Analysis Of The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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In the 2005, memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeannette walls reveals the unfortunate tales of her early childhood life. Walls experienced a different type of childhood. Unlike some kids who grow up eating lunchables and animal crackers, Walls was contemplating what her next meal would be with her other siblings. The Walls family includes her Father, Rex, her mother, Rose Mary, her older sister, Lori, her younger brother, Brian, and her youngest sister, Maureen. Some would argue that this family was the true definition of dysfunctional. However, for this family, it’s safe to say they “function in their dysfunction” at times. (FMST lecture, 2016). Rex was from Welch, West Virginia. He was also a drunk and caused disarray to the family, but he loved …show more content…
There were countless times when having government assistance would be beneficial to the Walls family. It was well known by the town that they were poor. In one case child welfare had gotten involved. However, there was no serious actions taken after they stopped by (Walls, 2005 p. 194). Walls told her mother and this made her mother get a job. Another incident, involved a teacher giving the them a bag of clothes from a church drive. Rose Mary made them give it back (Walls, 2005, 159). They did not take handouts from anybody. Rex and Rose Mary would rather have their children be starve or have one meal a day than them receiving help from the government or from a local …show more content…
Her kids had to sometimes wake her up from bed to get ready for work when she had a job. In other cases Walls had to beg her to get a job. If things were done differently, Rose Mary would have a different outlook on life and how to properly conduct a household. She would be able to set rules and guidelines for her husband and children to face. If her husband did not agree, she would be forced to leave him and take the children away. A another thing to change about Rose Mary would be the way she viewed things. If things were different, she would have ambition to take care of her kids and not so much about becoming an artist. She would of taken the children out of that environment. Rose Mary felt ashamed that her kids were hungry at times. She did not have the ambitions and drive to do better by her

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