What are the family relationships and cultural values in Angela's Ashes? Analyes the novel in terms of the pre-industrial or urban-industrial family
It is important to understand that Angela’s Ashes is a biographical account of the life of a dysfunctional family between their homes in the US and Ireland.
There is no doubt, right from the opening page that life was tough and sometimes it was necessary to do the unthinkable just to survive:
When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was of course, a miserable childhood. . . . Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
The father, Malachy McCourt, is the book’s most memorable figure and it is his drinking that almost destroys the family, except for the mother, Angela’s determination.
In Angela's Ashes a first-generation Irish-American boy and his family are forced to return to his...
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