The Glass Castle SparkNotes Literature Guide

The Glass Castle SparkNotes Literature Guide

by SparkNotes
The Glass Castle SparkNotes Literature Guide

The Glass Castle SparkNotes Literature Guide

by SparkNotes


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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school:
  • Complete Plot Summary and Analysis
  • Key Facts About the Work
  • Analysis of Major Characters
  • Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
  • Explanation of Important Quotations
  • Author’s Historical Context
  • Suggested Essay Topics
  • 25-Question Review Quiz

The Glass Castle features explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: strength from hardship; abuse; fire; compassion vs. boundaries; the glass castle; Joshua tree. It also includes detailed analysis of these important characters: Jeannette Walls; Dad (Rex Walls); Mom (Rose Mary Walls).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411480360
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 224,982
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Context 1

Plot Overview 4

Character List 7

Analysis of Major Characters 10

Jeannette Wales 10

Dad (Rex Walls) 11

Mom (Rose Mary Walls) 11

Themes, Motifs & Symbols 13

Strength From Hardship 13

Compassion Versus Boundaries 13

Abuse 14

Fire 14

Animals 15

Hypocrisy 15

The Glass Castle 16

Stars 16

The Joshua Tree 17

Summary & Analysis 18

Part I Woman On the Street & Part II: The Desert 18

Part II The Desert, Continued (Explanation of Glass Castle to San Francisco) 21

Part II The Desert, Continued (San Francisco To Blythe) 23

Part II The Desert, Continued (Battle Mountain) 26

Part II The Desert, Continued (Phoenix) 29

Part III Welch (Erma's House) 32

Part III Welch, Continued (Little Hobart Street) 35

Part III Welch, Continued (Winter, Spring, Summer) 38

Part III Welch, Continued (High School) 40

Part IV New York City (Arrival and Homelessness) 43

Part IV New York City, Continued (Homeless Winter) & Part V: Thanksgiving 45

Important Quotations Explained 49

Key Facts 52

Study Questions 54

How to Write Literary Analysis 56

The Literary Essay: A Step-By-Step Guide 56

Suggested Essay Topics 68

Glossary of Literary Terms 69

A Note on Plagiarism 71

Review & Resources 71

Quiz 71

Suggestions for Further Reading 76

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