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From Young Eyes A world of change from a new freedom in America to an older style of life in Ireland This is the situation Frank Mc Court is thrown into as a boy In the story Limerick Homecoming he tells the story of a poverty stricken family and the trials they endure through Mc Court uses three effective things in his writing to add feeling to his story He tells the story from a Childs point of view he doesnt use an adults standpoint and the irony of the name Limerick Through the eyes of Frank Mc Court the story of his family unfolds This family is in poverty and living off their grandma In the eyes of a child he only sees the happiness of being with his family His view of the world is filled with the humor of life shared by him and his brothers They laugh together about the way their grandmother talks This view from a childs eyes gives the reader the perspective of the forgiveness in a child This story would not have the same effect as told from the older Frank Mc Court The adult side of humanity is not forgiving to mistakes a child is Franks family was in shambles and his brother is dead The adult side would pick everything that was done wrong but the young side looks at the happiness shared in a flea infested bed Adults do not cherish warm fires as kids do Young Frank draws a picture of Limerick Ireland through the eyes of a child The lack of irony in the name of the town Limerick is the fact that the town is not anything like the name The word limerick in literature is a funny story or riddle Within the borders of Limerick a family has lost a child and is living in poverty The world the Mc Court family knows is in a total confusing state The
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