Richard Rodriguez's Scholarship Boy

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Richard Rodriguez’s Scholarship Boy was slightly confusing. Throughout the essay, Rodriguez discovers that he needs to take all the information he had written and use it to return back to his roots and transform himself into a better person. I felt as though, during his early school years, the author was incredibly insensitive in regards to his family. He was embarrassed because his working class family was not as educated as he was, which is inconsiderate. But eventually he realized that he had transformed into a scholarship boy; he’s so changed by his education, that it drives him away from his family. Rodriguez states that he didn’t “ever think they were stupid,” but “what mattered to [him] was that they were not like [his] teachers” which

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