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Character Study- Malachy McCourt senior In the book Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt Malachy is one of the main characters He is the father of the main character and author Frank McCourt Malachy was an irresponsible and uncaring person He has no respect for others and is egotistic Malachy was born in Toome County Antrim on a farm After fighting with the Old IRA he got in trouble with the Irish and the English He also was wanted by the English and therefore moved to America He thought he was in hell for his sins because of the Prohibition However When he later found speakeasies that all changed Later Malachy had a knee trembler with Angela Sheehan and his life changed He didnt want to get married to anyone and didnt have the money to support a family The MacNamara sisters cousins of Angela forced him to get married to Angela because he got her pregnant They also didnt believe that a woman having intercourse should be unmarried Therefore 4 months after the knee tremble they got married Their first child Frank was named Male because Malachy was drunk and his deep accent preventing the clerk from understanding Later Malachy had 3 boys Malachy Michael and Alphy male twins Eugene and Oliver and a daughter Margaret The twins and the girl die in their infancy Malachy after the birth of Alphy goes to England to work in a factory Malachy was an irresponsible person He even though married against his will but because of a baby had no respect for his family He used his wages to pay for his liquor consumptions He was somehow able to come home and show his children he was drunk When Angela tried to check if any money was left he said Have reshpeck reshpeck in front of the children He no matter how much the family needed money spared none of it He came back singing Kevin
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