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the glass castle

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Poverty is a extremely serious world issue that a variety of people are experiencing. In
The Glass Castle
all of the events in the book surround, is caused by or results in poverty; which is why I chose it as my world issue.
Rex Walls vs. alcohol
Jeanette Walls
Things usually work out in the end."
"What if they don't?"
"That just means you haven't come to the end yet.
Poverty
Character Development
Conflict
KIDS SEE LESS CONFLICT AT HOME WHEN DADS QUIT DRINKING
NEW YORK - Fri Apr 11, 2014

Men who get treatment for alcoholism don't just improve their own health and well being, they also transform their children's home life for the better, according to a recent study.
Researchers found that families in which the father struggled with alcoholism experienced more conflict than families with a non-alcoholic father. But after alcoholic men sought treatment for their addiction, conflict levels in their homes fell close to those of the comparison families.

By Jeannette Walls
POVERTY
Summary
The Glass Castle
in a memoir based on the author Jeannette Walls life, journeying from when she was three into adulthood. Jeannette is the second oldest out of Rex and Rose Mary Walls four kids. The novel takes place from 1956 to 2005 when the memoir was published. The novel recaps the event in Jeannette's hectic poverty stricken life. It goes over her fathers alcohol addiction and the drastic consequences it has on their family. It talks about their adventurous lifestyle and how they were constantly moving around in search of gold. The book also goes over the starvation, as well as the physical and emotional abuse Jeannette and her siblings faced. It demonstrates the neglect they endured growing up and how it divided and ultimately affected their lives. Jeannette and her older sister, Lori, move to New York when Jeannette was 17, as an attempt to get away from their old lives and parents. The rest of their family followed them to New York, where their parent became homeless while the rest of them start new lives there. The family becomes even more divided, until Rex dies of a heart attack. The book ends a few years later with the whole family together at thanksgiving reminiscing about Rex.
Forgiveness
Theme

LIFESTYLES
How to embrace forgiveness
April 05, 2014|Jen Weigel | Lessons for life


The Glass Castle
Jesseca Duncan
Plot

This news blog reflects the conflict Jeannette's father, Rex, faces with alcohol. Rex is an alcoholic who endures varies battles attempting to overcome his addiction, without success. Rex becomes violent and terrifying whenever he drinks, threatening, endangering, and often causes harm to his family. The Walls rarely have enough money and whenever they manage to come by some, Rex wastes it on alcohol. Preventing them from overcoming their ongoing struggle with poverty.
Child Neglect
Jeannette Walls never gave up hope.
Neighbours react after boy allegedly locked in his room for nearly 2 years
Jeannette Walls
This news article reflects the main theme in
The Glass Castle
; forgiveness. The theme is forgiveness because in the book there is a time where each character had to come to grips and concur the difficult task of forgiving one another. Jeannette and her siblings must find a way to forgive their parents for the neglect and hazardous situations they constantly put them through. They soon realize that they not only needed to forgive their parents for their sake, but that they need to forgive their parents in order to be able to let go of their bitterness for how they were raised and move on to find peace.
The ability to forgive others can be challenging. But whether you've been betrayed, feel abandoned, or experienced a loss of a loved one, experts say embracing forgiveness is essential for moving forward and healing your emotional wounds.
The main character development was performed by the main character/narrator of the book, Jeannette Walls. As discussed in the news clip Jeannette and her family grew up in some not so nice conditions and had to struggle to get by. Even through her life in poverty, Jeannette never gave up hope of a brighter tomorrow. She developed by persevering and emerging from her life of poverty, to become a successful publisher and author. Jeannette's struggles and sacrifices she faced due to poverty transformed her into the woman she is today.
World Issue
Work cited
Bond, Allison. "Kids see less conflict at home when dads quit drinking." Reuters. Thomson Reuters. 11 April 2014. Web. 29 May 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/11/us-kids-conflict-home-idUSBREA3A16620140411.
Weigel, Jen. "How to embrace forgiveness." Chicago Tribune. 05 April 2014. Web. 29 May 2014. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-05/features/ct-tribu-weigel-forgiveness-20120405_1_forgiveness-wrong-place-wrong-time.
"Neighbours react after boy allegedly locked in his room for nearly 2 years." Youtube. 25 May 2014. Web. 29 May 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWubOd_v6Q.
"Jeanette Walls:Hope." Youtube. 24 March 2013. Web. 29 May 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uxshQmRAB.
Andeson, W. "Poverty."
Compassions. Compassion International. 30 January 2014. Web. 29 May 2014. http://www.compassion.com/poverty/poverty.htm
This news clip about the boys neglect can be compared to the neglect Jeannette, her brother and sisters endured from their parents. They often lived in unhygienic places and even had a hole filled with their own garbage in their backyard. Their parents never paid much attention or cared about what they did. There was even a time that they were locked in the basement by their grandmother without any food or bathroom facilities, as a result of a dispute. Jeannette's parents didn't care about the way they were being treated by their grandmother, and blamed them for aggravating her. They lived in run down places filled with garbage, even going to the bathroom in a bucket in the kitchen. Neglect from their parents to provide for them, pushed them to go as far as eating from garbage cans and dumpsters so they wouldn't starve to death. Due to their life in poverty Jeannette and her siblings experienced multiple forms of neglect.
Different book covers
Facts about poverty and kids
Worldwide 600 million children are living in extreme poverty.
Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.
1.6 billion people — a quarter of humanity — live without electricity.
6.9 million children under five years of age died in 2011, nearly 800 every hour.
The highest rates of child mortality are still in sub-Saharan Africa – where 1 in 9 children dies before age 5.
The number of under-five deaths worldwide has declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011. Nearly 19,000 children under five died every day in 2011.
Globally, the four major killers of children under age 5 are pneumonia (18 percent), diarrheal diseases (15 percent), preterm birth complications (12 percent) and birth asphyxia (9 percent).
58 percent of deaths in children under age five are caused by infectious diseases.

a Glass Castle
Homeless couple represents Jeannette's parents-Rex and Rose Mary Walls
Walls family car
the
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