Study Guide

The Glass Castle Part IV, Chapter 3

By Jeannette Walls

Part IV, Chapter 3

  • Mom says that "being homeless is an adventure" (4.3.6), so don't feel bad for her.
  • Jeannette often gets into arguments with classmates and teachers about homeless people. "I think that maybe sometimes people get the lives they want" (4.3.19), she says, starting one argument in a class.
  • Yet Jeannette never admits that her own parents are homeless.