THE GLASS CASTLE: SOCIAL ISSUES
Rebellion: Civil Disobedience
I think this article is mostly describing Rex Walls. In the article it claims that civil disobedience includes running away from the government. In The Glass Castle that is exaclty what Rex Walls is doing. He is the reason why his family is moving around so much.
Jeannette's father, Rex Walls, suffers from severe alcoholism. Throughout the novel, it is clear how not only his drinking affects him, but how his family too is brought down and hurt by it as well. Due to his drinking it has brought tragedy and destruction to the Walls family and puts them in very bad situations. It interferes with their financial statuses and ruins the family's well being.
The children that grew up in the Wall's family had a unique style of education. Rex Walls taught his children everything they needed to know about the world and technology. he was a very intelligent and extremely bright man who knew a lot about the world. he taught Jeanette, Brian, and Lori a variety of math and sciences and how things worked in the world. Also, they were exceptionally great readers and would read all the time at such a young age. In the article it states "The law states that all children between the ages 7 - 18 must attend school every day on time unless lawfully excused by the school." In The Glass Castle, the kids didn't go to school for weeks at a time. this shows they were neglected of a proper education.