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by Jeannette Walls. Reading When she meets with her mom, Rose Mary says Jeannette is the one blueprints for the Glass Castle wherever we went, and. Truth is stranger than fiction,” wrote Mark Twain over a century ago. And, indeed, The Glass Castle PDF is built on a somewhat impossible. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. About the book. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family.
These issues, of course, played a large factor in the family frequent moving. Her mother Rose Mary, was not the stereotypical housewife.
She did not enjoy the responsibilities of looking after or worrying about her family. She also did not see cooking or cleaning as a priority within the household. While she did not work, she instead spent her time painting and writing, which she saw as more lasting and substantial endeavors.
This was the town Rex grew up in but he was also reluctant to return too. She also suggests that she did the same to Rex when he was younger. The town itself was difficult to live in as it was segregated and in poor condition. Rex drinking once again, gets even worse and his family is left without much food. The living conditions are poor. The shack lacks both a proper indoor plumbing and a heating system.
As Jeannette gets older, she and Lori concoct a plan for them to escape from their less than responsible parents. Q: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your books?
Of course they? I just had the great fortune of having been tested. If we look at our ancestry, we all come from tough roots. And one of the ways to discover our toughness and our resiliency is to look back at where we come from.
You know, "Gosh, I come from hearty stock. Maybe I? Her parents being the wise, responsible people they were decided that no one at the local hospital knew what the hell they were doing so they take their unconscious daughter to the only person qualified for the job Take that in for a second No the story is not about a witch doctor, its about a group of children growing up in what at first appeared to be an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Right off the bat, right at the beginning of the book you can tell something is not right, like as soon as you meet the characters within the book you can tell a cataclysm of sorts has happened. Her name is Jeannette Walls and I'm not quite sure when she was born or where since the book was pretty vague about her origins and her family kept moving around a lot In her book The Glass Castle she describes her life, but mostly her childhood as a vagrant hippie child and the people who influenced her to be the person she is today.
At first her family seemed like an insane lot but as time went on it turned out on her parents and her youngest sister were the crazy ones. She lived her entire life wandering the west side of the us with her dad, her mom, her sisters Lori, and Maurine, and her brother Brian, and the only times she went east was towards the end of the book.
Through out the book Jeannette's life was dictated by the kind of crazy her parents were feeling like at the time. Her Mom was an artistic depressive who would shut herself off to the reality of her life only to come out every once in a while to realize what she'd become, and her dad was a deceptive drunk who abused his wife on a regular basis.
Although Jeannette loved her mom the person who had the biggest impact on her life was her dad, he served as a constant reminder to her about the kind of person you should be and the kind of person you should never be. He was a double edged sword who died in his mid fifties due to forty years of nonstop chain smoking.
But he wasn't a bad man he raised his kids to be near geniuses and did his best to provide when he wasn't completely wasted. Every timesomething messed up happened he would say "Have I ever let you down?
My favorite story wasn't an actual chapter in the book it was more of a reference within the book. I'm talking about the witch doctor bit, where Lori gets bit by a rattle snake and her parents take her to a witch doctor instead of the hospital.
It was an early taste of how crazy her parents really where and my favorite one. At first I had this pegged as a sad redneck story because it began with Jeannette boiling hotdogs in a trailer park but as soon it skipped to a side story about Lori getting bit and I heard them mention "witch doctor" I began to try and figure out what kind of crazy these people where.
What you could learn here is how far determination can take you, considering how nice the kids have it by the end of the book. I wish I could connect to this book somehow but I'm not sure I could complain for that long without being punched in the face. The closest thing I can think of is when I saw the movie Mongol, when you look at it seems normal because it's a movie but when you think about it it's a movie about when the stuff that happened in this book was merely a small annoyance.
Or have you ever watched Thumbelina? Its about this girl the size of a thumb that is basically being raped by bugs, and rats, and toads throughout the movie, and by the end they defeat winter by getting married and singing. I know it's a kids movie but its some of the most disturbing imagery I've ever seen.
But that's what I like about fairytales, they're ridiculous and they never have to include something that is plausible or can be explained by science. There are a couple questions I would like to ask the author, things that just weren't explained properly in the book. Ok, near the end of the book we find out Jeannette's mom turned out to be sitting on a million dollars worth of land and who knows how many thousands in antique Indian jewelry whatever became of those things and why did her mom not use them earlier to help them not live like total bums?
That has been my main question and its been bugging me forever. Was Rex Walls really in the Air Force or was he just a compulsive liar?
What comic books did Lori end up illustrating for? The Glass Castle I absolutely loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. To top that, the kids are placed in a class for challenged children. Now, they all turned out fine in the end, so you may wonder what the actual reasons were. Well, for one Rose Mary lost all the records; and, for two, the kids had accents unfamiliar to the locals!
At one point, Rex and Rose Mary go back to Phoenix to retrieve some valuables.
And Jeannette walks in on her grandmother Erma molesting her brother Brian. All hell breaks loose — which is not made better once Rex returns. Because — remember — he has no choice but to scold his children. And because — read between the lines — he may have gone through the same ordeal as a child. Either way, they are kicked out. So, they relocate once again — this time in a small, derelict house with no indoor plumbing.
However, Rex dreams big, and he promises his children that one day he would turn this shack into a beautiful home for his family. And just like its imagined building material tends to, the dream of it shatters before you know it. Because instead of doing something to make it a reality, Rex usually does everything he can to prevent it from becoming one.
Even when Rose Mary gets a teaching job and they start saving some money, Rex finds a way to spend them. Lori and Jeannette decide to leave Virginia for New York City, and after some trials, they eventually succeed.
Lori goes first; Jeannette follows. She encourages Brian to join her, so he comes too. When Maureen is twelve, Lori convinces her to come as well. So, they become homeless as well. Later on, during a fight, Maureen tries to stab her mother, and she is arrested. She spends the next year of her life in a mental institution, before moving to California, far from her parents.
Meanwhile, Lori has become a successful comic book artist — creating an Archie comics character guess how it got its name?