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Angela's Ashes Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

Frank McCourt
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Chapter 6 Summary

In the sixth chapter, Frank's school life and peers are examined. He says that it is torturous to watch his teacher, Mr. O'Neill, eat his daily apple, which looks delicious. The students are frequently called "omadhaun", the Irish word for fool, as well as idiots. Frank describes Quigley, a student with endless questions He also describes Paddy Clohessy, the oldest and largest of the boys, who dreams of dropping out. Fintan Slattery is described as an extremely religious boy, who wants to be a saint. When Fintan answers a question in class, O'Neill rewards him with an apple peel. Fintan shares the peel with Frank, Quigley and Clohessy. The boys thank Fintan, but are teased later. Paddy Clohessy and Frank end up in a fight over the ridicule, but Fintan takes them to his flat, where Mrs. Slattery gives the boys sandwiches. Fintan refuses his...

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