This quote reflects Rose Marys teaching style depicting her incredible

This quote reflects rose marys teaching style

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did not define Erma and were only there because of how she was raised. This quote reflects Rose Mary’s teaching style, depicting her incredible thoughtfulness and the complexity of her thoughts, despite being seen as an aspiring simple artist for a ma- jority of the book. Section 4 (Pages 245 - 281) January 1 - 1 Original Summary: In this chapter of the story, all of the Walls children begin to mature and grow up. Lori is working as a bartender at a German restaurant, Brian is taken out of Welch by his sisters to join the police force, Maureen is attending a city college, and Jean- nette studies at Barnard and lands successful jobs as a journalist. However, her par- ents soon arrive in New York City again, declaring that they once again want to be a family and move in with Lori. However, they are kicked out and go through several apartments and other living arrangements until they finally announce that they are homeless. It is revealed that throughout their entire childhood, Jeannette’s mother could have just sold the land she had inherited in Texas worth 1 million dollars. Af- terwards, Maureen has a breakdown after she stabs her mother and moves to Cali- fornia, and Rex passes away from a heart attack. Quote: “So we could be a family again.” (Walls 253) Analysis: This quote depicts the dependence of Rex and Rose Mary on their children. This is present throughout the entire book, such as when Rex steals the money from Lori in order to buy a new car or when he uses Jeannette as a distraction to win a poker
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game. This is a perfect example of how backwards their family is; instead of the children being dependent on the parents, the parents are dependent on the chil- dren. This also gives readers insight on the relationship between Rex and Rose Mary, who are clearly not able to coexist without the presence of their children. Section 5: (Pages 285 - 288) January 3 - 3 Original Summary: Five Years after the death of Rex, the old Walls family, with a couple new additions, decides to get together for a Thanksgiving celebration, which will be the first time they have gotten together since Rex’s funeral. Jeannette and her husband, John, have bought a new house in the country, and are hosting the Thanksgiving Celebra- tion. Brian is revealed to be a successful detective with a daughter named Veronica, and Jeannette has a new step daughter named Jessica. The only missing person is Maureen, who has been living in California ever since she stabbed her mother and has had no contact with the family since. At the end of the story, they have a toast to Rex.
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