The Achievement Of Desire Summary

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In “The Achievement of Desire,” Rodriguez tells his story to bring awareness to other students who may be living two different lives. Rodriguez explains the struggles between education and family. He finds himself leaning more towards education. His educational career was all he knew. Growing up in a Hispanic household and wanting to learn and become like his teachers separated himself from his culture. Rodriguez began to lose his own identity. His desire to read and write created an isolation from his parents. Although he loved them, he was embarrassed of their lack of education. His desire for knowledge and education become an addiction. He expresses his own personal experiences, through Richard Hoggart’s “The Uses of Literacy” in his description

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