Study Guide

Angela's Ashes Characters

By Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. Frank's story is like an Irish version of The...

Angela McCourt (née Sheehan)

Although the book's written from Frank's perspective, we think it's really Angela's story. Angela...

Malachy McCourt Sr.

It's clear that Malachy Sr.'s a complex man. He's a bad alcoholic who spends his wages in the pub...

Minor Characters—Family

Angela's sleazy cousin Laman takes advantage of Angela and the boys while they live with him. He...

Frank's Teachers

Mr. Benson is the oldest teacher at Leamy's National School. He spits all over the boys when he...

Frank's Schoolmates

Paddy's probably the poorest boy in Frank's class. He lives in filthy conditions and is usually...

Family Friends and Other Residents of Limerick

Theresa's one of the people who Frank delivers telegrams to. She seems to have a "seize the day"...