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The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

Character List and Analysis Minor Characters

Lori Walls

Jeannette's older sister who is extremely intelligent and loves reading fantasy novels as a form of escape. She often sympathizes with Mom while blaming Dad for the family's problems.

Brian Walls

Jeannette's younger brother who is very protective of his sisters, independent, quiet, and thoughtful.

Maureen Walls

Jeannette's youngest sister, Maureen is beautiful yet never learns how to care for herself, often relying on her friends' parents for food, shelter, and support.

Erma Walls

Dad's mom, Erma is a racist, ignorant, spiteful woman who sexually abuses Brian and may have molested her own son as well.