The Glass Castle

Explain the movement of the Walls family from the opening of Part II to the end. What conflicts have been revealed? How has the family changed? How have individual family members changed?

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This question is very involved for a short-answer forum. In Part II, we see the family moving in reaction to a lack of money, and even due to the criminal activities of their parents. The children have no sense of constancy, Rex can't hold a job, Jeanette's mother doesn't deal with anything. Rex gambles, drinks, and leaves his children without a roof over their heads.

During these years the Walls family lives temporarily in Arizona, Nevada, and California where Mr. Walls takes manual labor jobs until he is fired or the bill collectors come after them. When this happens the family moves again.