Parents And Parents In The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The Glass Castle, the Walls kids have unfit parents who couldn't take care of them or themselves. Rex and Rosemary are very unique characters because they show that they care for their kids, but they're not putting an effort into raising their children as parents should. The dad in the situation is an alcoholic who sometimes get violent with their mom and he doesn't know how to keep a job. The mom on the other hand is more of an adventurous person, who just wants to live like a teenager and rather be an artist than a teacher. Some of the problems the kids have growing up was hunger, not having much clothes, moving around a lot, not getting to shower, and having to deal with their parents. Lori, the eldest kid of …show more content…
Jeannette’s parents are very chaotic and sometimes put their children in danger. Her parents would never abuse or sexually harass their children because they know it’s not right. In the article, “Judge Rules Texas Foster Care System Unconstitutional,” Sharp talks about how he was abused, molested, and raped. Kristopher was also trapped in one of the homes and couldn't escape. According to Sharp, “By the time I turned 15, I had been beaten and raped more times than I can remember.” Children going into foster care is the most scariest thing for a child. Especially moving from one home to another and not knowing how the foster parents will treat them. Foster parents could either be very dangerous or very helpful, but most kids end up in bad situations because most of the foster parents care more about money than helping the child. The Walls kids never had to go through what Sharp experienced because Jeannette’s parents do really care for their children, but they are just unfit to raise them. They don't have the will to keep a job, pay the bills, or feed their children. The Walls kids are tough enough to take care of themselves while taking care of their parents, especially if they feel safe enough to be around

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