Essay Jeannette Is An Independent Girl

1007 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Even though it’s hard to mend broken pieces, it is possible for parents to build strong children despite the problems they face. Jeannette becomes an independent girl inspire of her parents lack of attention which makes her fend for herself.

Jeanette had somewhat of an usual childhood compared to other kids in the United States. Where as most kids don’t have to worry about getting food or money, Jeannette has to worry. Jeannette has to deal with her self centered mother, who doesn 't care about her children and her alcoholic father who quits his jobs because he wants to find gold. How does this parenting shape the person Jeannette becomes?

Can parents raise stronger children when they are dealing with their own problems? Yes, but not the way some might think. Jeanette’s mom, Rose Mary Walls, was a narcissist and her dad, Rex Walls, an alcoholic, what did they do that made jeannette a strong woman when she grew up? Nothing. She was always either ignored by her parents or was told that she needs to do it by herself. One time she asked her mom, “You can 't quit your job… we need the money." Her mom replied, "Why do I always have to be the one who earns the money?..... You have a job. You can earn money. Lori can earn money, too. I 've got more important things to do.” This quote suggests that not only did Rose Walls not care about what her children wanted, but she also cared only about herself. Whether this was intentional or not, Jeanette realized that she would have…

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