In the essay “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriguez illustrates the distinctions between individual and social identity as a Mexican immigrant.
was a literary scholar and teacher until becoming full-time essayist
now a columnist and editor for pacific news service and contributor for various magazines and newspapers
The passage would not be effective on people who have already made up thier mind on bilingual education, but would persuade people who have not and on the extreme side of his argument
Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood Richard Rodriguez by Richard Rodriguez
Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood derives from
Rodriguez is most known for writing.
proposed in 1960s by Hispanic American social activists(later endorsed by congressional vote
Hunger of Memory: he Education of Richard Rodriguez
Pathos: "Rich-herd Road-ree-guess"
Ethos: "Memory teaches me what I know of these matters"
"The sound of his voice said that he was gringo; he belonged in public society"
"while one suffers a diminished sense of private individu
ality by being assimilatea-into-publicsociety, such assimila
tion makes possible the achievement of public individuality.
sought to permit non-English-speaking children from lower-class homes to use thier family language as the language of school
It is impossible and unessential for any child to use his native language with in school , and public life
The tone throughout the passage is serious and shameful
Rodriguez uses Pathos and ethos to approach his argument
The readers who would be most effected would be children of families raised with a different language other than english
Analysis Essay of Aria by Richard Rodriguez
In Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood”, the author describes the social, cultural and linguistic difficulties encountered in America as he attempts to assimilate to the American culture.