The Glass Castle

Discuss Rose Mary Walls. What did you think about her description of herself as an "excitement addict"?


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Jeannette's mother. Rose Mary enjoys art and dislikes rules. She frequently withdraws into her own world and is incredibly self-involved, sometimes to the point of placing her children in harm. She calls herself an "excitement addict" and is most pleased when life is an adventure. Like her husband, Rose's conflicts are internal. She can't reconcile family stability with her constant hunger for change and adventure. Both Rose and her husband end up squatting in an abandoned building.