The Glass Castle Essay Assignment

The Glass Castle Essay Assignment
*There will be no rough draft. The draft you turn in will be graded .
“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe
at first glance.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“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 (UK)
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”
― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven
“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep
the roads clear.”
― Greg Kincaid
“There’s no such thing as ruining your
life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.”
― Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess
Using one or more of the quotations above and/or your own ideas, define
the meaning of human resilience. In other words, what does it mean to
be resilient? Is a person’s ability to be resilient drawn from external or
internal sources? Is it a combination of both?
The Glass Castle is said to be a “remarkable memoir of resilience and
redemption…” Use this memoir as evidence to support your definition.
You DO NOT have to use research, but if you do…IT MUST BE CITED! Use
MLA format for citations.