Analysis Essay of Aria by Richard Rodriguez - 1311 Words

In the essay “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” Richard Rodriguez illustrates the distinctions between individual and social identity as a Mexican immigrant.

Richard Rodriguez could have kept part of his Hispanic heritage and still become Americanized.

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

Jessica Quinteros

Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood derives from

Rodriguez is most known for writing.
Bilingual Education
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

An Analysis of the Life of Richard Rodriguez and the Essay ..

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.