Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Reading response for The Achievement of Desire Richard Rodriguez is a mirror makes readers look back their education experience and family relationship. Rodriguez was chasing the end of education for a long time until he wrote this essay and read Richard Hoggart's book. He is trying to make a tight combination of education, family and growth process. For his argument of the end of education, readers always misunderstand the end is one kind of academic success.
There are some similarities between Malcolm X and Richard Rodriguez, like the fact that they both wanted to overcome their past and make something better of their respective situations through education. Although the student will be successful the students will have already forgotten about his family. With the load of homework and complex material students are learning; close minded parents are having a hard time connecting with their children.
He was one who simply did not like to learn in a school setting. My parents tried to combat his anti-school mindset by promising to pay him for his good grades. They were trying to extrinsically motivate him by introducing and external incentive, payment, to get him to do his school work.