The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
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  • The Glass Castle Storyboard Quinlan Meeks 1st Period
  • Jeanette is the narrator and main character of the Glass Castle, but her family plays a major role in her life story.
  • Characters 
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  • Lori
  • Climax
  • Jeanette 
  • Brian
  • Rex (Dad)
  • Maureen
  • Rose Mary (Mom)
  • Throughout the novel, the family moves homes very frequently due to their financial instability. All of their homes though, shared the characteristics of being very run down and having structural problems. 
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • The main conflict is Jeanette loves her family, but her mom is more focused on her art than her children and her dad has a major drinking problem; both of which cause many difficulties within her family and is one of the main factors of why her family had to move so often. 
  • BAR
  • Main Conflict
  • The climax is when Jeanette finally reaches her breaking point and leaves her family to go join and live with Lori in New York. She finally loses faith that her father will change and everything will be normal at home.
  • The main theme of the story was family. Jeanette tried to stay with her family as long as she could, and for awhile her and her siblings tried to think of ways to persevere and make an income without their parents contributing, so they could have food.  When she was younger she generally believed that her father had the best intentions, but as she got older she realized that that wasn't always the case. Even once she moved to New York she still stayed in touch with her family.
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