One day you have a home and the next you dont

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“One day you have a home and the next you don’t,” perfectly encapsulates the main char- acter’s situation. In the story, readers are given the image that Jackson has somewhat come to ac- cept his circumstances, and that he is intelligent but just unlucky to have had things turn out the way they did. This invokes sympathy in many readers and understanding to his distant personal- ity. Jackson feels as though he has lost his opportunity of success therefore the idea of saving his grandmother’s regalia is something he brings upon himself in order to feel accomplished in a sense.
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Although Jackson attempts to achieve this goal regardless the obstacles, only one con- tinuously reoccurs and ultimately stops him from many possibilities of success. The problem is, he’s an alcoholic. His first attempt of making money came through the selling of newspaper. He achieved a sense of self achievement and was one step closer to winning back his family honor but he then promptly goes to purchase some alcohol for himself and his friends. This idea of two steps backward reoccurs often throughout the story until his time limit is up. Though this alco- holism problem deters from his goal it is also another way in which Jackson distance’s himself from the world. He refers to these bottles as “bottles of inspiration” that will hopefully help him discover a method in which he can gain money for the regalia. The use of the term ‘inspiration’ is
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