Cliff Notes™, Cliffs Notes™, Cliffnotes™, Cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company. TheBestNotes.com does not provide or claim to provide free Cliff Notes™ or free Sparknotes™. Free Cliffnotes™ and Free Spark Notes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company and Barnes & Noble, Inc., respectively. TheBestNotes.com has no relation.

TheBestNotes.com: Free Summary / Study Guide / Book Summaries / Literature Notes / Analysis / Synopsis
 
+Larger Font+
-Smaller Font-





Free Study Guide for The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

ONLINE SYNOPSIS FOR THE GLASS CASTLE BY JEANETTE WALLS

PART THREE - WELCH


SECTION TWENTY (Pages 206-213)

Summary

Jeannette feels deep guilt for what she believes is her failure of Maureen. She had promised to protect her when she carried the baby girl home after she was born. So, for her seventh birthday, the other kids save for a month in order to buy Maureen a toy set of kitchen appliances that are very realistic. Maureen is very curious about California, because even though she was born there, she has no memories of living there. Jeannette tells her that she obviously was born there, because she has golden blonde hair like the sunny skies of California and blue eyes like the ocean. Because she has no basis for comparison, Maureen likes living in Welch more than the other kids. She makes friends easily, and many of her friends are Pentecostals determined to........

Notes

This section is completely about Dad and how he has always manipulated and scammed everyone, including the........


SECTION TWENTY-ONE (Pages 214-217)

Summary

A few days after Dad has used Jeannette to scam guys at the pool table, he comes home and wants her to pull the same scam again. However, this time, Jeannette refuses, so Dad demands money from her, and once again, she gives in. She even falls for his cheap trick to hide Mom’s lease check. When she returns to the hiding place, of course, it is gone. All of this convinces Jeannette she needs her own job.

Jeannette goes into Becker’s Jewel Box after she sees a help wanted sign in the store’s window. She loves the interior with all its beautiful jewelry, fancy atmosphere, and air conditioning. Because she’s afraid that Mr. Becker won’t give her the job if he knows she’s only thirteen, she lies about her age, saying she’s.........

Notes

What’s interesting about this section is how Dad and Mr. Becker are so much alike. Neither of them .........

 

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 

Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next Page
Downloadable / Printable Version


The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Free BookNotes Summary


Privacy Policy
All Content Copyright©TheBestNotes. All Rights Reserved.
No further distribution without written consent.
3934 Users Online | This page has been viewed 4529 times
This page was last updated on 5/9/2017 8:50:24 AM

Cite this page:

Clapsaddle, Diane. "TheBestNotes on The Glass Castle". TheBestNotes.com. . 09 May 2017
             <>.