1. In what ways does McCourt
use his infancy in New York to foreshadow his experiences in Limerick?
2. What role do Frank’s and his
friends’ escapades play in establishing a sense of fun and vitality
within the memoir?
3. What do you think McCourt’s
primary motivation was for writing his memoir? To earn the sympathy
of his readers? To teach them something? Explain.
4. Does Frank’s relationship
with Ireland change during his childhood? If so, how does this affect
his subsequent return to the United States?