Significance of Women in Angela s Ashes

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Significance of Women. The women in the novel hugely impacted Francis' life and the way he was raised Even though there is prejudice, women are presented as an extremely important aspect, if not the leading role in the familyWomen do not have special significance in the Catholic church, where men

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1. Significance of Women in Angela’s Ashes By Cassie Low, Kayla Miller, Leo Wallat, Michael Baller, Jesse Bronson, Ginny Heiges, and Kambrie Chesterman

2. Significance of Women The women in the novel hugely impacted Francis’ life and the way he was raised Even though there is prejudice, women are presented as an extremely important aspect, if not the leading role in the family Women do not have special significance in the Catholic church, where men are dominate Older woman: hardened, critical, and bitter Younger woman: sociable, not prude, and sexually forward

3. Mother’s Role ~Poor~ Supposed to stay at home and take care of children Teach proper morals and religion Attempt to provide for the family when father fails ~Wealthy~ Stay at home and have assistance from maids and servants Less responsibility over the children More responsibility over the household Teach manners and morals

4. Interaction of Women ~United States~ The woman willingly aid each other Understanding Friendly More excepting of various religious ~Ireland~ Begrudgingly help others only if asked Secluded Not compassionate More concerned about Catholicism and morals

5. The Most Significant Women in Angela’s Ashes

6. Angela Significance & Role: Teaches the family the Catholic religion Encourages Frank to join the church, complete the First Communion (127), and attend the Confraternity (173) Provides for the family by begging at Saint Vincent de Paul (63) Redemptorist Church (250) Dispensary (225) Provides as much care as she could with the ability and love that she had

7. Aunt Aggie Significance & Role: Resents taking care of McCourt family, but displays loyalty by helping the children through tough times (241-248) Makes the children realize that Angela as a mother is not perfect, but better than Aunt Aggie Always rude and unpleasant (242) Uses corporal punishment against the McCourt kids

8. The MacNamara Sisters Significance & Role: Angela’s cousins who live in New York (15) Left Irish heritage to marry into well off families Married American men Greatly respected Bossy and Burly Believed in the “One, Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church.” Made sure Angela was taken care of by making Malachy marry her

9. Comparison of Significance ~Grandmother~ Strong influence in the family’s lives Roots of the family Attempts to shape the children's morals and religion Holds them together ~Mrs. Leibowitz~ Not as strong of influence Supportive of family Watches over their general behavior Concerned for children’s well-being

10. The End

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