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    Novels in the Curriculum One is not defined as brave due to their physical capabilities, but by their own mind’s strength. How their mind can be able to uphold tragic events, information, the grueling aspects of life, and still be able to live life with a smile on their face, day in and day out. In the work of Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle, it deals with multiple social, mental, and physical issues that occur today in our society and everyday lives. The Glass Castle is the story of Jeannette Walls it is a memoir of her life and all of the hardships she has dealt with in her life. This book deals with a wide variety of problems that we can all learn from and be aware of the agonizing pain some people go through.Despite the school board’s…

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    The Glass Castle Moving

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    In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the family endures a lot of hardships, one of which includes moving from place to place. They hardly stayed anywhere for more than a week, and moved more times than they could count to avoid the law and payments. Jeannette usually had a hard time making friends, so it would have been difficult for her. They eventually stopped the constant relocating, and settled in Welch, West Virginia. Moving was always one of the hardest things for me to do as I was…

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    The Glass Castle: The Longest Simile to Resilience Human resilience is defined in Elizabeth Edwards’s quote, “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it 's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you 've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that 's good.” It has exemplified itself repeatedly throughout our existence on Earth, from the harsher, simpler days of survival, or how nations have fallen to…

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    Poverty in The Glass Castle Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. It makes you do wild things when you don’t have money, food, water, and possibly not even having shelter. People go through rough stages when poor. The Glass Castle by “Jeannette Walls” is a good example. A impact that it has on a family and children is surviving. Trying to get through it, some families will eat out of trash cans to survive. That is what Jeannette's family did. There's a bunch of effects that poverty…

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    The Glass Castle, a memoir, by Jeannette Walls describes the struggles and obstacles she and her family face throughout their lives together. With irresponsible parents, the Walls children can still manage to have key qualities that help them grow into mature responsible adults. Her parents, Rex and Rose-Mary, teach them to be determined and loving of the world around them. The Walls family constantly tries to find ways to salvage money and food for each other. But even with dysfunctional…

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    Throughout life many of the problems that people face are overlooked. Whether the conflicts are internal or external, they tend to affect not only the person, but others around them. In Jeannette Walls’s, The Glass Castle, she documents her life story through the eyes of a child growing up. Much of this includes how her dad’s internal conflicts rippled to create problems with every other member of the family; in turn, this created more internal conflicts for them all. From early on in the book,…

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    In the novel about a family who thrived off of the struggle of being poor, and jumping from home to home. [“The Glass Castle” shows the reader the perspective of a girl whose family, primarily focuses on family, no matter how much money they have.] It basically shows the importance of family as the author, her brother, and her sisters grew up. At the beginning of the novel, Jeanette talked about how her father would tell stories about himself, but he’d never talk about the later to be found…

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    parents cannot even take care of themselves. Walls’ parents were trapped in their own thoughts and ideas of themselves and the world around them. Similar to philosophers Plato’s ideas in “The Allegory of the Cave”, her parents were trapped in their own cave, and this caused Walls and her siblings to look after themselves. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” he describes the cave as being an imprisonment ,” human beings living in an underground, cavelike dwelling…fixed in the same place…able to…

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    The Glass Castle Analysis

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    Today in society many of us tend to do whatever it takes to fit in and keep our true selves locked in. In the memoir entitled The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls experiences a lot of obstacles due to the frequent moving. She often faces trouble with making new friends and having others to fully understand her. At some point one tends to get tired of others not understanding so they hide their past along with their true personality just to fit in. In my cousins experience she once faced the same…

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    While I have not had nearly as many hardships in my life as Jeannette Walls in her book The Glass Castle, there are still some things that her and I have in common. Throughout the book, Walls endured many struggles while traveling with her dysfunctional family. Jeannette’s father is constantly getting in the way of her success, from stealing her money to not always making her go to school. Eventually, she leaves her parents behind and makes her way to New York City, where she goes to college and…

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