Descriptive Essay On The Glass Castle

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In Jeannette Walls’s memoir The Glass Castle she recounts her dream of build a glass castle for himself and his family to live in. Throughout the story her father goes as far as making blue prints and marking where it will the castle will be built, but he never actually gets around to doing it. The father is easily distracted by other things and never admits to it, he always has an excuse. This is exactly why the glass castle never came to be. Jeannette as a naive and hopeful child describes her father’s plan like this, “Dad... was telling us about the wondrous things he was going to do. Like build the Glass Castle. All of Dad’s engineering and mathematical genius were coming together in one special project: a great big house he was going to build for us in the desert.” (Walls 25). If I could build my own version of the glass castle I would have a house with three bedrooms and at least two and half bathrooms. There would be a study/library, a music room, an art studio, a home theater, kitchen and living, and a hot tub in the back accompanied with a beautiful garden that would have a small fountain. When choosing what to put in my house I thought of the of my favorite hobbies and things that I would love to have in my own house, after brainstorming I made sure to add a study/library, a music room, a home theater, an art room, and of course, a hot tub. I don’t have a specific favorite room, but my favorite is tied between the art room between and the study/library. The art room is a favorite of mine because in my vision of it I would have all the expensive pencils, paints, and tools. The study is also a favorite of mine because I love to read and write. I would most likely spend more than 75% of my time in their whenever I’m not a work. Since I was a little kid the amount of books I own has always been an inconvenience. I always run out of space on my bookshelf and I have to start stacking, which leads to books being in random places of my room and left around the house. I would have broad floor to ceiling bookcases, hopefully I’d never have to worry about running out of space again.

I’ll most likely share my glass castle with a significant other and maybe later on with my own kids. Hopefully my
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