Journal 3 â€“ Rodriguez – â€œThe Achievement of Desireâ€
SLOs 1, 3, 4, 6
There are 3 parts to this journal entry. Discuss all 3 in order to earn full credit for this activity. This is a chapter from Rodriguez’s book Hunger of Memory, in which he repeatedly states that this story, although unique to him, is also a story of our common experiences: growing up, leaving home, becoming educated, and entering the world.
Look for passages that you could use as evidence that this is an essay that can give you a way of looking at your own life – not just his. Choose one or two and discuss how it/they is/are similar to your life experiences.
Look for passages that you could use as evidence that these experiences are specific to his life and explain why.
Why might Rodriguez want readers to see his story as one that is common to all of us? Why might he also want readers to see his experiences as unique?
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