Adversity, unfavorable fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress. Adversity is something everyone encounters at some juncture in their life. Many people concede in the face of adversity, while many people persevere through the struggles they face daily. Jennette Walls wrote The Glass Castle, a memoir that unmasked the dark mysteries of The Walls Family’s onerous life. She continuously proves that no one’s background they can make it through the adversity in their lives
begin, through the description and symbolization of the Joshua tree, Walls depicts her message. Walls’ description of the tree was that it was, “scraggly and freakish, permanently stuck in its twisted, tortured position” (35). Through this quote the reader has an understanding of how because of the natural elements, such as wind and rain, the tree becomes a deformed more flawed version of itself. Her mother, however, believes that, “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty” (38). This
2. The theme of The Joshua Tree is based on the spiritual uncertainty of Bono’s experiences in life. In the song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, Bono is in a moment of spiritual doubt. He writes “You broke the bonds and you loosed the chains, carried the cross… I still haven’t found what I’m looking for (U2 25-27;31).” Which means he believes but not enough to have faith. Furthermore, in the next song, “Where The Streets Have No Name” is built on what Bono thinks is Heaven.
that allude to her personal life. One example of an event that connects to Jeannette’s life is that of the Joshua tree, said in the beginning of chapter nine during part two . The Joshua tree that the Walls encountered was ugly and “looked scraggly and freakish” (21), which mirrors the negative toils and struggles that occur behind the scenes of the Walls family. However, the Joshua tree still grew through
Last summer I went to Joshua Tree with my family and another family with their daughter Faith. Joshua Tree is a vast desert with many huge rocks that we loved to climb. We had wanted to climb as high as we could, and we did. We went extremely high and it was beautiful. But although it was beautiful where we were, we wanted to climb higher, so we did. We climbed even higher, so high that… we got stuck. Faith started freaking out and I wasn’t sure what to do. I kept telling her we were fine and nothing
When I read the Joshua Tree Epiphany it also clicked for me as well. It is very true that when you are able to identify something by name you are also better able to identify it at a quick glance. Before these readings, I was aware of the importance of planning out your designs layout. However, the idea seemed overwhelming; I did not know where to begin, but by knowing the elements I need to look out for, like alignment and proximity, it no longer seems as daunting. Although new designers may have
Joshua Tree National Park proves the desert stereotype of being empty and lifeless entirely wrong. It is the complete opposite, as a matter of fact, it provides various species of animals, unique rock formations, plenty of hiking trails, the beautiful Joshua Tree itself, etc. It also provides solitude, silence, and captivating skies. This distinct desert land located in Southern California with an area of 1,234 mi², was officially named a national monument by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in
Californian desert the Walls family comes across a Joshua tree. The tree grew despite the whipping wind and scorching heat of the desert. Walls mother, Rose Mary thought the tree was beautiful because of the struggle to grow. "It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it it’s beauty" (Walls 38). The Joshua tree symbolizes the struggle to grow in the midst of chaos. Walls struggles helped her to become self-reliant, strong, resilient, and unique. Walls and the tree are great examples of the unique beauty
was wondering if that color was caused by clay in the stream or mixed with metal. I also saw some trees that had obviously been in a fire, but now have some green at the top of the tree. I believe that the parts that were green are part of the tree that is still alive and healthy compared to the dead part of the tree. The nature walk made me interested in nature and made me want to learn more.
and fifty stars were assembled to symbolize a land of the free. Symbols tend to have immenseful impacts on the lives of those they relate to. As for Jeannette Walls and her family, prominent motifs, namely the Glass Castle, New York City and a Joshua tree implicate strong faith in her father, rising up from vast dysfunction and a rebirth for not only herself, but her siblings as well. In her highly acclaimed memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls utilizes striking symbols to hook her readers as