Real World Issues

Ayana Hatcher

Mental Illness

"A person's thinking, feeling or mood may affect and disrupt his ability to relate to others and function in daily life" this quote reminds me of the glass castle because Jeannette feels like her parents dont love her which makes her feel bad at school too.


"civil disobedience are willing to accept the legal consequences of their actions, as this shows their fidelity to the rule of law" this quote reminds me of rex because he was always running from the law


"it subjects all members of a household to constant stress and fears of various

kinds, it has often been referred to as a “family illness.” " this quote reminds me of Rex Walls because his family was put in a lot of stress living with him due to his constant drinking, it also led the family to stress.


"homeless occasion that better targets persons with the longest histories of homelessness and the highest level of need." this reminds me of Rex and Rose Mary because they lived on the streets for 3 years and they needed a lot of help but they tried to make it seem like they were doing fine.

parental rights

"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." this would remind me of the Walls family but they didnt follow these rules, the Walls family would run aways when something like this happened


"defines a child in need of protection or services as a child who is without necessary food, clothing, shelter, education, or other required care for the child's physical or mental health or morals because the child's parent/guardian is unable or unwilling to provide that care." this reminds me of the Walls family because they were in need of food and the welfare people came.