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In these sections, Walls contrasts two elements of her childhood — her family's trash  pile and her Battle of Little Hobart Street — to emphasize one of her main themes: that  hardship can both create and mend divisions within a family. First, the fact that Dad's  dream of the Glass Castle is now, literally, a garbage pile, foreshadows growing tension  between Jeannette and her father. While, throughout the memoir, Jeannette is shown to  be Dad's chief defender, she is upset by the fact that the foundation of the Glass Castle  is a garbage dump. Her decision to paint the house indicates that she is still unable to  blame the family's poverty on Dad, and instead, takes on some of the responsibility to  improve their standing in society by painting the house. Of course, the job goes  unfinished (and unsupported by the family) indicating how problematic individual 
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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