Amy Tan Fish Cheeks

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Would you change your culture to please other people? In the descriptive short story, Fish Cheeks, describes a family meal where two different groups of people shared their culture. Amy Tan explained the story in great detailed and also taught an excellent lesson about not being afraid to be diverse from other people. “You must be proud you are different. Your only shame is to have shame.” People act different, culture wise yet, at the end of the day everyone is alike. Sharing your heritage to the world is a great thing because other people can learn from it and won’t be afraid to share their own. The reading Fish Cheeks, is a positive story because Amy Tan shared her own experience on how one day she thought differently about her own family’s culture. The story made me think about my own culture because I’m proud to come from a Hispanic Heritage and not feel ashamed of where we come from. It also made me feel upset because there are people that dislike their own heritage because they want to act like others and want to fit in. Of course, there are so many people that would judge you regardless, but that should not change your background. …show more content…
My family and I had gone to the forest to have a cookout and every time we go, there's usually many people. We got there and we started setting everything up and my uncle got the radio out and started playing Mexican music really loud that we always listen to. At first I was so embarrassed because there were other people there and they started staring at us and I told my uncle to turn it down a bit because it was Spanish music. In my mind, I just wanted to leave, but then my mom came up to me and told me something similar as Amy’s mom. She said “You should never feel embarrassed to be Hispanic, you have to show other people who we are and feel proud of who you are because we are all the

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