From the perspective of Richard Rodriguez, there are two American Dream versions. The first American dream version is that of the immigrants who are outsiders to American culture and that life has to be changed. For people who are born in U.S, there exists a different perspective (Anzaldua et al, 1987). This perspective does not lie in changing an individual based life, but it lies in acquiring as much capital as one can to hold on to what they have attained already. From this perspective, American Dream fails those living within the country but does not fail those who come as immigrants. There is liveliness in the American Dream along with across the globe but this has started to die in U.S itself. The starting paragraph in the Hunger of Memory states to the reader an interpretation strategy evident from the quotes; “I have taken Caliban’s advice. I have stolen their books. I will have some one run on this isle” (Anzaldua et al, 1987). This introductory paragraph has an allusion depicting the related context used by Shakespeare in his play, the Tempest. By extending the implication to the novel by Rodriguez, it becomes evident that Mexican condition has been explained by the introductory paragraph in the book with Anglo-American perspective imposing itself in opposition to the Mexican condition through language, politics, education and race based power. The perspective of American dream is further enhanced by the author by explaining the weak Mexican position in U.S and the hope of living in extreme conditions even though opposed in so many ways. After the moment that Englishman comes into the private life of Richard, the world for Richard changes and steps on a completely distinct path, which is a path leading towards assimilated middle class American man status. As a new man in America, by the end of the novel, Richard feels estranged completely .