The Question and Answer section for The Glass Castle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This question is very involved, but you will find the topic covered in detail in Gradesaver's Chapter Two summary and analysis. I have provided the direct link below.
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...