An Invisible Thread By George Orwell: Literary Analysis

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In life, there are various problems face by individuals throughout their lifetime. In the book An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, readers learned about Laura an advertising sales executive, and an 11 year old panhandler named Maurice. The various problems that Maurice is facing in his life are: not having shelter, suffering hunger, failing school, and other essential needs. However, there are many resources that can alleviate these problems, which will be discuss in the following paragraphs.
There are 2.5 million homeless children in the United States, and the number is expected to increase. ( “homelessness record”). A child can feel homeless even though he has a home. In the book An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, even though Maurice has a home, he still feels that he doesn’t have one, just because he has no one to take care of him, and also sometimes it’s just because his family can’t afford his basic needs. Maurice suffered from many problems like not having clean clothes and not having enough money for buying food for himself,
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Maurice’s mother, grandmother and the rest of his family were all drug addicts; therefore, they are unable to provide food for him. As a child of an addict, he has a hard time seeing the big picture of his life. He doesn’t know what a normal life is like, he lives in a very unstable home and can’t predict what each day will bring. In An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, Laura describes that when she goes to look for Maurice at the Bryant, she saw the room where Maurice lived, and a half-sized refrigerator with a small TV balanced on top, but Maurice would later tell her the fridge never-not once- had any food in it. All he ever fund there were a plastic jug of water and a box of baking soda used for cooking drugs(65). Due to all this Maurice ends up on the streets begging for spare change to keep himself