Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Glass Castle Presentation Outline

  • Introduction - What do you consider to be poverty? Poverty in the US.
  • Did the Walls family choose poverty, or was it a result of unfortunate circumstances
  • The idea of selfishness - Distrust of the state?
  • A nation of helping yourself? The American Dream being challenged.
  • Social issues: Alcoholism, Abuse, Mental Health
  • Loss of Childhood. In what ways does Jeanette Walls' childhood differ to one you would typically expect in America?
  • Conclusion. The relevance of the Glass Castle now. Was the Glass Castle a fair and accurate representation of poverty in the United States?

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