The Glass Castle

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1. “We laughed about all the kids who believed in the Santa myth and got nothing for Christmas but a bunch of cheap plastic toys. 'Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotton,' Dad said,'you'll still have your stars.” | Adjective – CheapExplanation - This quote is very important because it characterizes how the Walls children are. This shows us that they are positive, by making a positive side of their situation. While small children want many toys for Christmas, Jeannette and her relatives are satisfied with their stars. | 2. "I just stood there looking from one distorted face to another, listening to this babble of enraged squabble as the members of the Walls family gave vent to all their years of hurt…show more content…
'You have a point,' I said." | Adjective – Hardships Explanation – The fact that Jeannette does not admit to being underclass shows that deep down, she is embarrassed of her parents and her old way of life. She loves her family dearly, yet the fact that her parents are not as well off as other parents in New York embarrasses her. | 9. “People worried too much about their children. Suffering when you're young is good for you. It immunized your body and soul...” | Adjective - immunizedExplanation - This quote by Jeannette characterizes with the quality of being mature. By her saying suffering will be good for you she mean it will make you more mature. | 10. "I'd put in the seventy-five dollars I had managed to save while working at Becker's Jewel Box. It would be the beginning of my escape fund.” | Adjective - BegginingExplanation - Even as Jeannette is in high school, she is determined to escape Welch. While she is loyal to her family, Walls is afraid that she will remain "stuck" in Welch. This characterizes determination .

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