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A major achievement must be reached in order for the triumph and successin a persons action Characters in The Colour Purple and The GlassCastle triumph over family dysfunction by maintaining strong ties totheir siblings and holding strong to their beliefsA dysfunctional family affects children due to the lack of parentalguidance for instance Jeannettes parents who seemed more intent ontheir next adventure than on providing basic necessities for theirchildren Gale Cengage Learning Firstly the stereotypical householdprovider is usually the father In The Glass Castle Rex Walls is thefather of the household but is not the household provider for the reasonthat he is drunk and jobless throughout the majority of the novelJeannette articulates that her Dad was perfect although he did havewhat Mom called a bit of a drinking situation Walls 23 Rexalcoholic ways resulted in the abuse towards the four childrens motherRose Mary The four children lived with his their fathers outragesexclaiming that they had to get used to stepping over broken furnitureand shattered glass Walls 113 Despite Rex unquestionable lack ofparental guidance for his family his kids also suffered physicallyJeannette and Brian come forth as the most starved due to the lack ofincome For instance Jeannette and Brian regularly returned emptybottles found on the road in return for money so that they could eat tosurvive Along with their dysfunctional father and lack of food thefour children also had no place to call home and were always doing theskedaddle usually in the middle of the night Walls 19 Any familybesides their immediate caused problematic situations such asJeannettes Uncle Stanley attempting to touch her inappropriately whichremoves her opportunity to bathe Also her grandmother Ermas attemptto touch Brian inappropriately resulting in the move of their familyLikewise In The Color Purple Celie also has family complications thatcause problems specifically with her father Alphonso who rapes andbeats her Alphonso impregnates Celie twice and abducts the two childrento better himself Celie blames Pa for her mothers death claiming thatshe felt sorry
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