Though the physical structure is noterected, the symbol the Glass Castle represents remains with Jeannette in herchildhood and helps her to believe that her father will do what he promises. The value of being self sufficient descends mainly from Rose Mary Walls,whose upbringing in an incredibly disciplined home leads her to forgo the ruleswhen she becomes a mother. They throw rocks through the windows, one of which strikes Brian. The first and most important theme is: forgiveness. The whole of the Looking-glass World is laid out like a giant chess board, all the characters Alice meets represent chess piece … s and the action of the book itself mirrors the action of a chess game. Although both of her parents are clearly self-destructive and entirely selfish- her mother not selling her land in Texas and her father being an alcoholic- she overcomes their mistakes and moments of failure, and s … till learns to accept who they are as people. Over the course of the Walls time in Welsh, they watch their house fall apart.
The neighborhood that the Walls have moved into is one of the poorest in Welch, and the Walls are the poorest family on their street. Even when they fall ill or injure themselves, Rose Mary prefers to treat the wound at home rather than cater to what she considers a false need to visit the hospital. La Vita e Bella shows undoubtedly love and sacrifice through the trials, of the concentration camp to keep their family alive. The trash attracts rats and one night Maureen feels a rat crawling near her in her sleep; fortunately, the family dog catches the rat and kills it. She is a free spirit who doesn't like to be tied down to a job or to her children. Jeannette Walls has survived poverty, fires, and near starvation to triumph.
So Jeannette and Lori decide to plan their escape. Jeannette told the nurses and doctors… daily life in the world, but it is also displayed in works of literature. Of course, it is a pipe dream that never has any chance of being fulfilled. The last castle in Britain to be besiege … d in Britain was Blair castle in 1746. This suggests a relation between this boundary and the ever-present fires of the novel; both represent chaos and control throughout the work. Summary Even during their hardest times, Rex and Rose Mary Walls refuse to become charity cases. They are children and should be.
Unfortunately what they can afford is a tiny shack on the top of a hill, with no running water or heating. Appearance is more valued than doing the work required to uphold that value. The nickname refers toJeannette's endurance in face of trouble. Whenshe discovers that this is not always true and realizes that the Glass Castle willnever actually be built, she has reached adulthood. Claims she is an addict to rid herself of responsibility for her actions.
Now she tells her own story. Fearlessness and Loyalty A third theme is that fearlessness and loyalty. The Glass Castle and La Vita e Bella show either end of the spectrum of love. Lori defends Jeannette, even when no one else does. Jeanette enjoyed that feeling of control because she never had a sense that she was in control of anything in her life and had no stability.
Luckily, Walls was able to turn potential into tragedy to triumph by using common sense when it mattered the most. In this we are able to see the effects of her childhood on her adult life and her own feelings as well as the motivation behind writing The Glass Castle. Jeanette and her siblings are surprised. Throughout the novel we see examples of their self-sufficiency and where it led them. Hardship can both create and mend divisions within a family. In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the underlying theme, itself, is forgiveness.
Fearlessness and Loyalty Fearlessness and loyalty are two traits that the Walls children soon learn they must assimilate. Life in Phoenix, Arizona Mom's just inherited a house in Phoenix, so the Walls family heads there. It tells the story of her upbringing in her poverty-stricken and dysfunctional family. When she argues whit her mother, she suddenly gets confuse and stabs her mother. GradeSaver, 31 March 2011 Web. It burns down a number of houses and harms some of the characters. The bullying did not seem to affect her too much, she did not tell her parents because they would have made it a big deal, but she did fight most of the girls that bullied her.
Why does Walls decide to frame her story with her adulthood before reflecting on her childhood? Shevalues her own freedom more and wants the Dad to be the responsible one toprovide food and shelter so she can do what she feels is important. She gets too close and the pink dress she's wearing bursts into flames, burning her horribly. When Brian and Jeannette rally against the neighborhood bullies they show that, while they may not have the money other families have, they do have ingenuity. The book recounts Jeannettes childhood experiences that lead up to her success in becoming a famous author. They have no food and have to get some food from the trash can in school while their father spends money on alcohol and cigarette. Jeannette describes her parents' faults and shortcomings but she does not condemn them for their actions.
Willing to putthe children in harms way believing overcoming obstacles is key to instilling theirchildren with a strong sense of self and a reliance of self. It was also clear that Mrs. When Jeanette and her family were skedaddling, Jeanette knew she could only bring one item with her on the road and needed to leave everything else behind, Jeanette brought with her, her geode from her rock collection. Lost Dreams The last theme involves lost dreams. As Jeannette suspects, it follow her around, becoming a fixture in her life. In the end, the children… Bullying After reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls the realization really set in on how bullying affected people back then and how it still affects people nowadays.
In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls reveals that she cannot lift the burden of her childhood experiences. All he needed was to find gold-it was an expensive proposition. Her children, she insists, must learn how to be self sufficient and strong. No further distribution without written consent. When they are little kids, they expose to poverty, starvation, alcoholic father and sexual assault.