The Question and Answer section for The Glass Castle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Although their relationship was dysfunctional and Rex might be the most irresponsible father...ever, Rex and Lori did love each other.
"But you always loved your old man, didn't you?"
"I did, Dad," I said. "And you always loved me."
The Glass Castle symbolizes transparency, emptiness, and impracticality. The glass castle, though it looks good from the outside is not what it seems..... this parallels Jeanette's family life.
Desert- lack of water.... lack of modern living. This...
What chapter or section of the novel are you referring to in this question?