Study Guide

The Glass Castle Characters

By Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls

If you need a hot dog, ask Jeannette Walls. She's been cooking them since she was three-year-old,...

Rex Walls (Dad)

Rex Walls resembles a terrible sitcom dad, like Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin, except he's not a...

Rose Mary Walls (Mom)

Mom treads the fine line between optimism and delusion. This could be a positive thing, we...

Lori Walls

Lori is the oldest Walls child. She's naturally smart, and she develops "a bit of a sarcastic...

Brian Walls

Jeannette is totes proud of her younger brother. She only shares the good things he does, and she...

Maureen Walls

Maureen is the youngest of the family. We know little about her, because it seems that Jeannette...

Erma

If you think Jeannette's parents are the worst, you clearly didn't read Part III, which deals...

Grandpa and Uncle Stanley

Some people, like Erma, are terrible people because they do terrible things. Mom even makes a...

Dinitia

While living with her racist grandmother, Jeannette makes friends with a black girl at her...

Minor Characters

Jeannette always wanted to know what a prostitute does. Her liberal parents are oddly prudish...