Thursday, March 27, 2008

Post 14

I am now finished with the memoir Angela's Ashes. I decided to read this memoir because I found it at my house, it was an award winner, and I had a friend say she really liked it. Personally, I really liked the book. I liked reading about the journey though Frank's life and his family. I learned how hard life can be for some people and how lucky I am to have what I do. Frank had a very interesting way of telling his life and made the story interesting, funny and educational. I would like to read the sequel, 'Tis, and see what his life was like after getting to America. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes reading about one tell a story of their life. The memoir includes many twists that are very unexpected.

Post 13

[Last Chapters of the book pages 291-363]

Quote that describes Frank at age 15, almost 16: "I don't know why Mrs. O'Connell had to shame me before the whole world, and I don't think I'm too good for the post office or anything else. How could I with my hair sticking up, pimples dotting my face, my eyes red and oozing yellow, my teeth crumbling with the rot, no shoulders, no flesh on my arse after cycling thirteen thousand miles to deliver twenty thousand telegrams to every door in Limerick and regions beyond"(338).

Key Events of the Last chapters:
-Frank has his job at the post office delivering telegrams until he decides to work some place else, the place to deliver Protestant papers
-since Frank is 16, he gets his first pint from his uncle and gets drunk
-Frank hits his mom when he was drunk
-Frank goes to the priest to admit to his wrong doing (hitting his mom, having sex with Theresa, masterbating)
-Angela gets a job working for a rich family and Malachy works in a rich school
-Frank starts earning a lot of money and leaves Ireland to go to America and is kind of sad he is leaving

Important Quote:
Officer in America says, “Isn’t this a great country altogether?” (362).
Frank replies, "'Tis" (363) ('Tis. is the only word in chapter XIX and is also the title to Frank McCourt's next book.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Post 12

I decided to put on a few different pictures that I believe relate to chapters 13 and 14 (pages 284 through 308)
The bike represents the bike that Frank wanted to borrow from Laman Griffin for a cycling trip the boys from his class are taking to Killaloe. To order to be able to borrow the bike, Frank has to empty the bathroom pot. His empties it for weeks and one week if forgot to because he was at school so Laman took back his promise and did not let Frank borrow the bike. This infuriated Frank.

Laman always asked Frank to get books for him from the library since Frank was living in his house. One day he went and it started raining before he left so the librarian said he could stay and read for awhile. Ever since that day, Frank has loved reading at the library and has gotten very smart.

This picture of the priest represents the job that everyone wants Frank to have. Frank is a very smart boy and went he goes to the library he reads a book on saints. Therefore, his teacher, the librarian and his mother believe it would be a great job for him.

This fist represents why Frank ran away from Laman's house and away from his family. One night when Laman was drunk and noticed that Frank had not emptied the bathroom pot, he started yelling at him and hurting him so Frank left.

After Frank ran away, he went and stayed with his Uncle Ab. He is living with him now and sleeps in the bed that his grandma used to sleep in before she died. He doesn't get much food here because Ab doesn't have a lot of money to give him much so he has to steal food off the rich people's patio.

Frank decides to get a job as a telegram boy at the post office. He wants to make a lot of money and be able to support his family.