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Free Study Guide for The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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FORESHADOWING

There are several literary devices that pop up at various times in the story. One of the most prevalent ones is foreshadowing which frequently presents clues of something that will happen later in the novel. Some examples of foreshadowing include:

1. Jeannette sits down in her favorite room and looks around at the possessions that make the room such a comfort to her - a comfort except when she thinks about her mom and dad huddled on a sidewalk grate somewhere. This foreshadows the story of her life with neglectful parents.

2. When Rex Walls gambles, he prefers poker and pool. This foreshadows how he won the $80 at pool while Jeannette was being molested by the guy he beats and how he had enough money to buy the gold Cadillac.

3. There is a can of corn, which mysteriously disappears, when Rex brings home groceries one time. The.......


........... 13. Dad and Jeannette sit at the bar, and Dad orders two beers even though Jeannette has asked for a Sprite. This foreshadows that he is giving a signal to some guy there that Jeannette is old enough and available.

 

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.

 

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