Free Study Guide for The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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SYMBOLISM / MOTIFS / METAPHORS / IMAGERY / SYMBOLS

Another element that is very dominant in this novel is that of a motif or a recurring thematic element used in the development of a literary or artistic work. There are three motifs in this novel.

The first is that of faith or as Dad always says, “Have I ever let you down?”

1. Whenever Dad feels that his children lose faith in him, he asks them, “Have I ever let you down?”

2. Right after he tells Jeannette that he is dying, he asks, “Have I ever let you down” and then grins, because he knows and she knows what the answer is.

The second motif is that of order and turbulence.

Some examples include:

1. After Jeannette and Brian have blown up.........

 

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