In the essay “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriguez illustrates the distinctions between individual and social identity as a Mexican immigrant.
In Richard Rodriguez’s The Achievement of Desire we are presented with a young Richard Rodriguez and follow him from the start of his education until he is an adult finally having reached his goals.
The short story “None of this is Fair” by Richard Rodriguez was about how Affirmative Action benefited the minority making it unfair for white students to succeed.
In your opening paragraph, clarify Rodriguez’s and Kingsolver’s definitions of family values. How does each author define the term? Then establish your own definition of family values by creating a three-part definition with clear defining characteristics. This will become the thesis of your essay.
Use the body of the essay to develop your thesis, providing examples and details to support your three-part definition of family values. As you develop your own definition in the body of your essay, respond to Rodriguez’s and Kingsolver’s perspectives on family values within each of your paragraphs, with points of agreement or disagreement.
In the short story of Richard Rodriguez, “The Lonely, Good Company of Books”, Slavery was an obvious obvious obstacle to Frederick Douglass's attempt to educate himself. Write an essay discussing what impeded Richard Rodriguez's progress. Rodriguez loved to read and read a lot. Why does he believe he had a flawed perspective of education and learning? How did his teacher's impact his goals? How did his parents factor into educational approach? Do not use personal experiences to support your ideas. Your essay should provide examples from and analysis of Rodriguez's text.