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    by your family? In the memoir “Fish Cheeks” by Amy TanAmy‚ a Chinese-American girl is embarrassed by her family’s Chinese customs at Christmas Eve dinner. The reason she is so humiliated is because her family invited the minister and his family over for dinner‚ and Amy‚ who has a crush on their son Robert‚ is acutely aware of the cultural differences between the two families. In spite of the fact that the meal was a horrifying event for young Amy‚ she eventually learns to appreciate her mother’s

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    Kinds by Amy Tan‚ there is a mother who motivates her daughter by making her participate in several trainings to enhance her skills. Amy is signed up for many practices and events that she does not want to do. However‚ throughout the story we see a dramatic change in Amy from being an obedient to defiant caused by her mother’s pressure to become someone who she was not. From the story we see countless bad parenting habits. The first habit that we capture is the unsympathetic feeling towards Amy. A parents

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    speaker is Amy Tan she is a best-selling author and her popular novels The Joy Luck Club‚ The Kitchen God’s Wife‚ and many more. She represents mother-daughter relationships and her heritage. Amy realized that mother was in the room when she was talking about her writing to a group. It made difference on her because she never talked in forms of Standard English with her mom. Furthermore‚ she has noticed how different her English is with her mother and showed an example of how her mother speaks. Amy thought

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    Alhaddada By Amy Tan

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    AlhaddadA Essay Submitted by AL HADDAD‚ AHMED MOHAMED (AL HADDAD) on 9/10/2010 6:14:16 PM Amy Tan is a daughter of a Chinese emigrant‚ who had a dream of going to America‚ to escape poverty and provide a better quality of life and education for her daughter. This dream is accomplished‚ providing her daughter with the right tools to become a successful writer‚ and she then goes and discusses her relation with her roots and heritage‚ through the language she is speaking now‚ English. She mentions

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    A Glimpse Into Amy Tan

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    A Glimpse of Amy Tan As one of the first Asian American cultural writers of her time‚ Amy Tan is also one of the most significant contemporary writers of Literature today. Amy Tan brings to life the struggles of dual cultural identity‚ generational clashes due to age and cultural gaps minority woman face in society. Many of her stories are based upon real obstacles her‚ her Mother and Grandmother had in their lives as young woman‚ facing not only the minority issues but the sexiest stigma’s of

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    Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue Throughout the passage of “Mother Tongue‚” the author Amy Tan uses strategies in a way to have the reader influenced by the point she is trying to prove. And in this case she is explaining the idea of language in the Asian-American community. She is speaking through multiple perspectives in her own life to show how society is not very understanding to people who are native speakers or can not speak as fluently‚ in a way that people view their English speaking in different

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    English III AP/ Period 5 9/15/13 “Mother’s Tongue” by Amy Tan 1. Amy uses emotional appeals throughout her essay as she does in her first couple paragraphs. Amy says “I am a writer” to show that she simply loves to write down her mind and that is it. 2. Tan’s argument is simply referring to the somewhat embarrassment she has when people notice her mother’s broken English. As she goes on it begins to bother her to a point where she feels sympathetic for her mother. As she feels this‚ she

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    Composition & Literature | Amy Tan | Professor Blum | JAEL VARGAS 12/17/2012 | This story’s main events take place in Chinatown throughout the 1950s and perhaps early 1960s. The main character of the story‚ who is also the protagonist‚ is the author herself: Amy Tan. The antagonist happens to be her own mother‚ who is always pushing Amy to discover some hidden talent and be someone she is not. There are a few other minor characters in the story. There is Lindo Jong (who she calls

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    Amy Tan There are only two types of authors; those whose literary works are dull and emotionless‚ and those whose works are filled with compelling‚ fiery‚ tear-jerking feuds and emotions. Amy Tan is an author that goes under second one. Amy Tan affected America by writing about her views of mother daughter relationships; her inspirational life‚ interviews‚ and being able to live with Lyme Disease; and she also plays apart in the entertainment industry. “Amy Tan parents Daisy and John wanted

