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What does Richard Rodriguez mean by the term "scholarship boy" in The Hunger of Memory?

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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 put, Rodriguez is "not meant" to be in the world where economic prowess defines entry.  The "scholarship" is seen as a tool that brings others who would not or could not possess the means to into a world different from theirs.  The idea of a...

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