Sunday, October 7, 2007

Week 3, part 2

Angela's Ashes has many strengths and weaknesses. One strengh is the use of terms and vocab in this book. The vocab in this book vividly describes the situations that Frank and his family are going through. Another strengh of this book is the imagery that is created. It really makes you feel like you are right there, living the situations with him and his family. There are also weaknesses in this book. During some parts of this book, it is a bit choppy and you lose the sense of "flowiness" and it is hard to follow. Some of the issues brought up in this book are very sad, but also seem very real. An example of this is the alcoholic father. This is a very sad thing, but i know it happens in real life. A person who lives a few streets away from me is an alcoholic and i know that sometimes the family has to reach out on a limb in order to eat that weak, or even get to school. I predict that the familys problems will only continue to get worse, and considering the title of the book, i am predicting that Angela (the mother) will die in the end. I also predict that the fathers alcoholism will only continue to get worse.

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