teacher.jpgIn memoir Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt characterizes teachers as highly influential in his life. When Frank was a young boy he and his brother went to school wearing shoes that their dad had mended with a pieces of rubber of a tire and were ridiculed by their classmates. The master teacher saved the boys by explaining that Jesus himself was poor.The teacher continued by threatening any of the classmates who continued the ridiculing of Frank and his brother with punishment. The principal at their school is characterized as true teacher who encouraged questions and presented unbiased facts. Mr. O’Halloram, the principle, demonstrated the importance of charity by organizing a raffle for the poor boys in the class to get boots for the winter.