Analysis Of Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls

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Nowadays, drinking alcohol became one of the biggest issues we have to encounter because many violent crimes involved alcohol. The U.S statistic showed that there are about 320 million people in the U.S, and about 17 million people are alcoholics. Which means that one in every 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse, and alcohol dependence. Jeannette Walls, the author of Glass Castle, also had a father who was alcoholic. In her childhood, her life was not easy because she did not get any proper protections or supplies from her parents. She never got good meal, or safe house. But most importantly, her alcoholic father was the one who bothers her the most. When he is drunk, he becomes violent and sometimes he gets into a fight with his wife, which …show more content…
According to the Food and Drug Administration, it stated that alcohol contains 100s of harmful chemicals that can interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, decision-making, and can change somebody’s mood and behavior. Also it can make them to think or move unclearly without thinking any consequences. Based on these facts, if parents are drunk, they will be unable to control their children or even themselves, and eventually they can let their children into the terrible situations. Also, they can be very aggressive to their children or anyone else they see. For instance, in the Glass Castle, Jeannette sometimes got into a situation that her father might hurt her. When her father was drunk, her mother described him as an angry-eyed stranger, because he threw furniture around the house and threatened to beat up his wife or anyone else who got in his way (Walls 23). Just by looking at this, there is no doubt that parents can hurt their own child when they are drunk. In addition, parenting alcoholism can lead children into more serious incident, such as death. For example, there was an article about parent who killed his own son accidently while he was drunk. According to the prosecutors, they stated that the father left his 2-year-old toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy eventually died from heat stroke. When his toddler son was left behind in the car, the detectives detected that he was struggling getting out of the vehicle while the temperature in the car was about 90 degrees (The Associated Press. “Police: Boy Dies After Father Got Drunk, Left Him in Hot Car” NewYork Times April 22, 2015). By looking at this incident, parents should not be drinking alcohol while they are with their children, otherwise, they will ruin their children’s whole

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