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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Study Guide Aria, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Richard speaks further about what he thinks of bilingual education as an adult. Although he admits that being taught in a Spanish speaking environment would make him more comfortable, he also admits that it would make him lazy and unwillingly to learn the English language as quickly as his teachers thought he should. He feels the English language is a public language of other people that he was not allowed to speak. After continuing to remain silent in class, Richard's teachers pay a visit to his parents. They ask that the family speak English at home more, for Richard's sake. The Rodriguez's start practicing Spanish every night, making it fun to learn the English language. Richard speaks up in class for the first time.

Richard feels changed the moment that he starts to speak English. At 7 years-old, he believes that he is an American citizen...

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