Amy Tan Mother Tongue And Rdquo Analysis

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26 Oct 2009 In my analysis we will compare the wittings of Amy Tans “Mother Tongue” and “Se Habla Espanol” written by Tanya Barrientos. And show the views and prejudices placed by society on those whom don’t speak the perfect language. As well as the negative and positive affects it as placed upon the lives of Amy Tan’s mother and Tanya Barrientos. But on the flip side you have Amy Tan’s writing of “Mother Tongue” in which she describes that her culture was embraced into the home, that both English and the Chinese language was a regularly mixed ingredient inside the home. Society has also played an important influence on both these Authors as Tanya Barrientos explains in Se Habla Espanol. Because of her families desire to have English to be the only spoken words in the home, she tells of how she grew up around few Latino’s. And that speaking Spanish reflected your social status of being poor, and that you where limited to a meager life of housekeeping and waiting tables. That even ambitions for ones future was frowned upon because of the language that her family denied to speak. This very thought by society is reflected in (3rd paragraph 489). “Your children are always behind, and you have the nerve to bring them…show more content…
Even her daughter as well as society later refers her mothers English as broken. And because of that in her younger years, Amy felt somewhat embarrassed by her mothers English. And felt that her view of her mother was legit because of instances as such in (3rd paragraph 507). “I had plenty of empirical evidence to support me: the fact that people in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear

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