Everything you need to understand or teach Amongst Women by John McGahern.
The tensions in Amongst Women are written against the backdrop of a small farm in rural Ireland in a time when patriarchy ruled the family unit. Fortunes were only made away from home and life on the farm was harsh. The home was strict, economically run, and religiously observant.
Throughout the book, the central character, Michael Moran is primarily referred to as either Moran or Daddy. This shows his formal place in the world at large and his place as head of his family. Moran was once an officer and guerilla leader in the battle for Ireland's independence in the 1920s.
Moran has a temper and his voice contains sarcasm, anger, and malice. He tries to explain himself as being misunderstood. He can be physically violent. The children fear his beatings and yet, make much of his niceness when he is in a good mood. Three of his...
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