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    Amy Tan has a contentious relationship with her mother perceived from her hostile tone. All mother-daughter relationships have troubles. In excerpts from Amy Chua’s memoir‚ Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom‚ and Amy Tan’s novel‚ The Joy Luck Club‚ mother-daughter relationships can be seen through diction‚ and tone. The annoyed tone in the situation between Amy Chua and her daughter shows a caring relationship while the hostile and hateful tone in Amy Tan’s excerpt shows a poor relationship with a hateful

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    Tongue by Amy Tall Kaé Murray-Francis September 2‚ 2011 Florida Memorial University Recently‚ in my College Writing II class‚ I had the opportunity to read‚ “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. I enjoyed reading the essay so much that I decided to write my own analysis. “Mother Tongue” is an essay based on the power of language and the will to communicate. However‚ the essay is not just about language itself‚ but also about the relationship between a mother‚ Mrs. Tan‚ and her daughter‚ Amy Tan‚ who moved

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    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 people see them differently based on the way they speak. Different languages become difficult to translate as well because there isn’t always a similar word in the translating language. Many people

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    with less respect because of the way they talk or pronounce a certain language. In the article "Mother Tongue‚" Amy Tan describes her relationship with her mother‚ who speaks "broken" English that essentially‚ isn’t broken at all. She shares her stories about the struggles of growing up with a mother who spoke imperfect English and the prejudice she received in turn for it. However‚ Tan didn’t let her mother’s “limited” English bring her down; instead she used it in her own personal narratives to

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    Two Kinds by Amy Tan

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    The author‚ Amy Tan is a second generation Chinese immigrant. Her parents are both Chinese immigrants. Her father and one of her brothers passed away during her early teens. At that period‚ she found out that her mother had been married before in China. She left her divorced ex-husband and three daughters in China. In 1987‚ after her mother recovered from a serious illness‚ they took a trip to China where Tan reunited with her half-sisters. The trip offered Tan a new perspective on her mother and

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    Two Kinds by Amy Tan A: Synopsis This short story‚ ‘Two Kinds’ is more focused on the relationships between mother and daughter. The narrator of this story‚ Jing Mei recalls of the days when her mother wanted her to be a prodigy in America. Her mother moved to San Francisco when she lost everything in China. At first‚ she thought that her daughter would be like Shirley Temple as they watched how talented Shirley Temple was in acting. And one day when the narrator’s mother saw a young Chinese girl

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    Amy Tan Identity Analysis

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    of different people groups‚ like African Americans and women. During this time‚ the amount of immigration increased exponentially. Many people escaped here to the United States in hopes of finding a better job or just a better lifestyle overall. Amy Tan‚ born in 1952 in Oakland‚ California is famous for her novel The Joy Luck Club (1989). In this book‚ it explores the relationship between four traditional Chinese mothers and their four Chinese-American daughters. With focusing more on the mother

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    Not My Dream In the story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan‚ we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother‚ who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother’s constant overbearing behavior‚ Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity against

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    Transitional Phases "Mother Tongue" written by Amy Tan shows the many differences between immigrant families and non-immigrant families. Amy Tan describes the difficulty of growing up in a Chinese home and the transitions that she had to overcome to "fit in" to an American society. Personally‚ the transition between living above the Mason-Dixon line and then moving below it‚ was similar to that of Tan’s situation. Even though mine and Tan’s experiences vary from cultural and ethnic backgrounds

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    Mother Tongue Amy Tan Amy Tan is an Asian writer who grew up in America and had to over come her difficulties with the English language. She grew up with her mother who didn’t speak proper language she spoke “broken” English. During Amy’s childhood the broken English affected her and made her different from the other kids. Tan has faced many difficulties in her life because of her mothers broken English which she grew up with: it has developed her to be the person she is today. When Tan was younger

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    Amy Tan Mother Tongue: In the short story "Mother Tongue" by author Amy Tan‚ she speaks of her mother’s English as "broken English" because her mother came from China and spoke as though she was unintelligent. Growing up Amy knew two languages. When she spoke to her mother she used elementary style words and spoke as though she did not know the language‚ while in front of fluent English speakers‚ she spoke eloquently with an impressive vocabulary. Amy becomes uncomfortable with the word ‘broken

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