These factors contribute to the author’s intent in clarifying the purpose of the article, which is that a limitation in speech does not necessarily mean a limitation in life. Although her mother faced many struggles due to her inability to speak English properly, the ideas and the intent behind the verbal mistakes are what matters—words are sometimes more than mere words, because the connotations and intentions of the words are what truly count. After many years of writing, Tan realizes that she is becoming someone who she is not, and she ends up changing her style of writing and speaking because of her mother, who essentially changed Tan’s perception of language. With the use of rhetorical devices, it seems that Tan’s intended purpose is solely to send a supportive message to her mother, but it seems that she addresses a far broader audience, particularly American-born individuals whose parents have emigrated from elsewhere. Her aim is to help the first-generation people recognize the difficulty of being an immigrant in the United States and the challenges their parents face.
Our “Mother Tongue” is what gives us identity; it defines who we are, and therefore, people should value their native languages. The effect of western education on the relationship between parents and children is also another theme in the article. The initial bad relationship between Tan and her mother is caused by Tan’s feeling that that her mother is uncivilized and uneducated. This problem is common in the present world where once children have attained western education, they start disrespecting their parents or disassociating with them because they feel ashamed of the parents’ mother tongue influenced English. It is important that people learn to appreciate their parents irrespective of their level of education or their cultural background; after all, we owe our lives to
This short story has reminded me of what my own mother is currently going through right now. She has lost everything from bankruptcy all the way to losing my step father to his affair with alcoholism. The feelings of loneliness and desperateness that I feel for my mother is what I experienced while reading this story. I feel as though my mother feels like there is no way out and could totally relate to Jennie and Jeff. I would love to fix everything for her but I know the only way is to keep going to school.
Amaka acts a catalyst to some extent for Kambili’s changes along with Aunt Ifeoma. Without Amaka’s and Aunt Ifeoma’s pressure, Kambili would have not opened her door to the outer world and new experiences. The inner character of Amaka influenced Kambili to change over time. Kambili was quiet, shy, and always tried to win papa’s love. Her actions were based upon whether papa’s acceptance and always thought about whether papa would love what she was doing or not.
I will compare what Zinsser’s outlook on the category was and if Montross had the same outlook or if she didn’t. Starting off with repetition, Zinsser saw that as the writer your job was too keep the reader as interested as possible and wanting them to not the close the book until they reached the end of the story. When repetition is brought up in reading it is like your mother when they keep on nagging you to do the chores and repeating it over and over again until you do so. You hate it then and are sure to hate it also when it comes into your reading and the author is not even your mother. You are not going to keep on reading if the book can be done in the first five pages and the rest of the pages is just repetition of those first five pages.
Education is when some people consciously teach and others learn from the teacher. If we all teach our kids around the world to be better than we are, regardless of living circumstances, we will change social. The girl theory, is so heart breaking because I feel it is so true. It seems the older I get, the preteen pregnancy is getting worse. In most cases I believe preteen pregnancy is a reflection of that little girls life.
Anna quotes "I thought that she could teach me much about how to manage alone as a woman in the world." Anna here is talking about Anys and she hopes that she could learn her ways of her life for her own benefit. Before Tom dies Aphra tells Anna, ‘why do you let yourself love and infant so? I warned you, did I not, to school your heart against this?’ Aphra tells anna this to make a point that she told her so, that not to get too close to her children before they grow up because of the circumstances and how Aphra had lost all her children. This shows how the power of love can affect people, even tho Aphra wasn’t a big fan of Anna she still made a point out with some sense of caring.
Self-concept This assumption refers to adults believing they are in control and responsible for their lives; they prefer to be treated and viewed as independent, self-directed and capable. Adults typically want to choose what they want to learn, when they want to learn it, and how they want to learn. When I first started my undergraduate program, my mother used to do everything for me; so being away from her was hard. Over time, I had to learn how to be more responsible and figure out started situations on my own. It became a point in time where I would try to seek advice from my mother, but she would tell me to do what you think is best.
Mrs. Garvin taught English to the honor students, and she treated them very different than her mainstream students. Finally, Mrs. Garvin was so mean and impatient with her class. She would teach the matter and scream if someone stopped her to ask a question. She lacked patience and consideration for her students. I always thought a good teacher was one who wanted their students to progress.
My mom encourages me to do things I’ve always wanted to do. Some things that I’ve wanted to do, sometimes insists towards bad things, but my mom doesn’t stop me. She wants me to do it and try new things, so I can learn from my mistakes. If she just tells me that its not good to do those things, I won’t know why and I’ll still be curious about it until i actually do it. She also encourages me to do things that will keep me happy.