Angelas Ashes Summary

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Angela’s Ashes

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1. “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace” (208). This quote was chosen because it had the most significance to the memoir out of all. The quote means even though you are poor and that you don’t have all the nicest things in life, you can make anything you want and have the greatest things in your mind with imagination. Life doesn’t have to be hard if you think positively about yourself. You can make anything of yourself and become anything you want to be. This quote had great significance to the novel because the McCourts were very poor and struggled in life, but Frank overcame it by thinking with his mind and overcoming challenges that he faced during
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I know when he drinks the dole money and Mam is desperate and has to beg at the St. Vincent de Paul Society and ask for credit at Kathleen O’Connell’s shop but I don't want to back away from him and run to Mam. How can I do that when I'm up with him early every morning with the whole world asleep?”(208). This quote demonstrates Frank’s love towards each of his parents even though he knows the troubles they are all having. Frank realizes his dad drinks away all their money leaving them with no food or heat. He knows that his mom has the right thinking over his dad, but Frank still loves his father so he doesn’t want to abandon him and always be with Angela. He wants to spend time with his dad without people and his family watching him do it. Frank understands that people realize what his father does wrong, but Frank still loves him and doesn’t want to let him go.

7. I'm on deck the dawn we sail into New York. I'm sure I'm in a film, that it will end and lights will come up in the Lyric Cinema. The priest wants to point out things but he doesn’t have to. I can pick out the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge. There are thousands of cars speeding along the roads and the sun turns everything to gold. Rich Americans in top hats white ties and tails must be going home to bed with the gorgeous women with white teeth. The rest are going to work in warm comfortable offices

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