The Question and Answer section for The Glass Castle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The main character and author of the memoir, Jeannette is a hard-working and intelligent child. She is the favorite child of her father, Rex and she is able to believe in him for the longest out of all the children. Jeanette...
Mr. Walls is extremely intelligent man, decribed as a genius, which is defined as a person of "extraordinary intellect and creative power." Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have a lot of common sense or perception.
People outside the family see the parents as neglectful in their parental duties. The Walls do not supervise their children, insure their safety, or provide what we consider basic needs.