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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Chapter Summary & Analysis - Middle Class Pastoral Summary

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Middle Class Pastoral Summary

Richard Rodriguez introduces himself as a once 'socially disadvantaged child,' who lived a sheltered life under the watchful eyes of his parents during his first years. Now, as he writes his book 30 years later, he describes himself as a middle class American surrounded by rich people, who pronounce his name with a proper tone instead of his native Spanish language. He learned early on that his education caused a separation between him and his parents. He is writing the history of his education in order to praise his lower-class background and understand how he became the man he is today.

Middle Class Pastoral Analysis

As Richard Rodriguez describes what the reader can expect him to talk about in his book, he hints at his contrasting feelings about the consequences of his gaining an education. His description of himself as a classmate of...

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