Angelas Ashes

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  • Angelas Ashes

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    Angela’s Ashes Title: The title of this book is Angela’s Ashes. The title doesn’t make a lot of sense because the story about Angela’s cremation and her lost ashes is found in part two of the book. However, ashes do appear in the book in relation to Angela. An example of this would be the ashes from Angela’s Woodbine cigarettes. And another example would be Angela sitting next to the ashes from the fireplace during hard times. Author: Frank McCourt was born in depression-era Brooklyn and remained

  • Angelas Ashes

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    Despite Frank McCourt's horrid poverty, tiresome starvation and devastating losses, Angela's Ashes is not a tragic memoir. It is in fact up lifting, funny and at times triumphant. How does Frank McCourt as a writer accomplish this? "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable child hood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood Is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the

  • Angelas Ashes

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    Angela's Ashes Exposition: Characters: Francis McCourt- protagonist Malachy McCourt (father)- antagonist Angela McCourt (mother)- protagonist Malachy McCourt (brother)- protagonist Michael McCourt (brother)- static Alphie McCourt (brother)- static The Abbot (uncle)- protagonist Uncle Pa Keating (uncle)- protagonist Aunt Aggie (aunt)- antagonist Setting: In the poor part of Limerick, Ireland around 1938. Rising Action: 1. Frankie's father, Malachy, lost his job in America. There is no money left

  • Angelas Ashes

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    Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt is a genuine memoir that vividly tells the story of a young, Irish Catholic boy during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Frank’s memory of his impoverished childhood is difficult to accept, however, he injects a sense of devilish humor into his biography. He creates a story where the readers watch him grow beyond all odds and live through the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. “People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but

  • Angelas Ashes

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    How Frank Survived Poverty is something that many of us will never have to face. I never could have survived growing up the way Frank McCourt did with the constant dampness of things, an alcoholic father, religion shoved down my throat and family members dying left and right. It makes you wonder how he and his family did it. Was it that he was happy with what he had or was it more than that? Frank may not have had many materialistic items or a very good father but he did many things that helped

  • Angelas Ashes

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    Although life presents you with many obstacles, if you continue to persevere, eventually you will achieve success. Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt, is a good example of this. Frank is constantly limited by his poverty. We watch him stick with his goals and eventually accomplish them in the end. He also watches his mother continually try to stretch the family budget in order to get meager amounts of food. Death is also very prevalent in this book as Frank and his family have to adjust to the death

  • Angelas Ashes

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    Ireland. This tragic story is told from the point of view of a child, Frank McCourt, whose father is a driftless alcoholic and whose mother does moan by the fire. McCourt is able to use humor, irony, and point of view to make the tale of Angela’s Ashes one which will never be forgotten. The humor used throughout the novel breaks the tension of what would otherwise be a very depressing story. When confronted with fleas in the mattress of the bed, the father is instructed to by a man on the street

  • The Angelas Ashes Sparknotes

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    Angela’s Ashes was one of the most depressing books I’ve ever read, yet I managed to laugh and cry as I read about Frank McCourt’s childhood entangled in poverty. Frank McCourt managed to provide a captivating narration from a child’s point of view that is heartbreaking, vulgar at times, and humorous on his life of extreme poverty and dealing with his father’s alcoholic problems. This memoir took place during the Depression and World War II, but mainly in Ireland; a country that is revolved around

  • Alcoholism and Angelas Ashes

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    Alcoholism and Angela’s Ashes Alcoholism is one of the most common disorders in the world today. It is a disease, a sickness that harms the body and the mind in the most violent ways possible. The body is racked by a need to suffice its desire, and this leads addicts to do anything to get the alcohol into their systems. In Angela’s Ashes, alcoholism is a major theme, and becomes the destroyer of the families and loved ones that are involved. In Angela’s Ashes, the father Malachy is inflicted with

  • Angelas Ashes: Analysis

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    with the stereotypical drunken father, emotionally wrecked mother, kids running round her with her sore back from the next child ready too be born. In Angela's Ashes, Mc Court examines his childhood experiences, the tragedies, hardships, learning, all involved with growing up.One of the most interesting aspects of the writing in Angela's Ashes is how the text is written, from Mc Courts interpretation of the situation at his age he was at the time, the spelling and grammar also indicates that the child