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At the beginning of Frank McCourt's autobiography, he's a naïve little boy. He listens only to what his dad and mother tell him to perform. Malachy, Frank's dad, asks Frank along with his younger brother Malachy Jr. "You will die for Ireland, will not you, boys?" And the boys response to "We will, Dad." (McCourt, 40).) As Frank gets older, he soon realizes that the absence of money left by his dad is causing the whole family a large amount of stress. "Dad informs Mam he's going out for a walk. She says no. She understands what he is up to, so that he can not spend his past few shillings in the bars." (McCourt, 90).) Throughout Frank's young years of age he is confronted with the saddening deaths of his two twin brothers and little sister since they got sick because of malnourishment, lack of accessibility to medication and poor living conditions. Frank had to step up and be the big brother. Since Frank climbs up, he begins to college and he receives his first part time job delivering coal for Mr. Hannon, McCourt's neighbor in the moment. He is changing into a real guy. He soon figures out that it was in perfect t.. .