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Mills English 10 4th marking period The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Study Guide and Socratic Seminar Questions Characters in the memoir: Jeanette Lori Brian Rex Juju Mom Grandma Smith Lily Ruth Maureen I: A Woman on the Street (pages 3-5) Literary Term: Memoir Vocabulary and Terms: Term Part of Pronunciation Speech Parched Ruddy Rattled Fretted Perfume atomizer Retrospective Electrolysis Invariably



Warm-up reflection: “You’re the one who needs help. Your values are all confused” (5). Who said this to whom? What do you think this person meant? Do you think this person is correct? How do you know (what is the evidence)?

“but if I’m not. “Doing the skedaddle” (17) .II: The Desert (pages 9-125) Literary Term: Exposition: Symbolism: Tentatively Vulgar Rousing renditions Gestapo Posse Nomads Desolate Shiftless Crones Prospectors Severity Arroyos Saguaros Sluice gate AWOL USO Addled Flophouse Swaybacked blasphemy Diminutive (47) Puny (51) Improvised (51) Barite (54) Mediocre (54) Commissary (56) Warm-up reflection: 1. 2. “I know. that’s okay too” (10). One of them [nurses] squeezed my hand and told me I was going to be okay.” I said.

the narrator describes her mother’s reaction to finding a Joshua tree in the desert.3. 6. and that was why she ignored us kids when we cried (28). On page 35. we’d gorge ourselves” (22). Mom always said people worried too much about their children. she said. 4. The narrator thought it was “scraggly and freakish. Why did Jeanette Walls title this book The Glass Castle (25)? 5. “We were sort of like the cactus. Her mom “thought it was one of the most beautiful trees she had ever seen. It immunized your body and your soul.” How might this Joshua tree become a symbol or symbolic for the narrator? Hint: “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty” (38). III: Welch (pages 129-241) IV: New York City (pages 245-288) .” and she wanted to paint it. We ate irregularly. and when we did. Suffering when you’re young is good for you. 7.

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