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However, as earlier stated, popular culture evolves with time. When the narrator moved from Brooklyn to go and study in Columbia, he felt that he had made a mistake. Low education during his period was deemed as the popular culture. During this era, a lot of people had no formal education. Thus, education levels were generally low. The narrator felt uncomfortable and expressed doubts about joining school. Furthermore, the narrator due to his education commenced to see or view the world differently from his parents. Nevertheless, he kept most of these thoughts to himself so as not to anger his parents (581). Education basically disconnects a person from his family among the working class. Rodriguez for instance started to view his parents negatively as a result of his education. He commenced to despise his parent’s inability to dress properly and to speak fluent English. The working class have a little comprehension about the going ins at school and the often complex system of learning or reading. Thus, school going children from the working class families used to separate themselves and look for quiet places to read. The narrator for instance used to study in the kitchen far away from the living room so as not to be disturbed by the TV (582).
On the contrary, children from the middle class are always being encouraged to attend school and read books. Whereas the working classes are concerned about the present, the middle class families are concerned about the future (583). Since poor education is the popular culture among working class families, parent and children do not see the importance of going to or attending school. After attending a college situated far away from home, Rita came home only to be alienated by her former friends who felt that she had abandoned them by going to college (585). Juggling between college life and home life turned out to be a daunting task for Rita. Also, Loretta started to
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