Similarities Between Amy Tan And Me And Mother Tongue

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In “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan and “superman and me” by Sherman Alexie, both authors focus on the importance of teaching oneself. While Amy Tan conveys this subject using personal experience, Sherman Alexie expresses it by using imagery. Ultimately, both authors portray the theme as having a passion to learn and being educated can benefit a person in life. Amy Tan's essay is a personal story that tells the reader about how her mother's english was perceived as “broken” or “fractured” by everyone. Amy Tan says “But me, my mother's english is perfectly clear, perfectly natural.” In the essay Amy Tan uses personal experience to give examples about how knowing her mother's tongue helped her to talk to stockbroker for her mom and restated it everything

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