My Rhetorical Analysis Language is a part one’s identity and culture, which allows one to communicate with those of the same group, although when spoken to someone of another group, it can cause a language barrier or miscommunication in many different ways. In Gloria Anzaldua’s article, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, which was taken from her book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, she is trying to inform her readers that her language is what defines her. She began to mention how she was being criticized by both English and Spanish Speakers, although they both make up who she is as a person. Then, she gave convincing personal experiences about how it was to be a Chicana and their different types of languages. Moreover, despite the fact that her language was considered illegitimate, Anzaldua made it clear that she cannot get rid of it until the day she dies, or as she states (on page 26) “Wild tongues can’t be, they can only be cut out.” At the same time her attitude towards the English speakers is distasteful.
In her article, Bilingual Lives, Bilingual Experience, Anna Wierzbicka is trying to demonstrate that the “vocabulary of emotions is undoubtedly different from language to language”. Each language has its own distinct and specific words that are meant to express particular things that maybe could not be translated or could not have the same meaning in another language. By that the speaker could not interpretate the word as he would do in his native language, due to his perspective. She argues that by being bilingual you are expressing yourself in two different ways, shifting from one language to another. As the writter suggests, “emotions are central to human life and bilingualism provides a new perspective on emotions”.
Although the term stereotype was brought into English in the 20th century, now it is widely used everywhere. Generally stereotypes are simplified images or thoughts of a certain kind of person or thing. Usually a person who has stereotypes characterizes and then categorizes people by their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physical appearances. Stereotypes have a negative impact on people who are engaging it. The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver along with “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie show those negative impacts of stereotypes that not only affect the victims of stereotyping but also change the characters’ personality negatively.
In the article, How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua describes how a person is judged based on the speak they have. The people that have English or other languages as a second language are more likely to speak a different way. Therefore, people make fun other those who cannot pronounce words right. Those people are the one that do more have a hard time speaking to people with can lead to mental trauma. These people tend to lose their identity to please others that are persuading them to speak the American language.
“If a person, Chicana or Latina, has a low estimation of my native tongue, she also has a low estimation of me. Often with mexicanas y Latinas we’ll speak English as a neutral language. Even among Chicanas we tend to speak English at parties or conferences. Yet, at the same time we’re afraid the other will think we’re agingadas because we don’t speak Chicano Spanish.” These sentences are mostly in English, but were oppressed by the three words “mexicanas y Latinas.” Gloria is using Spanish and English, we could also call it Spanglish, within these sentences, which is a mixture of English and Spanish. She is switching between the two explaining how Latina and Chicana’s speak Spanish and English to communicate in different ways.
Learning the language and having difficulty speaking english, having trouble communicating. In The latin Deli: An Ars Poetica it identifies the issue of speaking a different language. The poem states "all wanting comfort of spoken spanish." Securing work is another issue either because of illegal immigration, the job only hiring people with experience in the united states or because of the language barrier. Cultural barriers as americans we are more open to do different things but when being from different cultures it might be considered disrespectful.
They also believe that AAVE is an incorrect use of Standard English which contains a lot of grammatical and phonological mistakes (Green 221). For instance, speakers of AAVE spell the word “ask” to “ax” and many Americans see this pronunciation as an English mistake (Green 222).
In George Carlin’s Doin’ it Again (1990), Carlin argues that Americans use euphemistic language in an attempt to not face the truth. To support his thesis, Carlin gives an example of how euphemistic language got worse over time, how it makes describing a simple condition harder than it should be, and how certain people use euphemistic language on purpose. Carlin wants others to realize just how bad euphemistic language is in order to never let themselves be victims of it. Carlin’s main audience is basically anyone that will pay attention and listen to him. To explain his view on how euphemisms take the meaning and emotions out of words and how they get worse over time, Carlin gives an example of how shell shock, a phrase used in WWI to describe
There’s a myth about Asian Americans, that generalizes them into one group. People create false images of us through stereotypes. These stereotypes have been manifested in books, movies, and literature, but they have repercussions for Asian Americans in society. We are often treated as foreigners, people leading us to believe that we don’t belong in American society, and that we have no purpose being here. Stereotypes are natural things that people will talk about.
In Diane Burns’ Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question, she is heavily stereotyped once she reveals that she is Native American as portrayed, “No, I didn’t major in archery. Yeah a lot of us drink too much.”(31, 32) The western viewpoint with internalized racism has followed with European settlers into America and still remains today as they continue the stereotypes associated with Native Americans. Western attitudes not only see the white majority superior than the rest but create stereotypes that people of different backgrounds must face and fight against while living in America. These stereotypes are harmful as they can’t practice their culture or have racial features without being criminalized by western views. Illustrated in An Indian Father’s Plea, Wind-Wolf recognizes the negative portrayal of Native Americans by Western media.
Despite the fact that a few of the names of Dumas ' family members and friends may be perceived as a bit humorous in English, the primary reason of contrasting the names in Farsi opposed to the English interpretations is to show the distinction between divergent names and cultures. The comparison demonstrates an example of how a name can have a beautiful meaning in one culture, yet can be marred and mocked in other cultures solely because of the pronunciation. Additionally, the comparison gives insight into a miniscule portion of the ridicule received by immigrants based off of their name or culture. This ridicule faced by immigrants, in my opinion, seems extremely offensive to not only the individual confronted with mockery, but to the individual
Why do non-immigrants Judge? Speaking in different language in public is difficulty something that is going to get noticed and get mixed reaction. And the one reason why non-immigrants may judge is because they may not understand what is being said, and feel uncomfortable although it doesn’t justify the reason they judge. Some may judge because they feel threatened by all this immigrant coming to the United States and still having the privileges of being able to speak English. Think it as a threat to English.
Miranda?s initial treatment of Caliban appears to be modelled after the way the English colonies treated the Native Americans initially. The English soon began to see the Native Americans as savages who were unworthy of owning the land that the English wanted. They believed them to be uncivilized savages and they claimed things about the Indians that were not true and in order to classify them as savages. The English manipulated the way Native Americans were perceived because they wanted the land that the Indians had. Similarly, those who cam to the island in The Tempest saw Caliban as a savage, Prospero even took control of the land that was once
I agree with Trudeau’s ideals of how national relationships should operate. In my view, it’s because some don’t prioritize interaction and being open with each other that our current society is plagued by a discriminative feature: stereotypes. The problem affects both our government and social society. Because of stereotypes, there are certain aspects expected from a person because of their race, beliefs, and/or culture. Stereotypes are widely known and are hard to get rid of since, some choose to be ignorant in learning the various types of people we will come to communicate with; their lack of knowledge would force them to use the information available to them, which are stereotypes.