The Glass Castle

Ilian Boyzo

Mental Illness

In the article Mental Health Conditions it states "A person's thinking, feeling or mood may affect and disrupt his ability to relate to others and function in daily life." This shows how the father from "The Glass Castle", relates to the quote. It shows that the father in the book doesn't communicate with the familly. He is never home and doesn't do a good jod of taking care of the them, all he does is spend time being at at bar. "He turned down the street to junior's bar. we all wathched him go. "You're ashemed of us?" Lori called after him. Dad just kept walking.


Jeannette's parents should of loosen their parental rights, because during the book they never really took good care for their children. A parent can also lose his or her parental rights after being convicted of certain felonies. If a parent commits a crime of violence against his or her child or another family member, the court has the option to remove his or her parental rights and terminate the child-parent relationship.


A child's absence from school is presumed to be due to the parent's, guardian's, or custodian's failure to comply with compulsory instruction laws if the child is under 12 years old and the school has made appropriate efforts to resolve the child's attendance problems. The Glass Castle Rose Mary and Rex Walls educated their children and had no need to attend school because they were really smart and had no need to join.