According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate for children under age 18 was 19.7 percent between 2014 and 2015. Multiple studies and research have concluded that living in poverty results in lasting damage on a child’s self-esteem. The stories these 19.7% live are very similar to The Glass Castle, a memoir that displays the underdog tale of Jeannette Walls, which shows her battles with poverty, hunger, and child neglect. All of these battles were in her quest to prosper and live the American Dream. Due to her struggles, Jeannette realizes that growing up poor takes a toll on her self-esteem. However, after enduring a past surrounded with poverty, Jeannette learns to be less self-conscious and eventually takes pride from
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Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2015). Organizational behavior (16th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (Note: Refer to Chapter 3)
they work” (2014). With the large amount of detail that goes into organizational behavior, there
Buchanan, A. H. (2001). Organizational Behaviour:An Introductory Text (4 ed.). (F. T. Hall, Ed.) Pearson Education.
The Castle, directed by Rob Sitch, is an Australian comedy, which delves into the lives of a stereotypical Australian family, the Kerrigans. The film touchs on issues close to home in a humourous way. The audience is introduced to the classic Aussie family, narrated in the viewpoint of the youngest of the Kerrigans, Dale.
Darryl’s life is worth fighting for. “You can’t buy what I’ve got.” ‘The Castle’ directed by Rob Sitch, about one man, his family and neighbours on the verge of being homeless. Darryl Kerrigan, the “backbone of the family” won’t stand for that. Of course no one can buy what he has. He’s spent almost his entire lifetime building what he has, why should he give it up? Darryl’s way of life is simple yet filled with family values. 3 Highview Crescent is the home to Darryl, his wife Sal and their 3 children: Wayne, Steve, Tracy and Dale. (Wayne currently being in jail.) The house is made up of love, and simple family values. Darryl’s also added bits and pieces to it. He’s added on so much to the house, his own personal touch. His neighbours,
Blue collar Kerrigan home, is filled with love as well as pride for their modest lifestyle, but their happiness is threatened when developers attempt the compulsory acquisition of their house to expand the neighbouring Melbourne Airport. 3 high view crescent, Coolaroo – not aesthetically pleasing ‘eyesore’ opening shot shows sense of pride (satire) Despite all this, sweet-natured family patriarch Darryl (Michael Caton) believes that he lives in the lap of luxury. Blissfully unaware of his family’s lack of style or sophistication, he busies himself by driving a tow truck, racing greyhounds and constantly adding tacky renovations to the house. Kerrigan clan shares and supports his enthusiasm in every way. Though he has no wish to sell,
We Have Always Lived In The Castle is a novel written by Shirley Jackson, a popular and influential American writer of the 20th century. The narrative revolves around two sisters, Mary Katherine and Constance, who live together with their amnesic and out-of-touch Uncle Julian in their opulent, ancestral home. The sisters’ parents and brother, as well as Uncle Julian’s wife are dead, all killed by arsenic put into the sugar bowl one night at dinner. Constance, who cooked the meal, was acquitted for the crime but was still held suspect by the village while strangely enough, Mary Katherine had been sent to her room without dinner that night as a punishment and therefore was never questioned. Despite this tragedy, they seem to live happy, stagnant lives until their distant cousin Charles shows up desiring the family’s wealth and bringing radical change. The novel is played out through the consciousness of the younger sister Mary Katherine or “Merricat,” who has wild fantasies and modes of processing the world around her, inserting the reader into her demented imagination. Shirley Jackson employs fairytale and witchcraft into the story through imagery and symbolism presented by Merricat in order to convey the psychoanalytic effects of ignorance and isolation.
Knights, D. & Willmott, H. 2007. Introducing organisational behaviour and management. Australia : Thomson, 2007, pp. 344-372.
References:Huczynski, A. A. and Buchanan, D. A. (2007) Organizational behaviour: An introductory text. 6th ed., Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.