Angela’s Ashes, a review of the book written by Frank McCourt


This course explores the life and influences of Frank McCourt, the historical context of Ireland during the time period of Angela's Ashes, the socio-economic conditions in Limerick, the struggles and resilience of the McCourt family, surviving poverty, the role of education and literacy, the influence of the Irish Catholic Church, and the themes of illness and death in the book.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a deep understanding of the historical, social, and cultural factors that shaped the narrative of Angela's Ashes, as well as the ability to critically analyze and interpret the themes and literary techniques used in the book.

Course program

Frank McCourt: The Man Behind Angela's Ashes
The Historical Context of Ireland During the Time Period of Angela's Ashes
The Socio-Economic Conditions in Limerick, Ireland During the Time Period of Angela's Ashes
The McCourt Family: A Portrait of Struggle and Resilience
Surviving Poverty: The Central Struggle in Angela's Ashes
Education and Literacy: Beacons of Hope
The Pervasive Influence of the Irish Catholic Church
Illness and Death: The Inescapable Companions
Angela's Ashes: Its Legacy and Place in Irish Literature