Day 4

Angela's Ashes Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the significance of Frank's experiences at the library? What does it reveal about the world in which he lives?

    Frank has grown up knowing almost nothing about sex, and having a very particular version of his religion filtered through an upper-class priesthood rather than an education that allows him to access the information on his own. He is deeply intellectually curious and equally sexually curious, but neither of these needs are readily met in Limerick.

  2. 2

    How do the stories of the Molloy and Clohessy families contribute to the book?

    In a book where the misery often feels relentless, Peter Molloy's revelation ("Everything has an opposite … I'm the...

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