Summary Of Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

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The article “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua will be evaluated. Chua starts off by listing things her daughter would never be able to do. Some of these include watching TV/playing computer games, never getting a grade lower than an A, and never playing either the piano or violin. She does this to show right off the bat that she is much more strict as a parent. She then goes on and explains why Chinese parents are more strict on their children than Western parents. In her point of view, Chinese parents are always strict, making their child do more than needed to do their best in life. As stated, “The vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be ‘the best’ students, that ‘academic achievement…show more content…
One strength is that they’re only doing it to help improve their child's life. She states how she was forcing her daughter to play a piano song, but her daughter refused. So kept on forcing her daughter to play the song until eventually she learned to play the song perfectly. Once she learned it, she exclaimed that it was easy and fun. This applies to her argument about experience. As she explained, “What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you’re good at it.” To an extent, she's right. Anything can become more fun once you know how to do it, since you're not stressing over it.
Despite this, Chua has some weaknesses to her argument. One weakness t I’ve noticed is that she generalizes Western parents. She believes that all Western parents are lazy while all Chinese
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