Richard Rodriguez had came from a low status family and his parents originated as immigrants. He came from a working class and him himself didn’t speak much engah knowing only a limited amount of words. His economic class status had gave him opportunities and other opportunities that would benefit him came his way when he attended school and was young as well. As a minor he resigned ,nay opportunities and he mentions affirmative action as well. Also Richard Rodriguez grew up educating himself through reading books and throh rdshios he had gone through some much to eddie and gain opportunities.
In the novel Richard Rodriguez tries to edui ate himself through books and also gain knowledge as well. In the novel Richard states “ Rather, I read in order to acquire a point of view. I vacuumed books for epigrams… make me feel educated.” ( Rodriguez 68) Rodriguez had many things to understand and comprehend as a bilingual student. He grew up in a household where everyone spoke mostly Spanish.
He chose to take a different path and learn how speak English. He had done this because he wanted to be a writer. He chose English over Spanish which was hige to him and affected his life overall .Richard had read books and that is where he gained his knowledge mostly from.
Richard Rodriguez had been through so much within his life especially coming from an immigrant family and originating from an hispanic family as well. His race and ethnicity had affected him as a student and he had gained many opportunities that others in his school and classmates didn’t receive.
He always found ways to educate himself no matter what he had to sacrifice and what he had to go through as a student living in an area where many spoke fluent English. His choices had affected him as an individual in society. Richard and his family didn’t know English bit Richard knew a little bit which did cause him to make this choice.
Richard Rodriguez was known as a minority student and that is how received most of his education through being this type of student. In the text Richard Rodriguez states “ When the time came for me to look for a college teaching job… potential employers came looking for me – a minority student .” ( Rodriguez 153) Rodriguez had been looking and receiving education at his highest maximum and receiving the most out of his education and knowing one of his passions was to write and learn how to speak fluent English and that’s a sacrifice he made as well. He sacrificed his Spanish language to speak English .
He lost communication with his mother and family and also his parent was a main sacrament that he took as an individual.He had lost a strong bond between him and his mother and sacrificed that strong communication they would have at home and even in public. He sacrificed all of this just for a proper education and also knowing he grew up with no help and support as individual originating from an immigrant family. He was a son of immigrants which impacted him and his education because he only knew a small amount and portion of English which wasn’t going to help him accomplish and achieve what he wanted to be what he is today, a writer. A struggle of Richard Rodriguez was learning how to read certain things and comprehending with what he was doing in school. Richard Rodriguez had a lack of communication with his parents but that didn’t stop him from receiving the best education as possible.
These to connect because receiving the best education possible required Richard to sacrifice her in things within his life. He had to sacrifice language between his parents and he had to sacrifice language of Spanish to which affected his daily routine and lifestyle what talking to his parents and affected the communication in his everyday life. He chose to receive the highest education of possible knowing that he came from an immigrant family and he was a son of the immigrants so this affected the way he would receive it education and opportunities that he would receive in school.The sacrifices that he made allowed him to receive this best education possible. Education was something important to Richard and he wanted to maintain that in his daily life as well. It did change certain things with in his life such as communication between his parents but it did allow him to receive a good education. Since he wanted to for fill writing and a career in writing and language and literature he learn to sacrifice and also benefited from the sacrifices. The sacrifices affected him as an individual but it allowed him to grow and prosper as a student and a low economic status class.
The sacrifices that he made allowed him to receive this best education possible. Education was something important to Richard and he wanted to maintain that in his daily life as well. It did change certain things within his life such as communication between his parents but it did allow him to receive a good education. Since he wanted to for fill writing and a career in writing in language and literature you learn to sacrifice and also benefited from the sacrifices. The sacrifices affected him as an individual but it allowed him to grow and prosper as a student in a low economic status class.
Richard Rodriguez sacrificed many things to be well educated and although he originated from an Mexican family he didn’t let that get in the way and kept pushing through all the hardships he faced as an individual. How economic status did affect him hit that was something that he didn’t let get in his way especially through his years of learning how to write. He grew to the person he is today through learning and understanding things as well and out his mind to what was important and althoughs sacrifices were made it was made for reasons as well. Richard Rodriguez is an individual who tried gaining his knowledge through sacrifices and also tried to received the best education as well.