The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

1685 WordsSep 7, 20147 Pages
“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls is a memoir of a family that is frequently homeless and living in very poor conditions. Despite all this, the protagonist Jeannette Walls does not lose faith but, but does the exact opposite. She does everything in her power to earn money and get an education so she can escape her current life and move to a place with better opportunities, which is New York (Walls 2005) This book intrigued me because of the way Walls tells her story. She does not have a trouble-free life, but she is a brave woman for telling her story to others. Walls admitted in her interview with Oprah as well as in her book, that she is so embarrassed of her parents in the streets. While she lives in her warm and comfortable home, her parents are in the street looking through garbage cans for food. Jeannette Walls’s approach to life is astounding, and the way she tells her story with such emotion but at the same time some parts are relatable to many others. Walls uses many rhetorical techniques in her writing that absorbs the reader not only to enjoy her book but also to empathize for her. This is one of the most effective books that I have read in a long time. When I first began this novel I felt such compassion for the Walls family and some question in the way they live. When the Walls family does the “skedaddle” (Walls 17). I thought that this Polishchuk2 would be so hard for the children. They always move from place to place, and also live in such exotic places

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