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Mother Tongue

Rhetorical Analysis of “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan “So easy to read”(p. 4). Amy Tan ends her essay, “Mother Tongue” with this short and even grammatically wrong sentence. She tells us this mother’s brief review is a proof of success of her writing. Why does she think that easiness is an essence of her […]

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Mother Tongue By Amy Tan Analysis

“Mother Tongue,” explains that different types of English affect someone’s response and attitude. Because Tan wrote this essay about her mother, she mainly describes the responses her mother gets with her broken English. Tan’ s purpose is to show how broken English speakers are dissuaded from perfecting it and h owe they are looked down […]

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English final paper

Amy touches upon the subject of language barriers creating societal monsters. Amy Tan’s mother not being able to speak great English consistently had trouble communicating her thoughts and feelings towards strangers she met. Her accent was also a apart of It of the problem. Even with all that Amy could understand her mom perfectly. However […]

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Thoughtful Laughter

Thoughtful Laughter Amy Tan uses thoughtful laughter in her novel, The Joy Luck Club, to make a point through laughter or humor. Thoughtful laughter is effective because it grabs the attention of the reader and expresses a point, whether the reader knows it or not. One scene that provokes thoughtful laughter is in the chapter […]

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Amy Tan Fish Cheeks

Amy Tan and Maya Angelou come from highly different civilizations. and seeking to experience accepted in American Culture. Both writers discuss a feeling of being an castaway and how their cultural differences set them apart. However. Amy Tan efficaciously uses narrative and description to picture her sense of isolation from the dominant American civilization. Angelou’s […]

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Champion of the World

Maya Angelou’s Champion of the World and Amy Tan’s Fish Cheeks both trade with racial differences within America. Angelou’s piece presented what it was like for African-Americans during a important event in the center of the apartheid – the turn between Joe Louis. the World Champion. and his white rival. Through the usage of two […]

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Analysis of “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan: DRAFT

Mother Tongue is about the writers struggles with her lingual individuality. her female parents “fractured” or “broken” fluctuation of English and the relationship with her female parent. At the beginning of the piece we are told about the different types of English she would talk with her female parent and with everyone else ; we […]

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Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan

1. Because she is afraid of what Robert would say about her family and what, to her opinion, are the strange ways and manners of her family members. She is ashamed that Robert will find out how weird her Chinese family and relatives act and disappointed at their Chinese version of a Christmas dinner. 2. […]

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Amy Tan Style Analysis

In Amy Tan’s novel of conflicting cultures, The Joy Luck Club, the narrators contemplate their inability to relate from one culture to another. The novel is narrated by and follows the connected stories about conflicts between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-raised daughters. Jing-mei, one of the daughters, has taken her mother’s place in a […]

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Two Kinds

“Two kinds” is one of the best Amy Tan’s novels which was published in the Atlantic monthly in February 1989. “Two Kinds” deals with the intricate relationship between a mother [Suyuan] and a daughter [Jing-mei]. Tan narrates the different ideology that of a mother who was born in China well before communist revolution and thus […]

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Although Amy Tan, Frank O’Connor, and Tom Whitecloud

Although Amy Tan, Frank O’Connor, and Tom Whitecloud are three different writers with very diverse backgrounds, their stories have some similar themes.  All three of these stories deal with problems that children face because they come from a different culture than others in their family.

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