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IGE 120H - Reader Response 4 The Achievement of Desire

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Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Fernandez IGE 120H Fall, 2008 Reader Response to The Achievement of Desire I just finished reading “The Achievement of Desire,” by Richard Rodriguez and to be honest, I am a little disappointed. I feel like I have already read this book and watched this movie before. It seemed like a slightly personalized version of the classic maturation plotline. I think the author’s main idea is that education, and therefore life, can be difficult, confusing, and often lonely, but ultimately necessary in the development from child to adult. Don’t get me wrong, Rodriguez does an adequate job of conveying his maturation theme through a personal narrative of his educational career, but there are problems with originality; I did not find any new ideas or thoughtful insight. The first two paragraphs caught my attention and momentarily helped me to forget the seven remaining pages of single type I had to wade through. I found his descriptions of the voiceless
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