The Glass Castle Summary

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As well as a similar topic of poverty in America, all texts have a comparable point of view. Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle, is a writer and journalist. During her childhood, Jeannette Walls lives in New York and moves many times with her nomadic family. Today, she is living happily in rural Virginia with her husband, John Taylor. Jeannette Walls views poverty as an obstacle that can make surviving problematic and a life ruthless. For example, Jeannette Walls describes, “when other girls came in and threw away their lunch bags in the garbage, I’d go retrieve them…I’d return to the stall and polish off my tasty finds,” (Walls 173). During school lunch, Jeannette Walls goes to the bathroom and wait to eat the other students’ leftovers because …show more content…

Rank explains, “households in poverty can be found throughout a variety of unban and suburb landscapes, as well as in small towns and communities across rural America,” (Rank 2 of 3). One may conclude that many destitute families are confined to certain places, which divide them between the rest of the population. This creates barrier that prevents these families from improving their living conditions. There are many small regions where poverty is common. Jade Walker, the author of “Number Of Homeless Children In America Surges To All-Time: Report”, is a veteran journalist with twenty-five years of experience covering international/national affairs, crime, the publishing industry, new media, and obituaries. She understands poverty as a concern for both the deprived and the privileged. To illustrate, Jade Walker expresses that “the number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high because of the nation’s high poverty rate, the lake of affordable housing, and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence,” (Walker 1 of 5). Therefore, this is concerning many people because poverty can cause violence which is fighting because the poverty rate is at its

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