The Glass Castle

Jeannettes parents

What do Jeannettes's parents attitude and actions concerning her cat allow the reader to see about them? How is their attitude toward animals symbolic of their attitude toward their childern?

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The Walls’ cat who has a missing ear. He is grey and white. After losing Tinkerbell, Jeannette tries to play with Quixote but the cat scratches and growls at her. This prompts Mr. Walls to throw the cat out of the car, abandoning him in Arizona. This shows the parents to be irresponsible and impulsively negligent which extends to their children.