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Richard Rodriguez Writing Styles in Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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Structure

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez is a compilation of six essays, some of which were published separately before being included in the book. Each one addresses a critical issue in Rodriguez's life. "Aria" looks at the impact trading Spanish for English had on his life at home and at school. "The Achievement of Desire" covers Rodriguez's love affair with education and studying but also addresses how being a "scholarship boy" created a huge divide between him and his parents. "Credo" addresses being a Catholic, and "Complexion" looks at Rodriguez's awareness of himself as a Mexican American with dark skin. "Profession" deals with the decisions he has made about his academic career. The book winds up with "Mr. Secrets," in which Rodriguez speaks to the struggle his parents have had with the autobiographical essays he has published.

Because these essays are self-contained, they do not necessarily...

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