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Free Study Guide for The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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LITERARY ANALYSIS FOR THE GLASS CASTLE BY JEANETTE WALLS

PART THREE - WELCH


SECTION EIGHT (Pages 159-163)

Summary

This section examines some of the families who live on Little Hobart Street with the Walls family. First, there are many children there, and Maureen finally has a lot of friends. One of the older girls, Cindy Thompson, makes a special effort to befriend Jeannette, but her efforts are only expended so as to pull Jeannette into the KKK.

Most of the people on the street grudgingly accept some form of public aid, but the Walls family refuses to take any kind of charity. In fact, when things are at their worst, Mom always reminds the kids of how others on Little Hobart Street have it even tougher than they do. First, there is the Grady family which consists of twelve children and no father. Their mother spends her time in bed suffering from migraines, and the boys run wild. The oldest brother has actually shot his pump-action shotgun at Brian and Jeannette. Then, there are the Hall children. All six of them are mentally retarded, and one of them, 42 year old Kenny, has a powerful crush on Jeannette. The kids in the neighborhood get him to........

Notes

The people who live on Jeannette’s streets are all families who seem to be completely at the lower........


SECTION NINE (Pages 164-167)

Summary

This section is all about fighting and how it’s an integral part of life in Welch - perhaps because there is so little to do there or because life there is hard or because of the violent unionizing activities or finally because they work such a difficult job in the mines and come home angry. Whatever the reason, everyone in........

Notes

This section about fighting is metaphorical to the Walls family - they stick together, they have pride.........

 

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