The Glass Castle Questions and Answers
How does Rex “lose” Jeannette, as she puts it? In other words, what is the breaking point between them that makes Jeannette start planning to leave Welch?
What figurative language is in "Mom had grown up in the desert. She loved the dry, crackling heat" from page 21 of The Glass Castle? How do you know? What does this language tell you about the desert and Jeannette's mother?
How is Rose Mary’s immaturity used to show how parenting impacts a child’s development in The Glass Castle?
In what ways does The Glass Castle support and/or challenge American stereotypes of persons living in poverty or not?
In The Glass Castle, how does the protagonist's life in Welch compare to Battle Mountain and Phoenix?
Are Jeannette's justifications for her father's behavior and her mother's neglect valid or has she been taught to believe in a false reality?
How does Rex's parenting in The Glass Castle lead to the children becoming independent? What does Rex do, or not do, that leads to the children to become independent?
Choose one static character to discuss in The Glass Castle. How or why does he/she not make a change? How did that character's role affect the plot and/or other characters?
The Glass Castle is Jeannette's memoir. How would the story be different if told by one of her siblings? What would their side of the story be like?
In her memoir The Glass Castle, besides the obvious financial barriers, what other types of obstacles did Jeannette Walls need to overcome in order to achieve her goal of getting into college?
Do Jeanette Walls circumstances cause her to change throughout her story? How does she change in The Glass Castle?
Regarding the fact that the Walls' children grew up to be quite successful and well-adjusted adults, how did their upbringing have an influence? Do Rex and Rose Mary deserve any of the credit?
How could Jeanette's mother's knowledge of and attitude toward the natural world be characterized in The Glass Castle?
In The Glass Castle, in what way does Jeannette's life in Welch shape her late childhood and early adolescence?
What is the impact of parenting on the characters in the Glass Castle? How does this them affect the characters in the Glass Castle?
Aside from both being unfit and lacking any remorse for their actions, can you please compare and contrast Rex and Rose Mary as parents?
Obviously, Rex bullies Rose Mary, but is there some deeper reason that she is unable to say "no" to him even after she gets a job at Lori's school?
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