(Tan, 2006, p. 20). This evidence supports my claim since she explained how Mrs. Tan 's version of English was what taught her to understand the language. Amy also said, "That was the language that helped shape the way I saw things, expressed things, made sense of the world" (Tan, 2006, p. 21). Without Amy learning the descriptive language that her mother used, Amy would be less expressive of herself and not as vocally involved in the
With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education. Throughout the novel, Malala utilizes influential ethos while talking about how difficult it was for a girl to attend school in peace so that the audience will believe her story. For example, in the novel Malala states “The trips from school became tense and frightening, and I just wanted to relax once I was safe inside my home”. (Yousafzai,pg.62) This quote is included so that the reader will be able to perceive how she and the other girls felt while trying to obtain an education. Also, her purpose of
Her mother gave her the name and in Persian it means “Turquoise” , but in America Firoozeh means “Unpronounceable” (63). Most kids at her school called her “Ferocious” and mispronounced her name. Because of this Firoozeh, at the age of twelve, decided to add a basic name (Julie) to ease her burdens at the time. By adding a
Mona Lisa Smile “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be” quoted Diane Von Furstenberg, which describes the prestigious all-female Wellesley College in the movie “Mona Lisa Smile.” The movie illustrates certain expectation within the gender roles and the changes over time while some things remain the same. The students were focused more on become a great housewife after graduating college, than what they really wanted to do. Katherine Watson a graduate from UCLA was a art teacher hired by Wellesley College to teach art history, unaware of the way the school curriculum is taught and the students frame of mine on how life for a woman should be. On the first day of class Katherine met the lady whose life she will impact; Betty Warren, Joan Brandwyn,Giselle Levy, and Connie Baker were intelligent, very sarcastic, and tried to intimidate her. She learned the only way to challenge the girls’
The colorism she first faced was her grandmother inspecting her the shade of color of her skin to see if she looked more European or Indigenous (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). Colorism occurs when someone, generally darker skinned, is less desirable due to the shade of color of their skin within their own family. Anzaldúa faced this when she was called “muy prieta” and was told to stay out of the sun in order to keep her skin lighter. She was also shamed by her family for being openly sexual by being called “puta” and “jota (queer)” when she told them of her friends’ sexual orientation (Anzaldúa 1983, 227). Those labels were used to shame her for her lifestyle as well as to give power to the patriarchy and heteronormative society she resided
By using easily understood English and short sentences, Tan is humbling herself before her audience and makes the text immediately intimate. It is a text that her mother could comprehend and read with ease. To allow the readers to connect to her story even further, Tan quotes her mother in her broken English. This shows the reader how difficult it can be to understand Tan's mother's English and how different it is from the English Tan has learned through formal
Soldier then illustrates to her daughter that it is perfectly normal to let those feelings show but then realizes that her daughter’s reluctance to share is a “deep practice” Soldier had instilled in her daughter (Soldier). The author connects back to the line “opened a new chapter” by expressing her involuntary response of her body shaking (Soldier). The author shows her disdain for Obama referring to the coming of the Europeans to the Americas as a “new
Also, Blanche plays emotional games with men to get the attention she needs to feel good. For example, when Blanche sees the paper boy, she takes out a scarf to try and seduce him, quickly kisses him without waiting for consent, and rushes him on his way without a word from him, just to play with his emotions (pg. 88). Even when something bad happens to Blanche, she copes by making a lie to cover up her emotions. After Blanche was raped and Stella did not believe what had happened, she falsely told her sister “…the rest of [her] time [she] is going to spend on the sea…”(pg.
Sue Snell is a turning point in Carrie's anger. At the beginning, she has participated in humiliating Carrie, but then she has felt guilty and became her friend. She has decided to sacrifice and convince her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to ask Carrie to the prom. At the first, Carrie is against the idea as she thinks it is a trick, but Carrie's hesitation is quickly forgotten and she accepted. Carrie is very happy, but when she has told her mother, she threw her hot tea in Carrie's face.
Constancia ends up learning of her grandmother’s hardships, and drops the selfish character, saying, “That’s when I’m sent to my room to consider a number I hadn’t thought much about—until today. ” (Ortiz Cofer page 2). Constancia learns to value her grandmother, since she was the driving force that allowed her mother to be sent to America. From this she has transformed into a more understanding teenager, and learns to respect her grandmother because of this. Constancia was a selfish, social-status caring teenager who believes that her grandmother is embarrassing to be around, yet after her experience at the church, she learns to value her grandmother more, and respect her as much as
His dedication to his opinion came across to this reader as extremely aggressive in tone. Had this not been required reading, I would not have read past the first few lines. Ms. Wheeler’s writing was more technical in nature. She uses US Standard English, to explain her work with student’s explaining how she decodes her students work looking for differences are in their first vernacular from the US Standard English, and discusses
Summary: Aibileen traches Mae Mobley to use the bathroom by herself and the Leefolts build Aibileen a separate colored bathroom outside. Skeeter gets approval from Mrs. Stein to start writing a rough draft about what life is like as a colored maid. She approaches Aibileen to interview her and though at first she is reluctant but eventually decides to do it as long as they’re careful. Meanwhile Skeeter goes on a long awaited date with the senator’s son, Stuart, who is drunk and incredibly rude the entire time. Personal Connection: I can understand how upset Skeeter was after her date with Stuart.
It was also brought up that the statement is significant because it represents the turning point in her life because it is when she decides to become a writer (Group discussion, Oct 3). Then it was discussed that instead of just accepting that she is at a disadvantage because her mother speaks in ‘broken’ English she uses her it to her advantage (Group discussion, Oct 3). She learns to use all of her Englishes, which in the end help her shape the book she references at the end of her essay (Tan, 6). Another individual brought forward a few ideas including the idea that we shouldn 't let others perceive our strengths and weaknesses, the idea that it is good to push through stereotypes and not let them define you, the idea that no one perfectly fits a stereotype, and the idea that she proved those who believed that she was limited and could not be a writer wrong (Group discussion, Oct 3). Following the group discussion, I still agree with my original response, however, I also agree with the opinions of my group members because I had no sufficient evidence to prove them wrong and they had evidence to support their
Luma helped the refugee families get jobs, also hired tutors for her players to improve their English. Luma had become a safety net for many of the refugee families. “Luma promised to pick Jeremiah up before practice and to drop him off afterward (58).” Luma promised Jeremiah mother Beatrice that she will make sure he would be safe getting to and from practice every day. Beatrice found it hard to trust anyone in Clarkston after getting mugged for everything she had. Keeping her children cooped in their apartment to make sure they were safe, because their new community and home
Being a new resident of the United States and an English learner, I try to speak as good as possible and I really think that people can’t tell that I am not a native English speaker. For some reasons, while growing up I always loved the United States and would support them in sports and different competitions and then I started learning English by myself because I didn’t study English till Middle School and finally I made it here this July. Therefore, never stop believing on what you are capable of doing, as here I am writing a formal paper talking about