Cofer could speak, read, and write in both languages, making her a translator- and often decision maker- for her monolingual mother. This curve in identity allowed Cofer a new aspect on ethnicity as a whole. In each of her writings she combines the two cultures in a way that makes a story, and sends a message to readers. Her American experience was at first a negative one, associated with movement and instability, but as time wore on she found herself mastering English and pursuing a career in a culture other
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
The article 'Mother Tongue ' by author Amy Tan is about the variations in the English language the author uses in her life. She describes her English when giving a speech to a other people, English she uses when speaking to her mother, and English she uses in her writing. She tells of difficulties faced by both her mother and herself from these many differences. Amy 's goal in this article is to show that a person does not have to speak proper English to be seen as smart or intelligent. Amy explains the many variations of English that she had been exposed to and still uses.
In the texts, "In Response to Executive Order 9066" by Dwight Okita and "Mericans" by Sandra Cisneros, a topic of American identity and perception of identity is shared. Both texts take a brief look at the lives, characteristics, and feelings of young girls living a bicultural life. In Cisnero's story, the girl seems caught between her two different cultures, and she struggles to connect with her Mexican heritage. In Okita's poem, the girl has a clear sense of her identity and place as an American. Culture is experienced and interpreted differently by each individual and each group of people.
Mango, Abuela, and Me is a fantastic book for the classroom. This book is about a girl who has her grandmother from a Spanish speaking country come and live with her. Her grandmother does not know the same language as the girl nor is familiar with her culture. The grandmother and the girl desperately want to get to know each other, however there is a language barrier between them. Through the book, the girl discovers how she can make a connection with her grandmother and communicate with her.
In The Wife 's Story by Ursula K Leguin the authors masterful use of voice creates the characters more relatable and life alike. In the narrative there is an astonishing display of voice that shows that the characters are relatable"And my sister said — see, my parents had moved out the year before and gone south, leaving us the place — my sister said, kind of teasing but serious, “Well! If he’s dying to be here every day and half the night, I guess there isn’t room for me!” The unique way Ursula K Leguin wrote this sentence makes the character seem like she is speaking to you and telling the reader the story directly. It 's more relatable by sounding like a real man talking to the reader than simply understanding what the character is
Amy Tan 's story "A Pair of Tickets" is about a girl who is Chinese-American woman 's struggle to accept her culture and identity. She went china to complete her mother’s dream of reunite the family. As we read through the story, we will see the protagonist Jing-Mei grew up with American influences and struggles with her Chinese heritage. Throughout the story, we will see how she is
To have the opportunity to be in this community and get to know its people and learn new stories of this world continues to be the goal of studying abroad through the historical memories of its people. As a hopeless American who still believes humans can be good, I find myself continuously moved by Ann Franks story. The transformation of this young girl changed the world, in my eyes, through her diary. She treasured so much, and learned life was not about commodities but what destruction these commodities produced around the world. The intense energy in the historical site makes the research, the reading, and getting to better understand the situation through her eyes, deeply moving and still impacts my way of thinking and treating other
“Her firm, elastic flesh that was knowing for the first time its birthright, was like a creamy lily that the sun invites to contribute its breath and perfume to the undying life of the world” (89). By obligating to adultery, Calixta is liberating herself from her marriage. Her affair with Alcee is restoring her freedom within her marriage. The encounter plays as a reminder of her maiden days before she weds her husband. Back when she still had her freedom.
The importance of spring break is to get a break from school ,and to hang out with your friends and family. One of the reasons why I liked this spring break was that I had time to visit my grandparents in Tampico. Another reason I enjoyed this spring break was that I predisposed to hang out with my friends and we were buffoonery. This past spring break, I had time to go visit my family in other places, For example, my family and I went to Tampico to visit my grandparents and,uncles.In consequence, due to our visit ,we went to the beach. This effected, in admirable times for me and my family.