He was curious about what they were talking about and tries to interpret the meaning form the facial expressions her mother made. She started learning English at Carol Morgan school and it was strange for her to see the American people and their appearances which differ from her. She got mixed up with Spanish and English as she starts to learn English.
Sam Xiang Professor Luis Orozco English 28 18 June 2015 Intimacy family language In the short essay "Mother Tongue" by author Amy Tan she writes about her struggle with her mother's broken English. Amy compares her English to her mother's english. Tan describes their language as the language of intimacy because they understand each other. Many people did not acknowledge her mother's English because it was limited and broken. She started to become embarrassed and shameful of her mother's broken and fractured English.
Amy and her mom faced hard criticism and many struggles that they had learn how to deal with and take that criticism for the rest of their lives. Learning on how people treat newcomers and learning the different ways they can solve that type of problems like the doctor who treated Tan’s mom differently because of her broken language. Tna had to learn how to speak proper english to help her mom get the help she
When she was told this it made her very upset. Gloria was also put into classes throughout her life to fix the way she spoke. In this reading “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” you as the reader get to be put in the position of how Gloria and the people felt while living in the United States. During the reading, the dialogue goes back
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.
Ms.Baker talked about what went on in her life growing up and has given advice to us young adults. Stated in the passage " Speech of the March on Washington " , Josephine says, " but they beat me with their pens, with their writing". That means their judgement, how they felt about her.
In the essay “A Balance Between Nature and Nurture,” Gloria Steinem gives the audience an insight into her beliefs on this controversial topic. Gloria has a belief that both nature and nurture impact us throughout our lives. In her article she writes about how her parents thought that traveling was just as “enlightening as sitting in a classroom.” Beside her parents, Gloria saw the world through a different perspective compared to other kids her age. However, once she got to school things changed- she was exposed to gender obsessions, race and class complexities, and the idea that war and male leadership were part of human nature. Gloria eventually became like everyone else hoping to be accepted in the crowd.
In the story “Coming to Awareness of Language”, Malcolm X was in a situation where he wanted to learn more so he can understand books that 's when he started to read the dictionary to understand what the words meant later on he copied each word over and over so he could remember what it meant. In the story “Mother Tongue” it’s about about a girl that sees how her mothers’ problem of not knowing the language well affecting her mother and even herself when it comes to education. Then theres “Finding the Right Words to Express Me” the main idea of this story is that Henna had to balance out equally standard English and her natural language when it comes to different settings. These stories are related to each other by having different ways
It also is telling the public if they are victims, they should stand up. Moreover, Sandra Cisneros is raising awareness of the hidden domestic abuse in families, and urging victims to stand up. Sandra Cisneros is raising awareness of domestic abuse and racism in society at large. By composing the characters in her text as victims, she is providing a realization of these issues still being current, and she is opening a door for these issues to be addressed. Students are assigned this book in schools and colleges because they need to be taught about the problems in society, so they can prevent
I’ve met elders who can speak both English and Navajo. Their English language may not be as fluent but it is easy to understand because I grew up listening to the it. Tan explains ow people mistreated her mother because of her poor language she states “people in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her” (Tan, 78). I for myself have seen this happen to my grandmother and a majority of people because they only spoke Navajo. They disrespected them only because they did not understand them.