Analysis Of Miracle Man By Glenn Gannon

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Raw, powerful, real, healing, and love are just a few terms that may be used to describe Glenn Gannon’s memoir Miracle Man: From Homeless to Hollywood. The memoir explores universal themes such as relationships, family, religion, power (abuse of), addiction, community, isolation, and triumph in the face of adversity. The themes that struck me not only as a person but as a studier of psychology and criminal justice were: power and abuse of it, addiction, community, and isolation. This essay will serve as a personal response to Glenn Gannon’s memoir. Sir John Dalberg-Acton once stated “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The Catholic church for the longest time has ruled over Ireland. Irish Catholic citizens were handed over to the Catholic church in the 19th century when Ireland was still under British rule. However, in the 20th century when Ireland became a free state, the Catholic Church still maintained dominance over moral and welfare matters (Moran, 1). According to the Irish Times, the Catholic Church reigned over primary education in Ireland since the Famine days. Being from the states, we hear propaganda about the church and molestation/abuse of young children. Unlike the states where one can express sex and abuse, Ireland was silenced by matters of such. Reading the section of the book when Glenn get brutally assaulted and later raped was hard. I think what made it harder to reader was knowing even if he wanted to tell someone, the church

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