The Themes Of Education In The Achievement Of Desire By Richard Rodriguez

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Sometimes in life, the choices that we make were a limit and affect us in many different ways. Richard Rodriguez talks about how the education changes his life in "The Achievement of Desire". His desire to success put him in an uneasy relationship with his parents and loss of his cultural language. Rodriguez believes that sacrificing barriers can earn him a success. Rodriguez fined himself as a "scholarship boy" which was started by Hoggart in his own lecture "The Use of Literacy" and a kid who has the same situation as to dealing with his education versus parents. Rodriguez receives satisfactory support from his parents because they want him to have the chances that they never had. His mother provides most of the encouragement while his father …show more content…
I was probably about six or seven years old while I was in the first grade. I was really interested in school even before I went into my first-grade school. My uncle who was my mom 's brother was a school assistant at that time. He and my siblings convince my parents to let me go in school. So, they agree to let me go to school at the age of six, which is later than a normal child who goes school at the age of four or five. My uncle taught second grade to fourth grade every day and he taught me how to read and write the alphabets. Ha also help restrict and organize in every detail. In my elementary school, my parent supplied me with everything I needed for the school such as lunch box, books, and other …show more content…
I tell myself that it 's time for me to separate with my parents and go for my own education. I decide to move to another school and worked at road construction to earn good money for my school expense. Since, I can 't afford to go high school in my hometown; I went to the village high school for about eight hundred miles. The beginning of every month, my mom visited me, checked on me how I did in school, bringing me foods and gave me money to spend for the whole month but my dad only when I was having a final test for summer. It is hard to communicate with my dad any longer even though we try to talk. Our conversation ends like a normal interview between two people. I felt like I was still afraid to talk with him, but not actual feeling of physical

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