Kieu Tran's Offensive Diction: The Destruction Of Vietnamese Culture

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Kieu Tran’s offensive diction conveys the destruction American culture wreaks on Vietnamese culture through phrases such as “so-called freedom in the Western culture” and “[m]oreover, by law, parents cannot strike or hit them.” Throughout her entire essay, Tran arrogantly asserts that American culture is bad and Vietnamese culture is good. She starts by explaining that Americans have a misunderstanding of the term “child abuse” and that this term doesn’t even exist in Asian cultures. When Asians come to America, specifically Vietnamese, they are harassed by social workers and the government because they physically discipline their children. While in Vietnam, physical punishment is the standard way of disciplining children, in America, such

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