|Plot Summary of Teacher Man|
|"Frank McCourt writes about his experiences as a High School teacher over the space of 30 years as well as one very humbling year teaching at a Community College. He also writes about his failed attempts at obtaining a Ph.D., a degree he had hoped to receive in order to ascend to the ranks of college professors instead of trying to find creative ways to motivate largely disinterested and hormonally challenged High School students day in, day out, year in, year out.
Instead, he finds, in failure, and the return to the High School classroom, this time to the prestigious New York City Stuyvesant High School, and becomes one of the most popular teachers, with long waiting lists for entry to his classes. He finds it all very puzzling and thinks that perhaps he might be seen as being too easy, and so he starts actually trying to challenge his students, something at first they rebel against. As he works his skills in the classroom, he begins to find the emerging writer in himself."
Sally Burnell, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Teacher Man|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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