English Language In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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Tan is conscious of the fact that she isn’t the best at speaking English, but she makes it clear that there are different categories of English. In the beginning of the story Tan says “I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others.” (649) By saying this she is telling the readers that she isn’t very experienced in the English language. She is going to be her opinions on the language and how society makes you think that you have to speak a certain way to show intelligence. Over the years that she has lived in America she has noticed that she has different ways of talking to people. She realizes this during a discussion of her book “The Joy Luck Club” her mother never

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