Jeannette’s various strengths helped her survive her treacherous childhood. One of her strengths was her curiosity. Her curiosity drove her to explore the world, and discover new things. She enjoyed exploring in the desert and in Welch with her brother, Brian. Jeannette’s desire to explore caused her to become a reporter. She wanted to be one of those people that knew what was going on. When Jeannette knew she wanted to become a reporter she stated, “I decided I wanted to be one of the people who knew what was really going on” (pg. 204). Another one of Jeannette’s strengths was her confidence. Her confidence gradually blossomed throughout the book, as her adversity caused her to mature and quickly grow up. Jeannette’s confidence was
An additional theme heavily shown throughout the book is “people are defined by the choices they make”. Ben left his little sister, Sissy, to die, even though he could have made an effort to save her; because he left her, he now vows not to run from danger or those things which scare him. Furthermore, Cassie promises Sammy that she will find him and, because she makes that promise, she will stop at nothing to be with him again.
Mirror Image Which character do I relate to the most? In the story Mirror Image, I relate to Jenny the most. Jenny’s current relationship with her sister, Alice, is like my brother and mine. Whenever my brother and I argue, I respond the same way Jenny does. Jenny and I are awfully distant. Similar to Jenny restricting her sister from reading her diary, I also have expressed harsh “whatever’s” to my brother. Just as Jenny is, I am also passive-aggressive. Jenny showed that she’s quite upset with the “new” Alice by calling her “Gail”. In the same way, I have shown disgust by dropping hints like using one-word responses. Jenny is quite reserved as am I. Like Jenny keeping her diary from the “new” Alice, I keep my journal to myself. I can relate
Jeannette is the narrator of her memoir, telling her story from age three into adulthood. As a child she is adventurous, wild-hearted, and Dad 's favorite. Jeannette, a middle sibling, is closer to younger brother Brian than her older sister Lori: Brian shares Jeannette 's love of the outdoors, while
Like all other children, as Jeannette ages, she comes to understand that her parents are not the person who she thought they were and that her
Lastly, her family betrayed her by not listening to her side of the story after her sister told lies about her, and they betrayed her when they acted as if they did not care if she moved out of the house. In all of these actions, the family itself and certain members of the family are portrayed as uncaring, unsupportive, disrespectful, conniving, deceitful, and hateful to Sister. Through every action of the family, Sister is treated harshly, and she tries to not let this bother her. Yet, anger and bitterness build up inside of her until she cannot take it anymore. Consequently, it built up so much inside of her that it severely affected Sister so profoundly that she moved away from her home to get away from her family.
Unlike her father and sister Jeanette shows us that it is capable to reach your full potential regardless of what you have gone through. Even through the hardships of her childhood Jeanette is set on moving to New York with Lori and becoming a reporter. By putting her past aside she is able to achieve this and finally reaches her full potential. “I still went into the office in the city once a week, but this was where John and I lived and worked, our home—the first house I’d ever owned. Mom and Lori admired the wide planked floorboards, the big fireplaces, and the ceiling beams made from locust posts, with gouge marks from the ax that had felled them.” Unlike any of the houses she lived in as a child, her current home goes above and beyond. If you compare Jeannette to her sister Maureen it’s clear that becoming all that you can be depends solely on yourself. Maureen went through the same experiences as Jeanette, yet Jeanette is the one who decides to do something with her life, while Maureen continues to let her life be the same as it always was.
Sometimes, one may feel trapped in a lifestyle or situation that leaves them confused and frustrated. Jeannette Walls grew up in such a situation; her life was an adventure full of childhood tales and unique experiences. Jeannette learned how to be self- sufficient, independent, confidence, strength, and optimistic despite the
The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls is a memoir about her early years and her family situation. Throughout the story you learn about her Father Rex, her Mother Rose, and her three siblings Loir, Maureen, and Brain. With each story she tells it conveys such emotion and feeling. The
While reading through the story, “Two Sisters,” Ama Ata Aidoo brought up interesting dynamics. Connie is the elder sister who takes well care of her family and as a wife who married to her husband, James. Throughout the story, we see that Connie advises Mercy to stop dating older men. The story states that the two do not have their parents to guide them; so, Connie being the oldest took the responsibility to look after her sister. I have two older siblings, Samuel, 24 and Lorena, 21. I can relate in a way to Mercy, because being the younger sister, we try to live in the other direction of our siblings to avoid comparisons. I am different from my brother and sister, and I always try to live my life. We may have some similarities, personality wise, but we live life very differently. Constantly family and friends tell me “why aren’t you like your brother and sister?” or “if your brother or sister were here, they would know what to do, why can’t you be like them?” First things first, I do not want to be cast in my brother or sister shadow. I want to be different and be recognized as Lucia not just by being Samuel and Lorena’s younger sister. So, I can see why Mercy is very different from her
To begin with, one night Jeannette is awakened by a slithering sound. When she tells her sister Lori, whom she shares a room with, Lori tells her it is just her overly active imagination. She then leaves the room scared, and tells her Dad about what had just happened. Her dad
Even when the reader is shown only small glimpses of Amanda’s personality, he or she should still be able to flesh out her motives through this initial knowledge of her natural state of mind.
All the characters she played were key people in the journey to self-discovery for the main character. Most of the time the characters brought her down and made her feel bad about her person. Although there was one character that helped her through her daily struggles. This character was her grandmother, who helped her with advice a few times. Otherwise each character would take advantage of her, yell at her, or make fun of her. A good example of a lesson she learned when she was young was when she was trying to get the attention of a young boy who she would try to play basketball with after school. Being so young and naive she believe this boy to be her boyfriend after just one conversation with him, the next day when she mentioned that she was his girlfriend, he responded quickly by making fun of her and leaving. But gradually her boy problems only worsened, as she got older because things became more serious. The title “SHE GON LEARN” is a good representation of the show because it really is the journey of a woman fighting her way through life making the best of it and learning from her
First of all, there was a tragic series of events that caused her to become involved in them by disrespecting her own brother. She
Diana grew up always feeling different and unlike anyone else. She was surrounded by stuffed animals, considering them as her family (Morton 23-27). She could not rely on anyone but her brother because they understood each other. She grew up always being jealous of her two older sisters (Morton30).