The Achievement Of Desire Richard Rodriguez Summary

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The Universal Life In his life, Richard Rodriguez, the author of “The Achievement of Desire”, only focused on certain things that most people wouldn’t throughout their own. However, he believes his experience is universal. I don’t believe this is true. In fact, I think his life experiences are quite unique. My experience was significantly different from Rodriguez’s. His life at home and at school is even almost exactly opposite of my own. My family played a key part in my life whereas his was almost nonexistent. I believe he took the wrong path. He completely ignored his family to just work obsessively in school, but took absolutely nothing away from it because he was only working to be recognized, not to learn. When Rodriguez was a young elementary school student, he already knew what he wanted to do with his life: surpass his…show more content…
I was the only child, so it was fairly quiet around the house. I would come home and sit on the couch and do my homework as my mom occasionally came around to see how I was doing. Whenever I slacked off, she made sure that I got back on the right track and got each part of my work done for school in the morning. Sometimes I would wait until the last minute to do projects for classes. I mainly pushed them off because elementary teachers always wanted some kind of colorful and creative diorama or drawing. Even though I found this fairly simple, I just didn’t enjoy the trivial coloring or gluing. I would put these off so much that I would even have to ask my dad to come help me finish just so I could get to bed on time. However as I grew older I began to enjoy schoolwork more. It was becoming more complex, especially in math. I enjoyed the challenge even if I didn’t fully understand, so I would ask my friends at school for help. They would always be happy to, and even laughed with me about the silly mistakes I would make because I was never careful to pay attention to

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