In Hook’s essay she focuses on economic misrepresentation and conformity. She uses several examples to show the audience that her own family would be one that is considered poor or working class. When Hook was accepted to Stanford University with scholarships her parents wanted to know how Hook would pay for other expenses such as travel and books. Hook also mentions her father worked as a janitor, trying to spread that money out to cover for a family with seven children forced them into a poor working class economic situation. Despite these experiences Hook recalls how she was always taught that being poor wasn’t a disgrace and personal worth wasn’t tied to m...
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