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It is a common view that times for the Irish majority in the 1930s and 40s were very hard Especially for the Irish Catholic families with the stereotypical drunken father emotionally wrecked mother kids running round her with her sore back from the next child ready too be born In Angelas Ashes McCourt examines his childhood experiences the tragedies hardships learning all involved with growing up One of the most interesting aspects of the writing in Angelas Ashes is how the text is written from McCourts interpretation of the situation at his age he was at the time the spelling and grammar also indicates that the child is writing not the adult This contributes immensely to the emotions and enjoyment evoked from reading the book It also better describes how a child actually sees the things going around them and what they may be thinking Personally sometimes is made me think for a while about how I interpreted things I saw when I was that age and the fun I had being a kid with my sister McCourt describes his brothers and sister even the ones that died and how much he enjoyed growing up with them how they cared and loved for each other Because of the appalling quarters they lived in and the lack of money and food there was terminal illnesses in the family which proved fatal to some of his siblings McCourt in his child-like writing style describes how his siblings and he interpret whats happened and how they see their parents reacting McCourt also analyses how his younger brother Malachy looks up to him a nd how much he takes Malachy under his wing and takes care of him Parenting is said to be one of the hardest tasks out there today especially sole-parenting McCourt carefully examines his mother how she copes with her drunken betrothed how her cousins who married gentlemen are constantly try to run her life and
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