Study Guide

The Glass Castle Allusions

By Jeannette Walls

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Lyndon B. Johnson (2.10.13)
  • Vincent Van Gogh (2.17.41)
  • Battle of the Alamo (3.1.7)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (3.4.10)
  • Abraham Lincoln (3.4.10)
  • J. Edgar Hoover (3.4.32)
  • Adolph Hitler (3.4.36)
  • Jackson Pollock (3.17.2)
  • Watergate hearings (3.21.8)

Pop Culture References

  • Red Buttons (2.1.18)
  • Lucille Ball (2.1.18)
  • Tinkerbell (2.2.6)
  • Barbara Mandrell (3.17.2)
  • Stanley Kubrick (3.23.3)
  • Woody Allen (3.23.3)
  • Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York" (3.27.6)