Glass Castle Analysis Essay

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The Glass Castle is an interesting book following the story of the young author Jeanette Walls. This book follows her during the time she spends with her dysfunctional family growing up. This books tittle is symbolic of the overall book in its whole, and takes up a large amount of the authors life in the process. The many different characters represent and really show why The Glass Castle was chosen as for the title of the book. With the many events and characters in the book it can be easily seen why she would choose the title for this book. This book has many reasons for explain both the meaning of the tittle and the reason which she choose the title that she did. The Glass Castle in the book represents much more than just a plan that …show more content…
When Rex instructs them to dig out the foundation for the home, when he later tells them to start to fill the foundations with garbage because they don’t want to have to pay for the garbage taken away. It really displays the whole book with how it goes along the dream of having that great life and home are slowly filled with garbage or disappearing from them with no way to really get back what has happened with the family. This book has really displays why it is titled this for this reason it is one of the core reasons in this book behind why it’s named in such a way. One of the last things having to do with why the book is named this way is because it changes from Rex wanting the family to have a better life to just the family staying and being together. Later in the book Jeanette’s sister leaves to go to New York and tears a large gap into the family where she used to be, but because of this it influences the other children of the family especially Jeanette who wants to follow her sister exactly and head to New York. This really tears the huge gaping hole in the family that really makes it fall apart. It is even seen in the book were Rex is trying to stop her from leaving to head to New York he brings up the Glass Castle, which hadn’t been mentioned in quite a while for the book, this is one of the last times that it is even brought up in the book
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