Day 5

Angela's Ashes Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Frank decide to go to Easons?

    Frank is in part influenced by the perspective of Uncle Pa, whom he admires greatly; he also feels that Easons brings him closer to his dream of America, to his image of himself as someone who is going to go there. Although Frank didn't like school, he does seem to like reading and thinking, and thinks of himself as intelligent. He's also a bit rebellious, wanting to challenge what he sees as the path already laid out for him.

  2. 2

    Do you think Frank's behavior with Mrs. Finucane was ethical? Does whether or not Mrs. Finucane's work was ethical itself effect your answer?

    Some students may believe that Frank's choice to take...

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