Why chinese mothers are superior
There are a lot of different ways to raise your child and a lot of different views on which way is right and which way is wrong. Every parent wants to believe that their way of upbringing their child is the right way. That is no different from Amy Chua. In her article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”1, she compares the way Chinese children and Western children are raised. From Amy Chua’s point of view Western parents are just not strict enough “All the same, even when Western parents think they’re strict, they usually don’t come close to being Chinese mothers.”2. She believes in the Chinese parenting way
Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School in the USA. She has a husband called Jed as well as to children, Sophia and Louisa. The text is a non-fiction article. The Wall Street Journal is a newspaper only published in the Western countries and therefore we must assume that the headline “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” is a name that will cause outrage in the Western. She mostly speaks to Western parents or couples who either have children or is planning to.
One of Amy Chua’s ways to draw the reader is by using provocation, for example by naming the article something, which degrades the readers parenting skills. When Chua has drawn the reader’s attention she engages them further by creating a sort of credibility by using herself as an example. She gives herself, as an example because she has had experience with both types of parenting, as her husband is a Western and she, herself, is Chinese.
Amy Chua makes the reader believe in her values. She wants to prove to the reader that Chinese parenting is the best way to raise your child. She uses appeal forms to convince the reader. When she gives examples and talks about her family, she is using pathos. It is very clear in the part on page 4-5 in the article when she talks about how Lulu, her daughter, learns to play a piece on the piano. Chua do also use the appeal form