The Glass Castle
eannette Walls-The protagonist/author who we see from her earliest memory at age 3 to adulthood. Jeanette is very intelligent and driven to overcome the poverty she endures as a child.
Rex Walls (Father)- Jeanette’s father. A highly intelligent and skilled man whose positive attributes are thwarted by extreme alochoholism which compells him to do things such as steal from his children and use Jeanette as a sexual decoy in a bar-room con.
Rose Mary Walls ( often referred to in the summary as mother, or Mary)- Jeanette’s mother, whose dream is to be a succesful artist. She occasionally takes jobs as a school teacher when things are particularly bad. She is an extremely loyal person. She is tolerant of Rex despite his destructive, drunken