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The Glass Castle Timeline

by Marcy Fries and Austin Stachnik

Marcy Fries

on 6 June 2013

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls' major life events Age 3 When Jeannette was young, her mother believed she was old enough to cook by herself, but one day she got burned, literally. "I stood up and started stirring the hot dogs again, I felt a blaze on my right side. I turned to see where it was coming from and realized my dress was on fire" (Walls 9). Age 4 When the kids were sleeping, in the middle of the night, Rex wakes up the kids up. He would say, "Time to pull up stakes and leave this shit-hole behind" (Walls 17). Age 4 When they were moving, Jeannette fell out of the car and they almost leave her behind. "I waited for what seemed like a long time before I decided it was possible Mom and Dad left me behind" (Walls 30). Age 4 Rex kept telling the kids they were going to build the "Glass Castle" for all of them to live in. "All of Dad's engineering skills and mathematical genius were coming together, in one special project: a great big house he was going to build in the desert" (Walls 25). Age 5 When Jeannette was 5 going on 6, Maureen, her little sister, was born. "Mom said I was mature enough to hold her the entire way home" (Walls 46). Age 5 The Walls move to Battle Mountain. "We moved into a wooden building on the edge of town that had once been a railroad depot" (Walls 51). 1 2 3 4 5 6 Age 7 The family decides to leave Battle Mountain and go to Welch, Rex's home town. 7 Age 8 When the walls got a home of their own, the winter season was tough. "It got so cold in the house that icicles hung from the kitchen ceiling, the water in the sink turned into a solid block of ice, and dirty dishes were stuck there as if they'd been cemented in place" (Walls 176). 8 Age 13 9 When Jeannette is fed up with her mother's attitude, she calls her on it. "If you want to be treated like a mother, you should act like one" (Walls 219). Age 17 Jeannette decides she wants and needs to go to New York and live with Lori, and her parents are not happy about it. 10 "When I told them about my plan, Dad stubbed out his cigarette, stood up and climbed out the back window without saying a word. Mom nodded and looked down" (Walls 273). by
Marcy Fries
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