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Angela's Ashes - Chapter 13-14 Summary & Analysis

Frank McCourt
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Chapter 13. Mr. O’Halloran, Frank’s sixth form teacher, tells Angela that Frank is bright and should continue his schooling instead of going to work. But when she takes Frank to the Christian Brothers School to ask if they will accept him, a priest there tells Angela there is no room in the school for Frank and slams the door.

Mr. O’Halloran tells Frank he despises the class system in Ireland, which forces poor boys to work in menial jobs, regardless of their intelligence. Like Mr. Hannon, he tells Frank he should leave for America, where he will be treated fairly.

Frank is disgusted by the fact that his mother is sleeping with Laman Griffin, in return for having a roof over her head. When Frank forgets to empty Laman’s chamber pot, they argue and Laman starts to beat Frank. Frank leaves, and moves in...

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