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Hunger of Memory

Narrative contributes in a number of different ways to the effectiveness of “Aria,” the opening chapter of Richard Rodriguez’s book Hunger of Memory. Such ways include the following: Rodriguez...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012 6:13 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

A major counterargument Rodriguez addresses is the need for public and private identities in American culture. While his detractors lambaste his ideas, Rodriguez argues that everyone has a right to...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In the Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez uses the construct of the ‘scholarship boy’ to put his own experiences into context. In discussing the concept, he examines what it means to be a...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016 6:22 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

The intended audience for Richard Rodriguez’s essay titled “Aria” would seem to be people who have an open mind about the topic of bilingual education. It seems doubtful if Rodriguez’s essay would...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012 11:11 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In chapter one, "Aria", of Richard Rodriguez's autobiographical book Hunger of Memory: The education of Richard Rodriguez, the author makes a series of interesting observations that explain how he,...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2011 5:57 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Richard Rodriguez's essay, "Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood," is not structured strictly chronologically, but, instead, Rodriguez is careful to allow memory juxtaposed with commentary to...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 11:10 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

To begin, one needs to be sure to understand what the idea of ethos is. Ethos is, in very simplistic terms, the appeal of the author (based upon the author's reputation). Therefore, an author...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2012 5:11 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Paragraph five of Richard Rodriguez's essay "Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood" is a very short paragraph. The paragraph is as follows: Memory teaches me what I know of these matters. The...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 2:21 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In the first chapter ("Aria") of Hunger of Memory, Rodriguez, a native Spanish-speaker, recalls entering an elementary school classroom "able to understand some fifty stray English words." The use...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 10:45 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Richard Rodriguez opens Hunger of Memory with a reference to Shakespeare’s The Tempest: “I have taken Caliban’s advice. I have stolen their books. I will have some run of this isle.” He alludes to...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2019 2:41 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

"Hunger for Memory" is the autobiography of Richard Rodriguez, a well-known Hispanic essayist, Through a series of essays, the book deals with many of the hardships of a young boy whose family...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2008 5:41 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In his essay “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriguez questions the wisdom of the push for bilingual education. Among the counter-arguments he considers are the following: He...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012 6:56 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

This memoir containing different essays about Rodriguez's own experience growing up in a system without bilingual education has many important quotations about being educated within the United...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2016 11:00 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

To a certain extent, it is probably safe to say that many children experience a conflict between the public perception of their identity at school and the reality of their private lives. In...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 1:42 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

First things first: we need to establish what a thesis is in order to answer this question. In a nutshell, a thesis is an idea or argument that you put forward. The rest of your essay is then...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2020 6:16 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In the opening paragraphs of his essay “Aria” (from his book Hunger of Memory), Richard Rodriguez establishes his character and moral nature in a number of different ways, including the following:...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011 2:43 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Richard Rodriguez states right out in his essay that he is against bilingual education, “I hear them and am forced to say no: It is not possible for a child—any child—ever to use his family’s...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 8:05 pm UTC

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The ideas of logos, pathos, and ethos go all the way back to the ancient Greeks, and it might be worth looking at Aristotle's treatise on rhetoric for the origin of these terms. In Richard...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020 5:54 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

The purpose of Richard Rodriguez's story not being in chronological order is simple. Rodriguez simply is following how memories come to the forefront of the mind. Memories do not exist as...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 3:03 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

The tone of the fifth paragraph of the “Aria” chapter of Richard Rodriguez’s book Hunger of Memory is intriguing. In this paragraph, Rodriguez first raises explicitly the issue of bilingual...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2012 5:38 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

The term that Rodriguez uses in his narrative helps to bring out several elements in both his character and the world he inhabits. The idea of a "scholarship boy" can be seen as economic. Simply...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 12:40 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

We normally think that once we become successful, we "have made it," and that success in itself takes care of the problems of life: we feel secure in who we are, people admire us for our...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2007 6:28 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In The Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez's stance on affirmative action and bilingual education in American schools is explicit, and to many, quite controversial. Rodriguez believes that a person...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 6:29 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

In his essay “Aria,” from his book Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez adopts a first-person point of view. The effects of using this personal perspective are various and include the following: The...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011 3:24 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Rodriguez says proponents of bilingualism claim the following: Kids who get instruction in their native language won't be so alienated and will be able to learn more in the very important first...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2009 9:41 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

This powerful autobiographical account of one man's journey from humble Mexican beginnings to educational acclaim is one that highlights the position of ethnic groups in a world that is dominated...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2013 7:12 am UTC

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Rodriguez is referring to Hogart's book, The Uses of Literacy, in which mention of scholarship boy was made. Rodriguez recognized himself in Hogart's descriptions of scholarship boy, helping him to...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2007 6:01 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Numerous Caribbean American writers employ themes related to identity, alienation, and intimacy. Some focus on their own or their fictional characters's US-based adaptations, while others include...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2020 11:16 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

I think the search for a sense of belonging is an important part of this story. It's a coming of age story, and a big part of this is understanding our childhood, the adults, and in this case...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012 11:42 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Richard Rodriguez recounts his early experiences in a predominantly white-student-body Catholic school in Sacramento, where he was forbidden to speak Spanish. One of the most poignant moments...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2019 1:24 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Although Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez could be considered an autobiography, one could argue that it is essentially about linguistics and its cultural or social function. When Rodriguez was...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 9:03 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

The initial chapters of Richard Rodriguez's memoire, The Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, focus heavily on the issues of identity, language, and family. Rodriguez explores the...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 11:43 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

I think that you can find a variety of answers to this. I like to point to the moment in childhood where language acquisition played a role in carving out Rodriguez's understanding about cultural...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2010 5:15 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

A fun question. Hunger of Memory applies to all students because all of us must learn to put aside those things that we are most comfortable with, the things that seem natural, the things that seem...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2007 9:54 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Careerism is defined as follows: the overwhelming desire or urge to advance one's own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth. The era that...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2007 9:58 am UTC

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Hunger of Memory

I think that this is a direct statement asserting the power of education for all students, in particular ethnic and racial minority students in the American discourse. A major theme of Rodriguez's...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Let us remember that "Aria," the wonderful first essay that opens this fascinating collection of essays dealing with the life of a Mexican who has achieved intellectual fame, focuses on his early...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2011 6:00 pm UTC

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Hunger of Memory

Let us remember that it is not only the essay "Aria" that is not writtten in sequential order. The other five essays of this wonderful collection also feature a non-chronological approach to time...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2011 5:52 pm UTC

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