• Question #5
    English 101 31October 2013 Fourth Paper An essay that influenced me the most is Strange Tools by Richard Rodriguez. It is a literacy narrative about a boy being introduced to the world of literature and how it progressed and changed his life. The thesis of Strange Tools is simply to open your...
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  • Hoggart and the Bee
    in "A Scholarship Boy," and retold as the experiences of Richard Rodriguez in his "The Achievement of Desire." Each deals with a young intellectual who comes from a modest background and who struggles to excel academically and also maintain familiar connections with family and friends. One of the...
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  • Still a Scholarship Boy at Heart
    family are reading, for often there are none or almost none; his books look, rather, like strange tools¡± (572). Through personal example, Rodriguez reiterates that any literature brought home by the scholarship boy stands out from the literature usually found in the home: ¡°Their [his family¡¯s...
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  • An Analysis of Writing Techniques in the Achievement of Desire
    scholarship boy he referred in distain and shame is himself. We could also draw such a conclusion from the last paragraph “I was a scholarship boy at the time…” So why does Rodriguez define it so frequently with different interpretations? What’s his purpose? In my view, Rodriguez in doing so is just want to...
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  • Reading Respond of the Achievement of Desire
    Reading response for The Achievement of Desire Richard Rodriguez is a mirror makes readers look back their education experience and family relationship. Rodriguez was chasing the end of education for a long time until he wrote this essay and read Richard Hoggart's book. He is trying to make a...
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  • Comparison Essay
     Asiana-Marie Davis Instructor Lisa McDawson Eng. 101 Nov. 27, 2013 Comparison essay of Paulo Freire and Richard Rodriguez Paulo Freire’s essay “the banking concept of education” and Richard Rodriguez’s essay “the achievement of desire” talk about the topic of education. Education is...
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  • Education: Causes & Effects
    Education: Causes and Effects In many situations, higher education separates people from their families, social backgrounds, and cultures. This often causes mixed emotions, awkward feelings, and other conflicts. Some of these conflicts are described in works such as "Aria" by Richard Rodriguez...
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  • Aria : Memoir
    -heard Road-ree-guess” (Rodriguez). With this statement he refers how beneficial the acquisition of his new name was. Richard was always very quiet in school but he became silent in class because he thought that Spanish was a private language and English was a public language and he didn’t...
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  • Mexican
    stands, all Rodriguez wanted to understand was that it remained okay to speak this foreign language. The country, language, and people all were unfamiliar to this little boy, and he did not feel as if he possessed the obligation to fit in with this strange world. To arrive in the society of unknown and...
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  • Truth in Literature
    have her baby. That's the truth. What happened in between is her choice to tell us, and it is our responsibility to accept it or not. Richard Rodriguez altered the truth in a different way than Marta Martin and for a different purpose. Rodriguez was boy who wanted to be different from his middle...
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  • Percy V Rodriguez
    education is important for a student to get a good education as well being able to use the expert as a tool. Both of these are highly discouraged by the AP class. In addition, due to the large workload of AP classes, the student only acquires facts but does not learn the importance of using those facts. AP classes ruin the education of the high school student. Percy, Walker. The Loss of the Creature Richard Rodriguez. Achievement of Desire...
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  • Achievement of Desire
    The Achievement of Desire Growing up is something inevitable to all cultures and people. We have all gone through that time in our lives when we move on from being a child and become an adult. However, in the reality that education is the fact that starts this transition, Richard Rodriguez...
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  • Gilyard vs Rodriguez: How to Achieve High Academic Literacy
    made him who he was and was his ultimate tool to have such high grades academically. As Hoggarts says in Rodriguez’s excerpt “There is no simple road-map through the heart of a scholarship boy” (Rodriguez 54). Gilyard also had a love towards learning and thirst to become the smartest person he can...
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  • Education and Society
    . Education is a tool that should remain forever sharp, forever implemented, and forever respected. "Frederick Douglass: Learning to Read and Write" StudyMode.com. 11 2012. 11 2012<http://www.studymode.com/essays/Frederick-Douglass-Learning-To-Read-And-1207282.html>. "Richard Rodriguez" pbs.org...
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  • English Language
    “Aria” written by Richard Rodriguez, Rodriguez mentions that after he spoke English as his primary language, he been talking less with his parents. His family became more and more silent because of his parents’ misunderstandings of English. His parents spoke only limited English and had a hard time...
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  • Essay
    information must be established. That way, a student has a created relationship with his or her education. Walker Percy, the author of the “Loss of the Creature”, explains a loss of sovereignty found in peoples’ experiences and highlights this idea in education. On a similar note, Richard Rodriguez, the...
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  • The Chinese in All of Us
    the black board: RICHARD RODRIGUEZ. She pronounced it. Then she said, repeat it after me. It was not that I could not say it. Rather, I would not say it. Why should I? Who was this nun? She said: Repeat your name after me loud enough so all the boys and girls can understand. The nun was telling...
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  • Choice of the Student
    given up will begin to show the sort-of social ambiguity in the family. One becomes less expected at family functions or even with friends. This will lead the way to other social avenues. New friends perhaps. Rodriguez's scholarship boy gives up all ties with his family to focus on becoming like his...
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  • 11 Types of Essay
    discourse” are both oppressive and objectionable. She would take this stance because of the beliefs she expresses in her passage relating to the oppressive nature of imposing the English language on Chicano’s. Richard Rodriguez, author of “Aria,” however would argue that the requirement to learn...
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  • All or Nothing
    All Or Nothing "A primary reason for my success in the classroom was that I couldn't forget that schooling was changing me and separating me from the life I enjoyed before becoming a student." - Richard Rodriquez The way that I have been raised, the idea that family and...
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