Angela’s Ashes is an autobiographical memoir written by Frank McCourt about his childhood from his infant years in Brooklyn, through his adolescence in Limmerick, Ireland and his return to America at the age of nineteen. This novel is characterized by various aspect of style. McCourt uses rhetorical devices such as repetition and bombast to good effect, he uses irony especially when depicting the juvenile Frankie. His style is also characterized by a colloquial which is important to the realism of the text.
Once upon a time, there was a morose dejected old man named Mr. Johnson who was a sixth grade teacher at a meager middle school in Quakertown. Mr. Johnson loved to subdue his students because he was not a receptive person. Mr. Johnson especially loved to subdue the students that were a big nuisance in his classroom and he did not care if he had to have a brusque attitude towards them even if it meant it would anguish his students. Mr. Johnson even got so frustrated at a student the day before christmas break that he ended up mauling the student. Sadly, this meant poor little Henry had to stay in the hospital for three days with a broken left leg.
Through lack of motivation in caring for his life, Frank Gallagher is the epitome of a Phlegm character. As an alcoholic, Frank is extremely careless about his life and his families lives. Throughout his entire life he has never been employed and has sat around and collected disability checks. With the little money that the Gallaghers have, Frank's eldest daughter Fiona tries to financially make ends meet in order to compensate for Frank’s unemployment. Fiona takes on two jobs and even asks the younger kids for money to pay bills, while Frank selfishly steals their money to spend it on his alcoholic lifestyle.
Frank had to go through a trial for murder in Missouri and found not guilty, then he was tried for robbery in Alabama and found not guilty, and he was tried for armed robbery in Missouri again and again found not guilty. Since Frank is still a free man he decided to retire from his career and live the remainder of his years in his family's farm. He had a quiet and peaceful life here for a few month but he couldn't stand not having his brother by his side because he has always been by his side basically living their lives together as brothers. But without him he felt so down in his life that he gave himself up in 1915. He ended up dying in his room that he was born in.
(176) This is one quote that is a good example of how literature adds to reality. Many of us read for the same reason similar to why Frank does. Books can take us back in time to history, the future, and even another universe. “Is there anyone in this class that comes from a rich family with money galore to spend on shoes?
He was very proud of his son becoming a Marine he knew that they had a purpose and it was “the defense of our country and the loyalty to the Corps. ”(554) Two year later his son was selected to represent his platoon as “Marine of the Quarter”(554) an honor for any Marine; the date was September 10, 2001. On September 11, 2001 the towers came down in New York City as the world watch. Frank was afraid for his son and just wanted “to hold onto his son for dear life.
There are also other themes in the text, among others dishonesty. Dishonesty is a theme because; it is mentioned, many times, that either nobody is telling the truth or that the main character is the only honest man at the party. However, with this said, it is important to notice, he is the narrator, and could himself be lying to himself or us. There is also a man, which automatically assumes that the library’s books are fake, and therefore very superficial.
Books have always been an alternate world to escape to and learn more about the world around you. But that’s a privilege some do not have. In Fahrenheit 451, books and burned at all costs and in The Book Thief, Liesel must steal to be able to read and learn about the world. Within both texts, books play a vital role.
The bond between parents and their children is a love stronger than any other bond they have. We all have a special reserved part of our hearts solely devoted to our parents. All children love their parents, and probably couldn’t live without their parents. On page 83 Mr. Frank risks his life by leaving the apartment. Anne like any normal child asks frantically for someone to go find her father.
Anne Frank’s Character Development Throughout the War Throughout World War II Anne Frank was kept hidden away in a 500 square foot building they came to call the Secret Annexe. Anne Frank, her family, and the Van Daans endured difficult times of hunger, thirst, and lack of privacy cornered by walls for over two years. Anne confided her observations and feelings of the hard times within her diary she named Kitty. By writing in her diary both before and after the war, one could visibly notice how Anne went into the Annexe as a juvenile and came out as a young adult.
Books hold so much power and potential to anyone who simply reads them. I remembered when I was middle school, I would always carry Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. When it was time to go outside and play, I would go underneath a tree with shade and read. My peers would stare, flabbergasted that one of their own was just sitting down and reading instead of playing. One of my friends even came up to me one day and asked me, “Why do you read so much?”
Frank committed a large scale crime, and was sent to a higher security prison. When Frank arrived, he learned the Penitentiary was unforgiving and broke spirits. “His lips were colorless, his fine teeth looked yellowish. He glanced at Alexandra sullenly, blinked as if he had come from a dark place, and one eyebrow twitched continuously” (Cather 103) Frank was portrayed as the antagonist in the entire book, except readers will sympathize for Frank
I couldn 't go to the movies, or ride in an automobile, or even in a streetcar, and a million other things” (Act I, Scene 1, pg. 8, Anne). Another one of the many themes in this story is to always have hope. The Holocaust was an extremely difficult time to live in, but through it all, the Franks never lost hope. It was hard to keep hope, but through constant encouragement from each other, they managed to stay hopeful, even through the hardest times. "For the past two years we have lived in fear.