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Angelas Ashes Franks Emotional Intellectual and Moral Development Frank begins his life with a poor large family with barely enough money to support the rent of their house and their food He is the son of an alcoholic father and a constantly depressed mother whose time is mostly spent crying and whining about her hardships but never applying any effort in solving them Within his days of growing up I feel this has had some influence on his emotional and intellectual development His mothers love and attention toward his son was not high within the story reason being she spent most of the time too depressed to care and when she was not in this state she would devote most of her time to the younger children Eugene and Tommy and Margaret when she was alive His father was quite a bit more attached to his son than his mother for even though he did nothing for his family by receiving the dole every Friday and drinking his familys source for food away at the pub he gave a lot more attention to Frank and his brothers and sister than his mother who was too busy in her own misery His relatives bought a sense of shame to him throughout his years of growing up he was not proud of such a poor and seemingly hopeless family to have as his own showing this when he is ashamed of walking the streets with a pigs head that his mother and father cannot afford to buy a proper christmas dinner Another example being his first meaningful quote consisting of -miserable Irish catholic childhood His ability to learn was somewhat halted within his younger years as the questions that clouded his mind were not answered by most adults therefore the one thing he learned first is that if you ask too many questions you will end up with a slap on the head and told
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