as a father figure in Jeannette’s life. In the same way he teaches her to be strong and independent at a very young age. As we read through the story we see the special relationship that Jeannette shares with her father. Even though he, in many instances, failed to protect his children, refused to take responsibility for them, and even stole from them, Jeannette still loved him until his death for two reasons: one, for his ability to make her feel special, and two, because he is a never-ending source of inspiration.
Life is all about choices and options that we take, we can see that all this book show us hard infants but all have in the common reach another life, past from poor to be successful. Jeannette had a really dramatic childhood when she was only three years old she was cooking hot dogs without any supervision and since she was that little she have to start taking care of herself. She did not surrounded or fall into drugs like his Dad or sister, she starts working in the newspaper from the school that way she would expend more time in the school that is warm that in her house with a broken roof without electricity. You should be thinking who kid want to expend more time in school instead of go home? A kid who does not have a home to go, or a one who feel not safe at home, that is a difficult life, but everyone can change the future.
Imagine having a challenging childhood in which day after day one would worry about when food would arrive on the table. Jeannette Walls from The Glass Castle: A Memoir overcame struggles such as those throughout her adolescence. Her mother was an adventure addict who showed no care for her children, and her father was a brilliant man who was also an alcoholic. On top of that, they lived in poverty oftentimes and did not know when basic necessities would materialize. However, she did not succumb to the cards given to her and, in the end, succeeded with the help of her sibling and herself by being hardworking and optimistic.
“When I think of them now...lives seemed secure and good” (5). Ginny’s shifting view of her life and especially her father progresses throughout the novel. As kids, people tend to view their parents as superheroes and their lives as idyllic. In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls -- a memoir -- the author recalls the wonderment she viewed her father with as a child; however, as she grew, she realized her father negatively impacted her life and created a toxic family environment.
The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls is a true story memoir, which introducing family which consists of four children, a neglectful mother and an alcoholic father. This family is constantly confined by poverty and foolish decision making on the part of the parents (reword this it sounds awkward). Despite these obstacles, Jeannette Walls is able to progress forward and to be successful, thus proving that she indeed is the “fittest of all”. She proves that she is the fittest of all because of her ability to survive life and death situations, her ability to adapt without her parent’s, and her ability to remain determined in trying to achieve her goals.
The Glass Castle is a book about the childhood and adolescence of Jeannette Wells, the daughter of Rex and Rose Mary Walls. Throughout her childhood, she moved all over the country with her family, moving from one town to the next, often lacking food and good clothes, and living in a state of perpetual poverty. Once the children have grown up, they go to New York, where they live out their dreams while their parents live on the streets. There has been much debate whether Mary and Rex are bad parents are not. Even though their childhood was less than ideal, the fact that they survived and are now productive citizens means that they were better off living with their parents than in a foster home.
Jeannette Walls was born into a poor family who often had to live homeless and without food. The environment in which she grew up in is what gave her the characteristics she possesses. One trait that describes Jeannette is that she is very adventurous. Since she was constantly exposed to new surroundings, she became curious of them. While she was homeless in the desert, she would play a game with her father called Monster Hunting. She grew to not be afraid of anything, since she could fight off these so called “monsters.” Also, Jeannette is very decisive. To get away from Welch, a poor town in West Virginia, she made sure that she would get enough money to move to New York. She did this by getting a job to save up money for a bus ticket and for college. Along with this, Jeannette is very ambitious. She worked very hard to get accepted into college by working for the school newspaper, since she wanted to become a journalist. On the other hand, Melba Patillo was born into a middle class family who lived in Lit...