The Glass Castle

By: Jeanette  Walls

2 themes of the Glass Castle

             1. Disappointment-  because her dad always disappointed Jeanette and his entire family.

            2. Faith- because Jeanette always had faith in her father even when nobody else did and even when he let her down.


The Glass Castle is a memoir written by journalist, Jeannette Walls. Jeannette writes about her interesting childhood, sharing her favorite memories of her mom and dad. She tells how they refused to conform to society's ideas of responsibility, leaving their children to fend for themselves for even the most basic needs, such as food and shelter.

Characters -

Jeanette: Is a middle child in the Walls family, she wants every one to be happy and longs to be viewed  as " a regular person ", she is always finding a new way to make money, but her favorite job is her writting job on the Maroon Wave.

Mom: (Rose Mary Walls) She is a selfish mother to the family, who brings her own baggage with her and passes it on to her children. She also loves her family but only after her own needs are met.

Dad: (Rex Walls) He is Jeannette’s alcoholic father who manipulates and uses his wife and his children for his own needs and yet never stops loving them and hoping they love him back.


Tucson Arizona is the first place Jeanette lived. They lived in a trailer and that's were she got burnt from boiling hotdogs.

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