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    growing problem in schools around the country is the topic of censoring books from children based on parents and teachers’ beliefs on what’s appropriate for students. There’s no doubt in my mind that The Glass Castle is filled with adult themes not primarily written for a younger audience. The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls’ life, largely her childhood with her parents and siblings, and her breaking away from her parents to become a relatively successful adult. The novel contains

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    different ways, whether they are very strict or they’re lenient, others can be easy going and strict depending on the situation and the way they group up will shape them into who they become as adults as shown in The Glass Castle with Jeannette Walls and her parents. In the memoir The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls, she writes about her childhood and how she grew up with an alcoholic father, Rex, a careless and stubborn mother, Rose Mary, and her two sisters, Lori and Maureen, and one brother

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    Jeannette Walls, the Glass Castle is more than just the title of her memoir. To begin, Jeannette lived most of her childhood in poverty, running from town to town in order to avoid “federal agents” who are actually just bill collectors. Even so, the family dreamed of a much brighter future in a place called the Glass Castle. Jeannette’s father, Rex Walls, planned “A great big house he was going to build for us in the desert. It would have a glass ceiling and thick glass walls and even a glass staircase..

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    Jeanette Walls wrote a memoir entitled The Glass Castle. The glass castle was created in the imagination of a young Jeanette and her father Rex Walls. Through her childhood the glass castle was a hopeful dream, and a promise from her dad. The promise was that one day they would have a stable life, were necessities were constantly available. It was also proof that the negligent father cared. “He carried around the blueprints of the glass castle wherever he went, and sometimes he’d pull them out and

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    Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle. The Glass Castle tells the story of Walls and her siblings as they experience and attempt to escape the poverty-stricken lives of their parents. In her descriptions of her life and the lives of her family members, Walls influenced my ideas about poverty, homelessness, and escaping hard lives. Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle influenced my ideas about poverty by showing me that poverty can yield positive results. Before reading The Glass Castle, I believed that all

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    symbolism in the book. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, is no exception. The glass castle was created in the imagination of a young Jeanette and her father Rex Walls. Through her childhood the glass castle was a lighthearted dream, and a promise from her dad, that one day they would have a stable life. One were necessities were constantly available. The glass castle was also proof that the negligent father cared. “He carried around the blueprints [for] the glass castle wherever he went, and sometimes

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    People read books for many various reasons, like being relatable or fascinating. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls is a book that many would enjoy because it is well written and interesting story. It has many good qualities such as; constant symbols and hidden meanings throughout the story, beautifully written and composed, and the real life issues that the story takes its viewers through. The Glass Castle is a very enjoyable and insightful read that I would definitely recommend for someone to read

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    can put a tremendous amount of stress on an entire family. However, there are many ways to succeed in life illustrated in two texts: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck and The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. The Grapes of Wrath, a novel of the Joad family moving westward during the Dust Bowl, and The Glass Castle, a novel of the Walls family and their struggles with modern day poverty, both show the reader the struggles they face and how hard it was for them to get through just one day at a

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    a fairy-tale, it is a biography written from personal knowledge or special account. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls recalls her childhood memories with her family. From Rex Walls, her father, allowing her into the cheetah den to his last moments with her before she moved to New York. The Glass Castle was truly effective from the beginning to the very end of the book. Jeanette writes The Glass Castle to show to older teens that no matter how bad your childhood is or was, it doesn't mean that

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    The Glass Castle The Glass Castle is a 2017 American drama film which was directed by Destiny D Cretton and was written by Cretton, Marti Noxon, and Andrew Lanham, the film is based on Jeannette Walls's memoir. The film tells the real childhood life of Jeannette Walls which she spent squatting in homes and living in poverty with her family. The film was released on August 11, 2017, by Lionsgate Entertainment Company and has received different mixed reviews from movie fans and film critics, who expressed

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