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Non-conformity in The Glass Castle

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Shyanne Macneil

on 19 November 2015

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Transcript of Non-conformity in The Glass Castle

THESIS STATEMENT
The actions of Jeanette's parents, Rose Mary and Rex Walls, has reflected on them to be non-conformist people; resulting Jeanette to be the opposite.
QUOTE # 5
"Keep this up and people are going to think your a n***** lover."(Page 143)
Quote #4
Setting #1
In battle mountain Rex threw Jeanette into the hotpot.
Setting #2
South Arizona, Rex checks Jeanette out of the hospital Rex Walls style.
Plot event #1
Making hot dogs at age three.
Non-conformity in
The Glass Castle
Shyanne, Becca, John, Joe

"They'd been gone for a minute or two when I heard Brian weakly protesting. I went into Grandpas bedroom and saw Erma kneeling on the floor in front of Brian, grabbing at the crotch of his pants, squeezing and kneading while mumbling to herself and telling Brian to hold still, goddammit. Brian, his cheeks wet with tears, was holding his hands protectively between his legs."
Quote #2
“I never believed in Santa Claus. None of us kids did. Mom and Dad refused to let us. They couldn't afford expensive presents and they didn't want us to think we weren't as good as other kids"
Quote #1
The next time they visited, Brian's head was wrapped in a dirty white bandage with dried blood stained. Mom said he had fallen off the back of the couch and cracked his head open on the floor, but she and Dad had decided not to take him to the hospital.
Quote #3
He tried to kill me, mom sobbed. Your father wants to watch me die. i didn't push her, dad protested. i swear to god i didn't. (page 72)
Plot event # 2
Mom takes the children shoplifting.
Character #1
Parents not taking from charity when necessary
Character #2
Dad taught kids to shoot guns and throw knives.
Craft of writing #1
People in Welch talk in difficult to understand
Craft of writing #2
Conclusion
Non conformity plays a major role in Jeanettes novel "The Glass Castle". Walls does a powerful job telling her story and showing the theme of non conformity through plot events and character.
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