Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Middle Class Pastoral

* Rodriguez describes himself as a "socially disadvantaged" child who grew up under the watchful eyes of his parents.

* He is writing the book 30 years later, as a middle-class American surrounded by rich people.

* He realizes early on that his education would separate him from his parents.

* He sees the difference in language as part of that separation -- the rich people around him now pronounce his name differently than his family did.

* He is writing the book to analyze how he came from a lower-class background to become the person he is today.

* He is conflicted about his education.

* He implies that his family did not have the same education he did.

Aria, Chapter 1

* Rodriguez describes his first day of school as a child with limited English skills.

* School reinforces his idea that English was a public language and Spanish was a private language.

* His...

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