The Glass Castle


Jeannette Walls

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Glass Castle

As the title of the memoir, this symbol could easily sum up most of the tensions in and interests of the book. The Glass Castle symbolizes the illusions that Jeannette must release in order to… read analysis of Glass Castle


Fire is present in The Glass Castle from one of the very first scenes, when Jeannette accidentally lights herself on fire while making hot dogs as a three-year-old. Fire is both a source of heat… read analysis of Fire

The Joshua Tree

Mom is enthralled by the Joshua tree she sees in the desert, which has grown in the direction of the wind rather than standing up straight. The Joshua tree symbolizes the strength and beauty that… read analysis of The Joshua Tree