Feministic Identity In Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

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Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue,” really moved me emotionally because of the way in which the piece was written, and the relevance of the situations to my own life. The piece is about how Tan had struggled with her linguistic identity, and explores her mothers broken english, and her relationship with her mother. The primary purpose of this piece was to show people that there is no right form of English, and that it comes in many different forms and as a result there should be no prejudice against these variations. Tan discusses how many people have very narrow minds and misconceived views on people of different cultural backgrounds. In the essay she had used the example of how people would not take her mother serious because of her broken English.
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