The Glass Castle

The Life of Jeanette Walls

Theme

Self Sufficiency-All the children of the Walls family are forced to be self sufficient and support themselves by getting jobs to pay for food and other necessities because their parents don't have jobs very often

Forgiveness-Every character at one point in the novel is forced to forgive another character, Jeanette constantly forgives Dad for his fits of drunken rage

Plot

Characters

Jeanette-Main character of the novel                                                                                                                   -Motivated by

Dad-Father of Jeanette, Lori, and Brian                                                                                                     -Motivated by

Mom-Mother of Jeanette, Lori, and Brian                                                                                                   -Motivated by

Setting

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