Resilience In The Glass Castle

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Human Resilience

Human resilience is how humans can bend to pressure and not die easily. In other words, if humans go through hardship they will try to survive and not complain how they used to have a better life and just die. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.” (Elizabeth Edwards). Humans can bend and survive. Jennette showed this in her memoir, “The Glass Castle” by always believing in her family, herself, and the world to provide safety to her and her family.

Through hard times Jennette always believed in her family. When she was starving, she kept believing in her parents to provide for her. If she was sad, her father
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She also thought she would get by and survive. Jennette took on the world in Welch and believed she could have a job and take care of herself. “I had seen a help wanted sign the window of a jewelry store on McDowell Street called the Jewelry Box...Then I walked around the mountain to apply for the job.(Walls 214)”Even without a college education she thought she could get a high paying job in New York. “...There are better jobs out there than the one you've got now. You might get one of them one of these days. But not without a college degree.(Walls 250)”

The world always seems to provide. Jennette stayed resilient and kept alive because of the world. She got food from farms, jobs by luck, and her family got to where they wanted to be. “Reporters were always quitting in disgust. In the spring, when Mr. Armstrong was interviewing a journalism school graduate for a job opening, a mouse ran over her foot, and she screamed. After she left, Mr. Armstrong looked at me.(Walls 248)”Jennette became a reporter, Brian got to be a police man, and her mother got to be a painter and a house. Even Maureen is coming