Security Or Freedom And Independence Essay

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Essay

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Children these days have a variety of needs, often being surrounded by the ideas of freedom and security. While some people seek complete freedom from society’s rules, others seek the comforts of security that a normal life provides. Children’s preferences on freedom and security are reflected from their Mom and Dad’s parenting style. In The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, the characters Brian, Lori, and Jeannette show that while growing they would rather have security over freedom because they repeatedly find themselves in a state of danger due to their parent’s lack of security. For example, if Jeannette’s parents were accountable while Jeanette was in proximity to fire she would not have been traumatized and severely burnt. Another…show more content…

Children these days have a variety of needs, often being surrounded by the ideas of freedom and security. While some people seek complete freedom from society’s rules, others seek the comforts of security that a normal life provides. Children’s preferences on freedom and security are reflected from their Mom and Dad’s parenting style. In The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, the characters Brian, Lori, and Jeannette show that while growing they would rather have security over freedom because they repeatedly find themselves in a state of danger due to their parent’s lack of security. For example, if Jeannette’s parents were accountable while Jeanette was in proximity to fire she would not have been traumatized and severely burnt. Another reason the children want security is Rex is an excessive alcoholic who is very dangerous to be around while he is under the influence of hard liquor, they would rather a father that responsibly handled alcohol. Rex’s surplus of expenses on booze led the family into poverty because instead of using the family’s rare profit to pay off bills Rex uses it to buy alcohol and items that were not a necessity to their survival. Therefore, their parents struggled to give even the simplest things for them such as food and clothes.

The children of the Wall’s family met many dilemmas with fire that could have been easily prevented if they had the security of their parents. The author begins the story with a flashback to when Jeannette was a three year

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#1 (permalink) Fri May 26, 2006 18:08 pm   TOEFL essay sample: Which do you feel is more important... 

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Which do you feel is more important in your life: security or freedom and independence? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

Security, Freedom and Independence are both important aspects in our lives. In my opinion these three things are interrelated. However, on top of my personal needs, security posts the utmost significance in my life.

There are several reasons in which I contended that security comes in first as an important need in my life. As it defines, it is the condition wherein one is being protected from the danger and loss. This is one of the reasons I want security because I want that, in any circumstances, I would feel safe and secured anywhere I want to go. At a glance of one of the breaking news recently, I heard that a 5-year old boy had left unattended by a mother playing in the park. As soon as the mother checked for her son, the boy found hit by a side truck. The boy didn't get the chance to survive. If the mother could have just stay put and watch her son, this situation could be avoided as the kid would be able to get free to play safely even in the unexpected scenario.

The second reason is that people who have struggled from a communist government are the candidate to being having less freedom and security. One example for this is that whoever opposes the legislation implemented by the government are bound to prison. In this manner, there is no freedom. For this reason, the people could only resolved this problem by keeping their mouth shut and stay passive for their security. If only a country is governed by a democratic officials there will be freedom and independence of the oppressed and more people feel they are secured and safe.

Finally, I believe that if I am secured I will be free from getting what I need and want. That's the reason I always had to put my money in the bank because in the bank I know the money I am saving is safe. Moreover, the money will be spent wisely and I can control my spending. Nobody knows when I get sick, right? For this reason, I am insured of my medical expenses whenever it calls for this matter.

Security is the best thing I need in my life while freedom and independence can be achieved once security is established.

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#2 (permalink) Fri May 26, 2006 20:22 pm   Free TOEFL essay sample: Which do you feel is more important 

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Which do you feel is more important in your life: security or freedom and independence? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion.

Security, Freedom and Independence are both important aspects in our lives. In my opinion these three things are interrelated. However, on top of my personal needs, security posts/HOLDS the utmost significance in my life.

There are several reasons in which I contended/CLAIM/CONTEND that security comes in first as an important need in my life. As it defines/IS DEFINED, it is the condition wherein one is being protected from the (NO ARTICLE)danger and loss. This is one of the reasons I want security because I want that, in any circumstances, I would feel safe and secured/SECURE anywhere I want to go. At a glance of one of the breaking news ITEMS recently, I heard that a 5-year old boy had BEEN left unattended by a mother playing in the park. As soon as the mother checked/ON for her son, the boy WAS found hit by a side?? truck. The boy didn't HAVE/STAND A CHANCE OF SURVIVINGget the chance to survive. If the mother could have just stayED put and watchED her son, this situation could beHAVE BEEN avoided as the kid would be WOULD HAVE BEEN able to get free to play safely even in the unexpected scenario.

The second reason is that people who have struggled FREE OF from a communist government are the candidateS FOR (to being) having less freedom and security. One example for/OF this is that whoever opposes the legislation implemented by the government are/IS bound to GO TO prison. In this manner, there is no freedom. For this reason, the people could only resolved/RESOLVE this problem by keeping their mouth shut and stayING passive for their security. If only a country is governed by a NO ARTICLE democratic officials there will be freedom and independence of the oppressed and more people WILL feel they are secured and safe.

Finally, I believe that if I am secured/SAFE I will be free from getting TO GET what I need and want. That's the reason I always had/HAVE to put my money in the bank because in the bank I know the money I am saving is safe. Moreover, the money will be spent wisely and I can control my spending. Nobody knows when I WILLget sick, DO THEY? right? For this reason, I am insured of my medical expenses whenever it calls for this matter. I HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE TO PAY FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES WHEN NEEDED.

Security is the best thing I need in my life while freedom and independence can be achieved once security is established.


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