Essay about Glass Castle

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Glass Castle Dialectical Journal Passage | Analysis | “Mom frowned at me. 'You'd be destroying what makes it special' she said, 'It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty'.” -Page 38 | I think that what Rose says symbolizes is that Jeannette is beautiful because even through everything she's gone through with her family, it has just made her a strong person, or the “Joshua Tree” in this case. | “If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.” -Page 66 . | I think that this foreshadows that she will need to find a way to support herself, or fend for herself because she has to find how to “swim” before she “sinks” . | “After dinner the whole family stretched out on the…show more content…
| 'Oh Yeah?' I said. 'How about Hitler?What was his redeeming quality?' 'Hitler loved dogs,' Mom said without hesitation. -Page 144 | I think that this is a comedic lesson because Rose is trying to teach Jeannette how to be compassionate with her grandmother. She shows that not everyone is completely evil, and everyone has at least one positive personality trait to them. | "Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more." - Page 129 | Rose says this when Jeannette is embarrassed that they're sleeping in their car, and people are looking at them and laughing. I think this is important because it shows that you shouldn't be embarrassed by how little you have. You shouldn't care what other people think. | “I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes.” -Page 34 | I believe , she meant that lives can change so fast , in a matter of minutes, so you had to always be considerate on the possibilities of your world changing, and “stay on your toes”. | "Things usually work out in the end.""What if they don't?""That just means you haven't come to the end yet." -Pg 259 | I really love this quote. I ponder that it can mean a couple different things, but most of all that we choose our “endings”. That if we aren't satisfied with what our lives have come to be, we can always change that until we are happy with

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