Sunday, October 14, 2007

Week 4: Post 1

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

In "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls the tone of the story is solemn and meaninful with lots of morals. "When Dad went crazy, we all had our own ways of shutting down and closing off, and that was what we did that night." (115). This quote made an impact on me. It makes me very grateful for having a sober dad. Especially since this passage occured on Christmas, it makes me sad to think that on such a happy holiday Jeannette had to celebrate with a drunk dad that did horrible things like light their Christmas tree they spent a fortune on. This quote makes an impact on the story because it is only one of the many rules that Jeannette had to follow as a kid in order to live with a alcoholic father. She says that everyone has their way of shutting off. This means that everyone in their family adjusted differently when their dad, Rex, was under the influence. It's sad to believe that Jeannette in esscence had two dads, a sober and a drunk. She had to learn the personalities of both and how to get along with both which wasn't easy.

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