The following essay seeks to acquaint readers with the topics of poverty and abuse in literature utilizing a variety of different genres: research journals, non-fiction pieces, young adult literature, canonical texts, song lyrics and contemporary magazine articles.
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Reasons for Remaining in Abusive Relationships
Research shows that the three top reasons for remaining in abusive relationships have to do with reliance on the abuser, various kinds of pressures and conflicting emotions. The combination of these three factors work together to leave the victim feeling a sense of helpless and feeling as if they lack options. This is not true and must be vocalized by those close to the victim.
Struggles of Children and Parents in Poverty
Poverty effects both parents and children in very real and extreme ways. However, most people fail to realize that parents and children often experience some of the same struggles as they attempt to deal with the hardships of poverty: lack of address permanence, anxiety, depression, a lack of space and a lack of parental presence.