Amy Tan Mother Tongue Essays and Term Papers

  • Mother Tongue , Amy Tan

    After reading the strongly written “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, it shows a great deal of strength from the Asian American culture. Throughout the reading it showed how hard it was and still is for Asian Americans to work through the difficulties of the English language. The essay talked first about the...

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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated...

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  • Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

    Mother_tongue的全文 分段 原文及翻译 Mother Tongue (母语) by Amy Tan Mother Tongue (母语) Amy Tan The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.—by Ruth Benedict 个人的生命历程,首当其冲,是对其传统文化模式和标准的接受—鲁思.本尼迪克特 I am not a scholar...

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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    Summary In the essay Mother Tongue, Amy Tan talked about her love and fascination of language, and how language can evoke an emotion, a visual image, and how it’s a tool she uses everyday in writing. She then goes into how she is aware of the different ways she uses the English language, she was in...

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  • Amy Tan - Mother Tongue

    English 101 Mother Tongue Amy Tan makes a valid point about the use of different Englishes that are spoken in different places and to certain people. What one says may sometimes vary based on the person, situation, or event as well. How one speaks and what they pick up on happens in the home and other...

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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    reflection of skill without its own story, as Amy Tan once said "The goal of every serious writer of literature is to try to find your voice and your art because it comes from your own experiences, your own pain." Amy Tan herself writes all of her work with her mother in mind as the reader, her inspiration...

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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Purpose

    Amy Tan's short story, “Mother Tongue” is an admirable tale that discusses the implied meaning of languages and how language is not only a device of communication, but a social tool of measuring an individuals’ worth. Tan’s purpose was to show us how language separates, unites, or isolates those who...

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  • Analysis of "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan: DRAFT

    Mother Tongue is about the authors struggles with her linguistic identity, her mothers "fractured" or "broken" variation of english and the relationship with her mother. At the beginning of the piece we are told about the different types of english she would speak with her mother and with everyone...

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  • Mother Tounge - Amy Tan

    Amy Tan, the author of “Mother Tongue,” gives the audience a new outlook and better understanding of the struggles that every immigrant who lives in United States had gone through every day. Amy Tan gives the audience the positive view on the “broken” English speakers by using herself and her mother...

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  • compairison of amy tans mother tongue snd orwells shooting an elephant

    Even though Tan and Orwell have two different approaches to showing a struggle to fit into society, they are actually in agreement that people who come from different places struggle to fit. This common ground becomes apparent through the emotion behind each authors’ writing. In both Tan and Orwell’s...

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  • Synthesis essay on Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Censoring Myself by Betty Shamieh

    views of the majority. Two authors explore how their attempt to compromise almost caused them to become detached from their roots. In "Mother Tongue," by Amy Tan, Tan talks about growing up as a young child in America and learning the English language. She speaks about growing up as a writer and her...

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  • Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    Rhetorical Reading Response: Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” In the essay “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan (1990), which discusses her mother’s way of speaking through “broken English”, Tan explores the different “Englishes” that she has come into contact with in her everyday life; these variations have presented...

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  • Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    better job in the second language than their mother language. In the article Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasized her idea that we speak different languages unconsciously and we are categorized by the way we talk. The author talked about her mother who is a Chinese emigrant wanted to provide...

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  • Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    After reading Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, I realized how many different “Englishes” I have spoken or used, as well as how many I have heard in my life-particularly while in the military. For example, how I speak with authority figures versus friends, and how I speak with my daughter as opposed to “educated”...

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  • Amy Tan's Messages in "Mother Tongue"

    There are three important messages that we all can understand and learn from in Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue". Firstly, and most importantly, Tan wants to convey the message that words are more than just words and sometimes we must read between them to fully understand their meaning. Another message...

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  • Mother-Daughter Relationships in "Scar" by Amy Tan

    I'm seized from words. It was either you was with me or against me! Betrayal and disrespect is what you faced me with which shows how much you care for me. Doing things within the dark thinking that I wouldn't find out never was the answer to anything. Using the fact that you were single as an excuse...

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  • The Importance of My Language...Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    Based on Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” it is evident that language has an affect on our lives. Language defines the type of person I am generally and it has had an affect on my choices as well as my lifestyle. Depending on my friends, family, and others I talk to my choice on language tends to vary. My decisions...

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  • Read and Respond to: Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    D English 301 10/2/13 Mother Approved Amy Tan is a passionate writer of books such as “The Joy Luck Club” and other published works. Now that we have read her text read her text “Mother Tongue”, we learn new things about her as a writer. In my first response to Amy Tan’s passage I described...

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  • Amy Tan

    Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents' expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to...

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  • amy tan

    Struggles Often most African American adolescents are stereotyped because of the way they speak. After reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, I realized that many people are judged not only by their looks, but also the way they communicate. I found that I could relate to the article...

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