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THE GLASS CASTLE SUMMARY - STUDY GUIDE
The following quotations are important at various points of the story
(Scribner, New York, 2005):
1. “I was sitting in a taxi wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a Dumpster.”
(page 3; This is the striking opening line that immediately differentiates
between the author’s world and that of her parents.)
2. “In my mind, Dad was perfect, although he did have what Mom called a bit of a drinking situation.”
(pg. 23; Here Jeannette begins her description of the relationship with her father.) .........
......... 23. After Maureen’s arraignment, the entire family becomes enraged with each other, “giving vent to all the years of hurt and anger, unloading his or hurt accumulated grievances and blaming the others for allowing the most fragile one of us to break into pieces.”
(pg. 276; This occurs after Maureen’s trial.)
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