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  • Winter in the Blood by James Welch Essay

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    Winter in the Blood by James Welch Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage. Welch's language is, at once, blunt and poetic, and the pictures it conjures are dreamlike and disquieting. Furthermore, the narrator of the novel is disheartened by the loss of his brother

  • Father's Roles And Society In Fools Crow By James Welch

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    Father As the United States expands westward in the late 1800’s, Native American tribes that live on these frontier lands, are often feared ,misunderstood, and despised by white settlers who want to move onto the new lands. In “Fools Crow” by James Welch, the story of the Blackfoot Indians of Montana shares the growth and experiences of the Pikunis tribe and its people as they confront new white settlers and its impact on their society and culture. Blackfoot society in the late 1800’s is a patriarchal

  • Metaphors In The Glass Castle

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    The novel is latent with metaphors, the biggest one being the title itself. The Glass Castle is an idea cooked up by her father, a luxurious structure in the desert that runs on solar panels. He carries around blueprints for it, and while living in Welch, Jeannette and her brother actually dig a large hole for the foundation. However, Jeannette is struck with the reality that the Glass Castle will never come to be when her father tells her to throw their accumulating garbage into the hole meant intended

  • The Glass Castle Some Characters Seek Freedom From Society 's Rules

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    In The Glass Castle some characters seek freedom from society’s rules while others seek the comforts and security that come from a “normal” life. What is more important to children? Freedom or security? I am convinced that what matters most to children is security. They may seek freedom but to them freedom means running around. However, running around leads to chaos. Then chaos can lead to danger and when children feel endangered or they’ve fallen and got hurt they seek safety. Even if they live

  • Film Analysis Of The Glass Castle

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    struggles of her family life. Her father was an alcoholic who could not keep a job, and her mother was an artist who focused on her painting. With no income, they moved countless times during her childhood to avoid bill collectors. Their last move was to Welch, West Virginia; her father's hometown. She shared how she lived in unstable and harsh conditions. They led her and her siblings to plan a move as young adults to New York. It made the family bonds stronger. Ironically, the parents followed the children

  • Analysis Of The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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    As frigid snow frosts the sun-licked ice, a glacial wind howls against the trees. As a child, one would sip hot chocolate and watch a movie with their family. However, Jeannette Walls would be sitting on a dirty floor, cold with no food. In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, it is revealed that as Jeannette grew up, she endured hardships inflicted upon her by her own parents. However, if Jeannette had not gone through these things, she never would have gained the characteristics that she values

  • Jeannee Castle's The Glass Castle : A Memoir

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    Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls is the author of The Glass Castle: A Memoir. She wrote this novel based off her life and growing up in her unconventional family. As a young girl, her and her siblings, struggled to survive with her alcoholic father and bipolar mother, but her father also had a dream. A dream that they’ll live in a solar powered house made out of glass. That is why it is called the Glass Castle. Jeannette lived an adventurous life and she wrote The Glass Castle: A Memoir to share

  • Physical Conflicts In Jeannette's The Glass Castle

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    Jeannette retold this true story from her point of view. The characters struggles did not end in one place. The Walls were constantly on the move because their living situations were always temporary. They switched from their car to a family house in Welch. Once the kids became older, some of them decided to move to New York City to skyrocket their careers. Weaved into all of this chaos, were a few underlying themes. The reader was taken on the children's journey and witnessed them blossom. They

  • The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls: An Analysis

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    goes back to the bottle (Walls 116-122). He tries his hardest so readers can see that he wants to be a better father. Still he finds a way to satisfy his own wants before his family needs. Another example of Rex letting down his children happens in Welch. The children are making the best out of their dreary, rundown home on Little Hobart Street by starting on the Glass Castle’s foundation and Rex allows “...as Brain and I watched, the hole for the Glass Castle’s foundation slowly filled up with garbage

  • The Concept Of Loyalty In Percy Jackson And The Olympians

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    The concept of loyalty has been prevalent throughout history and literature. One example is the book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This series surrounds a teenage boy, Percy Jackson, who is a demigod living in New York City. It blends ancient Greek mythology-- evil monsters and jealous gods-- with current predicaments. One of the themes touched on in Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the concept of a “fatal flaw,” or a trait that a hero possesses that will eventually bring about their