Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 22

By Jeannette Walls

Part III, Chapter 22

  • Mom returns home from renewing her teaching certificate. Yay.
  • Then Mom immediately quits her job. Boo.
  • After an argument, Jeannette tells Mom, "If you want to be treated like a mother […] you should act like one" (3.22.15).
  • Mom says she'll tell Dad how Jeannette spoke to her.
  • Jeannette isn't worried, but when Dad comes home, he whips her with a belt.
  • Jeannette decides that night to start saving up money so she and Lori can move away from Welch. She buys a piggy bank to put her savings in.