Frank Mccourt "Angelas Ashes"

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727 words

Bednarz-Caraballo Sylwia

Essay 6 - “This is life…”

Reading “Angela’s Ashes” was very emotional. One would not believe how people lived in Ireland some years ago. And I’m sure that wasn’t the only place in the world where people were struggling like that. Frank Mc Court, the oldest child who tried to take care of his brothers the best way he knew, tells the story. He didn’t have an easy life. This poor child tried to do anything for him and his siblings to survive.
Looking at people I know and comparing their life to Mc Court’s lives, well I think that most of them wouldn’t even know what to do, how to do it, to survive. My main point: how is it that some people have everything they need to live and others have nothing and still find a way to make things work, not on a high level, but still. How is it possible that Frank McCourt and his brothers survived? In my eyes they went through a lot. How anyone would be able to do it now? I can’t see that happening. I don’t know if I could. Although, I’m sure that there are people living this way.
The McCourt family moved from New York to Ireland to look for a better way of living, to forget about their dead children, to try to have a regular life. Well, it didn’t work out. The father of the family was to caught up with drinking, instead of giving the money for the needs of the family, which would be just simple - food. When the father left to England to look for a job and never sent any money to his starving family Frank felt ob...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how frank mc court, the oldest child who tried to take care of his brothers the best way he knew, tells the story.
  • Opines that frank mccourt and his brothers survived despite having everything they needed to survive. they don't know if they could.
  • Narrates how the mccourt family moved from new york to ireland to forget about their dead children, to have a regular life. frank felt obligated to look after everyone.
  • Opines that the mccourts were not alone, and that there were more families living the same way.
  • Compares the story of roma ligocka's "the girl in the red coat" with the stories of the families during world war 2.
  • Opines that some people wouldn't even be able to read "angela's ashes" because of the sadness of life, poorness, careless parents, and hungry children.
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