Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Angela's Ashes

June 2, 2009

Poverty affects the characters is the movie Angela's Ashes. The way it affects the is that they can't buy anything to support themselves. The little baby's in the movie keep getting sick because the lack of food, shelter, and medicine. If I were one of the parents, I would do anything for the kids to survive. Even if that means me going to jail. The wrong thing that the mother is the movie did was have so many kids while having no food or money to help her and her family to survive. The wrong thing the father did was having sex all the time and spending money on alcohol instead of food and medicine.

I think this family lives under this bad condition because of generations of poverty. I think looking for jobs and not having sex all the time can really help this family. I don't know anyone who lives in poverty like this. I don't really know if the poverty is worst here or Ireland.

Poverty is America is different than poverty in Ireland. This is because in America, people actually get help. The advice I give them is to stop having so much kids, stop drinking, and try to find a job.


How does his house look? The house looks very bad and poor.

What kind of clothes does he wear? He has old, ripped, torn clothes.

How many siblings does he have? he has 1 sibling and 1 on the way. He had 4.

How old is the main character at the start of the movie? 5 years old.

How many siblings does he have? he has 1 sibling and 1 on the way. He had 4.

What happens when the father tries to get a job? He got turned down.

What awoke the kids in the middle of the night? Fleas woke them up in the middle of the night.

What happens to both of the twin boys? Both twin brothers purished.

What does the father do to Eugene's coffin that upsets the main character? The father was drinking on Eugene's coffin

Where does the family get their furniture from? They receive it from the salvation army

Are their beds new or used? They are used

Based on the movie, who do poor people turn to for help when they are going through rough times? They turn to the churches, streets, shelters, etc

What kind of problems do people who live in poverty have to deal with? List some that you saw in the movie.
  • No food
  • No place to stay
  • No medicine or nutrition
  • No clothes

The main character's father is an alcoholic, what type of conflict is this? Why? (Person Vs. Self, Person Vs. Person, or Person Vs. Society). This conflict is Person Vs. Self. This is because, he doing this to himself. He decide to spend his money on alcohol instead of supporting his family.

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