Tan also uses“different English with her family (mother /husband) that she grew up with”. Amy Tan has provided us with many examples. Tan states on page 789 “As a case in point, a television station recently interviews my mother and I didn’t see it when it was aired, but my mother did. She was telling me what happened. She said that everything she said, which was in English, was subtitled in English, as if she had been speaking in pure Chinese.” But to her mother she saw nothing wrong with the way she talked and it was absurd for the Television station to make her sound as if she was an illiterate English speaker or speaking Chinese.
Observations about Cleo Louise Belle Olivarez-Torres Keiser University Mrs. Steenekamp Observations about Cleo Cleo is a 25 months old Filipino girl. Her family migrated here to the United States two years ago. She lives with both of her parents, grandmother, uncle, and her favorite aunt in a single family home in the Lake Nona area. Cleo’s father is a pilot and works at United Airlines. Cleo’s mother is a nurse and works at Florida Hospital.
In neither the book nor the movie did Janie want to marry the old stranger, and she ended up leaving him for another guy, Jody Starks. Because of Jody's constriction, Janie never felt as though she was living her life to her fullest. Both the book and the movie note Janies love and conection with nature. Unlike in the book, the movie missed out on alot of details that the book had had. For one, in the book Janie tells Phobe her story from when she found out she was colored, the movie did not have that in it.
Dream nominates by Tenaya Darlington Tenaya the Author speaks about her parents, aspiration hall. The rest home Tenaya grew up in had a bathroom, a tub in it, and no shower. The rooms were small comparing it to clubhouses, with a root cellar divided for her fare downs music room and a play room. Every year her parents would speak of re-arranging the house, but it would neer materialize and they would reply were waiting for our dream house, well in all probability move next year. After twenty odd nearly years, her parents finally moved.
Ja’Niece Grayson Grayson 1 Prof. K. Douglass English 50 25 September 2011 Essay #2, Prompt #3: Public Self vs. Private Self In the essay “ From Outside, In” Barbara Mellix expresses how her and her family use the two different languages, Standard English and Black English, at different times to show that they can speak proper English when needed as well and not just black English. Her story relates to having a public a private self because she is switching in between two different languages as if they were two different lives; while at home with her mom she would speak Black English, and then when she is out in public she speaks Standard English. A public self is who and how someone acts outside of their private self, which may or may not show the real personality of who they are. The advantage between having a public and private self is being able to communicate and meet new people in the process; I
For example, "It has become our language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk, the language I grew up with" (397). Tan is so used to hearing her mother talk in a "Broken" (398) English, which she does not seem to notice much of a difference between broken English and clear English. She grew up listening to her mother talk this way and has gotten used to it. This way when Tan and her mother talk it is how their family talks, their own special way they communicate to one another. Rodriguez shares this same family quality like Tan and her mother’s language.
Lisa’s mother, a teacher in DISD, divorced the father four years ago and intentionally moved to Highland Park for the quality of the school district. Lisa is four foot, four inches and weighs seventy-five pounds. Lisa’s mother believes her daughter is about to go through a growth spurt as her stomach area appears to still have some “belly fat” and her trunk has yet to elongate. Lisa’s room was decorated in pink and held a wide assortment of toys, dolls, movies, and electronic equipment such as a television, DVD player, game system, and a laptop. She is a fourth grade student at John S. Armstrong Elementary School in Highland Park and was eager to show us her homework assignments and various worksheets she had recently completed at school.
She would get mad and cancel your day. My sister could never figure out why she was home, and I was out having fun. When the chores were done it was playing time for me and my motorcycle. Now when my mother brought my motorcycle, she never would take me and get my license. It was like out of sight out of mind.
We never speak English to each other. Since our first language is mandarin, plus my mother is not really an English speaker, we will only speak mandarin to each other. She will go to adult school for ESL class and learn English skills. However, she will always put single terms into one sentence with non-grammatical way. In the article, I like how Tan said, “I was forced to ask for information.” Even though I don’t have to pretend I am my mother, but I get the feeling that who ever speak better English had the responsibilities to help out the situation.
How will she understand your feelings? Jing-mei Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan, Waverly Jong, Lena St. Clair grown up speaking English and drinking Coco-cola, free to choice their jobs, their life styles and their husbands. But they also carry the hopes and expectations of their mothers: Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, Ying-ying St Clair., who left unspeakable sorrows behind them in China to travel to America where their children will have choices that were denied to them. But it’s also a country of change and confusion, a place where the Chinese idea of “joy luck” doesn’t mean the same to an American-born mind. Each mother and daughter tell her own story.