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SPEAKING A PUBLIC LANGUAGE 2 The author who is Richard Rodriguez in speaking a public language, argues out that the place which is safe for them is their home since that’s where their parents exist and not the country they are leaving in. So his family should not be bothered by the culture of the foreign country they are living in. Also, they should not try to convert themselves into people they are not. This implies that they should not bother about the culture they are being surrounded by, and they should remain original. The author says that one should be confident with his or her native language and also accept and appreciate the public identity. He believed in his mother tongue which is Spanish and through this, he felt that the family was whole. Although their style was unique to others, it was the only way they could stay connected with a family. Richard had refused to be taught the
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  • Spring '16
  • PROF. AFFULO
  • Richard Rodriguez, Public Language

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