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What exactly is the scholarship Boy?

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rb207 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 14, 2007 at 7:21 AM via web

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What exactly is the scholarship Boy?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted October 15, 2007 at 9:14 AM (Answer #1)

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Richard himself is the scholarship boy. He means someone who gets a scholarship to a school and is known for that within the school.

He says of his auto-biography: 

‘‘the story of the scholarship boy who returns home one summer to discover the bewildering silence, facing his parents. This is my story. An American story.’’

He is the scholarship boy, the book is his story.  


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ewrwerw | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM (Answer #2)

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a person so changed by their education, that they are unable to return to their past. deeply troubled by nostalgia.

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emilybaker | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM (Answer #3)

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Richard Rodriguez is the scholarship boy. The scholarship boy is someone who must move between environments, the his home and the classroom, which are at cultural extremes. With his family he has intense intimacy, but at school he learns to trust lonely reason. From his parents he learns to trust a nonrational way of thinking. At school there is mental calm. Many years pass before the boy will be able to sketch the cultural differences in his day this abstractly.

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