Westover provides insights into several events which took place at her family’s home right after she had visited the home of Charles. She climbed to the top of the junkyard to find her mother making a Thanksgiving meal. Her brother Shawn was in a bad mood and was staying away from other people in the room which was typical of him (Westover 187). He happened to be irked by the close friendship that Westover had developed with Charles. Shawn suggested that Charles “standards aren’t that high.” This implied that Westover had stooped too low by having a close association with a person who was not so serious about religion. Westover, on the other hand, was quick to defend herself against both the verbal and physical attack from Shawn by warning him to leave her alone.