The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls Summary

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The Glass Castle Summary
The Glass Castle is an autobiographical story written by Jeannette Walls about her crazy, dysfunctional family. It is 288 pages long and was published by Simon and Schuster published in March 2005.
Most of the characters fall into multiple categories of character types. Rex Walls, for example, is a protagonist when he gets money for his daughter to stay in college, but is an antagonist when he steals their New York money. Rose Marry Walls is the same, working a job to get the family money, but doesn’t sell the million dollar land she owns to get the family’s life back on track. Almost every single character is a dynamic character, besides Uncle Stanley (big, strong uncle) or Robbie (bar player) for example. There are a few character foils including Rose Mary Walls & Jeannette Walls. The Mother was lazy and refused to go to work, while Jeannette was going to work to support the family and get herself away from her family. The story takes places in a numerous amount of places, including
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There are some points in life where you lose faith in people, especially Jeannette Walls’ parents. Her parents left the family to starve, stole the money they were saving, and the dad was an alcoholic. After all of that happens, you start to lose faith in the people who you love and start to not trust them. The parents always did always save the day when they needed to, like when the father got $950 for Jeannette to stay in college because she couldn’t afford it. Rex said to Jeannette,” ...There are times when I think you're the only one around who still has faith in me...I don't know what I'd do if you ever lost it.(Walls 79)” Jeannette promised herself that she would never lose trust in him, so matter how bad the situation. Even when her father tried to teach Jeannette how to swim, the father had faith that she could swim, so he said,” If you don’t want to sink, you better learn how to swim. (Walls
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