She talks about how her friends could not understand her mother 's talking but Amy thought her mother was good at speaking English. Amy states, "Some say they understand none of it, as if she were speaking pure Chinese. But to me, my mother 's English is
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
Scout still tries to convince Atticus that she doesn’t need to go to school. Her defense is that the Ewell’s don’t go to school. Atticus tries to explain their situation to Scout and she still doesn’t understand. He tries to simplify it by saying, “You, Miss Scout Finch, are of the common folk.
Through this contrasting of the two languages we are able to understand why reading and writing was such a difficult experience for Mellix; however, she makes it relevant how complicated it was on an emotional level rather than an intelligence level. She knew how to speak in standard English and was fully aware how relevant it was to her life when speaking to others, “I was extremely conscious that this was an occasion for proper English”, she says as she recounts an incident while speaking to a policeman (69). Her problem occurs when she is unable to recognize this language as her own. Her entire life she was taught the difference between the two languages and how she was only to speak it when “the others” where around her (68). Her struggle is mainly because she cannot grasp the language which she needs to know because of identity issues.
He’d say I had to move on from this for everyone, including my clients and self. He would be proud of how I’ve become a better individual since I gained the endurance to multi-task, focus, and deal with problems that come my way with less fear, especially as a single parent.” In the end the occupation of counseling influenced upon Awilda by her mother many years ago has affected her negatively and positively.
Maya Angelou, even though how hard it may have been to talk again she still didn't give up. “How do you like that?” It occurred to me that she wanted a response.” Maya Angelou tried to speak and when she spoke Mrs flowers had keep going. “I didn't understand why Mrs Flowers had singled me out for attention,” Mrs Flowers singled Maya Angelou because she need the attention to never give up.
In the first place, Krebs comes from a background of a mid-west American family with a mother tongue of English. By the same token, the French and German girls knew their languages and would most likely make up for their verbal communication with Krebs by gestures. This is what attracted Krebs, since he was able to “make friends” with the foreign girls without even going through the chore of having conversations. Making conversation with a soldier seemed trivial, especially with a war ongoing.
Quindlen establishes her credibility by showing that she is either a mother or a teacher. Although not clear of which she is implying, she states “…in the textbooks on my children’s desks” (89). This can insinuate she has children of her own or teaches children, which validates her opinion regarding overscheduled children in America. Quindlen also shares that she is a writer which can be contributed to the free time she had as a child. “How boring it was…
The article by Susan Jones titled ‘One body and two heads: girls exploring their bicultural identities through text’ (2006) provides meaningful insight into identity. Two groups of girls, both from different backgrounds, are interviewed. A distinct link is made between biculturalism and bilingualism with authors Hamers and Blanc-as cited by Jones, 2006- stating that “language is a component of culture”. The out-of-school practices carried out by the girls as well as me and every other person indicates that our preferences as well as knowledge of language, influences our culture and identity.
For example, “despite her loss of sight and hearing Keller learned to do small tasks such as folding laundry and getting things for her mother. She invented a system of signs to make her wishes known”(UXL Biographies). This fact portrays Keller to be fortitudinous because she participated in helping even though she needs helping herself. Also, despite being blind and deaf, Keller is able to create her own way of communications which indicates that she is not letting herself be limited to what she can access. In other words, Keller does not let her misfortune be in the way of her achievements.
But we have also seen that she is a strong, intelligent, and mature girl; she has the potential to go trough some tough obstacles. This doesn’t mean she wont have any problems with their parents divorce, but as long as she stops seeing bad examples that his father giver him; and making her understand what’s going on, she should grow to be a great woman. She should be taken by child support but she also should be seeing his dad anymore. Maybe his mother isn’t the right example too but, she has made Jane more mature while the father is treating her as if she doesn’t need any attention when the kids of that age, it’s the most that they
When Ha and her family immigrated to The United States, Ha was rather pusillanimous and conducted herself in a timorous manner when presented with situations similar to the latter. She permitted contempt targeted towards her and didn 't make the slightest effort to defend herself. In addition to “verbal self -defense”, refugees exhibit resilience by exhibiting determination. The article “Welcome To America. Pack A Parka”by Jessica Huseman centers around the perseverance exhibited by teenage refugees when attending in English classes provided by The Newcomer’s Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Step 4: Share and Improve I shared my information with my mother. She stated people should be allowed to express themselves but only as long as it is not going to make others very uncomfortable while at school. School is a place to learn and not a place to cause problems. My mother stated I did have enough information for each step.
Women should be educated, but refined and submissive and understand that their education was to help them fulfill their roles as mothers and not to seek a role beyond the home. The education of wealthy white women generally focused on academic learning, good manners, and fine arts to suit their class position. They often attended boarding schools or at least private schools. “A well-known southern magazine DeBow’s Review extolled the numerous benefits of women’s education, ‘The effect has been to improve their minds and manners without robbing them of the extreme delicacy and refinement for which they have always been distinguished.’” (McMillen 94).
The purpose of Tan including a direct quote alternatively to paraphrasing how her mother spoke was to provide readers with a glimpse into the language that she heard on a regular basis from her mother. The direct quotation shows readers the extent of her mother 's knowledge of the English language as well which mainly consists of short, choppy sentences. It also shows how her mother 's unique variation of English differentiates from standard, textbook English. The quote emphasizes the difference between language that Tan uses when speaking to her mother as opposed to the language she would use when speaking to a stockbroker or giving a speech, as mentioned earlier in the essay. Where paraphrasing would have a lesser affect on readers, a