The Glass Castle Setting & Symbolism

Jeannette Walls
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The U-haul

When the Walls family left Blythe, they rented a U-haul truck. The children, including Maureen who was only a few months old, rode in the back of the truck.

Jewelry

Rose Mary kept at her mother's home a collection of jewelry that was worth a large amount of money. Despite living in poverty and later on the streets, Rose Mary refused to sell the jewelry.

Geode

Often the Walls family would move from one home to another so quickly that the Walls children would only be allowed to take one thing. Jeannette twice chose to take a geode, a rock she found while living in Battle Mountain.

Stars

For Christmas one year, Rex Walls could not give his children gifts; so he gave them each the star of their choice. Jeannette chose Venus.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is an energy efficient, solar powered glass...

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