Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Glass Castle presentation outline

  • Introduction
  • Poverty-stricken Americans are marginalised
  • Tension within poor American communities
  • Poverty and the 'American Dream'
  • Discussion of whether people 'choose' to live in poverty, including the question: Do you think The Glass Castle represents the view that poverty is something that can only be escaped through hard work and individual drive, not by welfare and government aid? And do you agree with this view?
  • Poverty and pride
  • Shame of poverty-stricken background
  • Social problems and negative stereotypes - alcholism
  • Social problems - abuse
  • Discussion of the question: Do you think that Jeannette Walls portrays a negative stereotype of poor people?
  • Conclusion

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