What does Richard Rodriguez mean by the term "scholarship boy" in The 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 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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