She had invested the time trying to make Jing-mei a prodigy because she was her last hope. Jing-meiâ€™s mother had lost two children while in China. Jing-meiâ€™s mother also expected her to be a prodigy because she was a Chinese immigrant; she felt immigrants had to prove that they were as talented as or more talented than Americans were. <br> <br>Jing-meiâ€™s mother didnâ€™t know what she wanted her to do, so she experimented. First came the dancing and singing trails, â€œ at first my mother wanted me to be a Chinese Shirley Templeâ€ (Tan 450).
To make her point clear she uses a lot of pathos and a lot of examples from experiences with herself and her two daughters, Louisa and Sofia. At the beginning when she tells the stories about her daughters trying to fight back you think ’what a terrible mother’, but she uses this feeling to support the view the readers have on the Chinese mothers as being mean to their kids so that afterwards she can tell how it turned out good and therefor the way she raises her kids is the best. Amy Chua has a high ethos because she is a professor at Yale which is a very respected job, and as a parent it makes her more reliable because she tells the reader that her parents treated her the same way that she treats her daughters, and as we can see she has been very successful. Also she uses loghos: ”In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70 % of the Western mothers said either that ”stressing academic success is not good for children” or that ”parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun”. By contrast,
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan The article “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan is mainly about the author’s thoughts and judgments on broken English in comparison to Standard English. Tan is an American writer who was born in China and is torn between two different worlds: the American society and the Chinese society, which have very diverse societal behaviors and values (Tan 142-146). Tan describes how she relates with her mother who, according to her, speaks broken English. She talks about the limitations of her mother’s English including its advantages and disadvantages. This paper provides a summary of the article, including its major themes.
In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua argues her point on why she agrees that the “Chinese Mother” method of parenting is more Superior to the “Western Parenting” techniques. She claims “Chinese parents raise stereotypically successful kids” like math and music genius compared to Western raised children. Chua states she uses the terms “Chinese mother” and “Westerns parents” loosely to describe the difference between the two styles of parenting. Chua argues that if Western parents were to imply actionable force and monitored their children daily activities they also will dominate in all aspects of life. According to Chua, Chinese parents do not only set strict rules and regulations that their children have to abide by, but they also use negative reinforcement when their children do not want to obey their orders.
Response to Article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”: Justification In the article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” Amy Chua argues her point that Chinese parents have the best ways in parenting their children in comparison to the ways of Western parents. She supports her point by giving a personal example of how she parents her daughter with harsh discipline and how it proved to be effective for her daughter. I disagree with the author’s position and find that this is not a valid claim. Amy Chua writes that the best way to protect their children is to prepare them for the future by testing their abilities and reinforcing strict rules. Chua emphasizes that the different parenting mode Chinese parents use in comparison to that of Western parents reflect how “they would give up anything for their children.” However, from children’s perspectives, would children appreciate and acknowledge such a parenting mode and believe that their Chinese parents truly care them?
This is the first time that Kingston explicitly tells which additions to the story are her own. Not only is she referencing the story at hand, but she is also alluding to her life. While her mother very much colored her childhood, Kingston will be dictating the direction of the rest of her life. Kingston tells the story of Ts’ai Yen, a poetess captured and made to live with barbarians. Towards the end of the tale, Kingston tells of a song Ts’ai Yen sings: “Her words seemed to be Chinese, but the barbarians understood their sadness and anger…her children did not laugh, but eventually sang along” (209).
It was harder for women because lower class women had to leave the inner quarters because they need to feed there family’s. In “A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Women” by Ida Pruitt, it is a first-hand look at the life of a lower class women in the late late-Imperial China. Ning Lao Taitai’s life is described and how as a lower class women and her struggle with Confucian values. Ning pre-married life was much like girls of upper class families. She was able to play with any children, it didn’t matter what gender, until she was thirteen.
Power In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan writes about a character, Lindo Jong, a young woman growing up in China while enduring an arranged marriage. She is not extremely happy about the situation but wants to satisfy her parents’ wishes. Lindo learns about the powers of invisible strength and uses them to her advantage. Lindo’s invisible strength helps her through her struggle to retain her Chinese identity. Lindo Jong learns from an early age the powers of invisible strength, which is hiding one’s thoughts until the time is right to reveal them, and believing in one’s inner self even when one finds oneself in trouble.
In most cases they choose school and a classic instrument to be the first priorities for their kids. Amy Chua writes about improving the kid’s self-esteem as one of her three main differences between Chinese and Western family’s mind-sets. First, I’ve noticed that Western parents are extremely anxious about their children’s self-esteem. They worry about how their children will feel if they fail at something, and they constantly try to reassure their children about how good they are notwithstanding a mediocre performance on a test or at a recital. In other words, Western parents are concerned about their children’s psyches.
Why Chinese Moms Are Superior The document “Why Chinese Moms are Superior” written by Amy Chua depicts the lifestyle of a stereotypical American-Asian family and its success in mastery of many areas of extracurricular, some of which include piano playing and math solving skills. In Amy’s journal, she discusses particularly about her two daughters and how the strict rules that were reinforced helped her daughters become better at certain activities which they are expected by Asian traditions to master. Amy lists off many things her two daughters were forbidden to do, whilst normal children can. For example, Amy’s daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were not allowed to attend a sleepover or get a grade lower than an A. Following these strict prohibitions, it is evident that consequently, Sophia and Louisa will have much time on their hands, which in turn, their mom will use to enforce vigorous studying and practicing schedules, whichever subject or activity they may do.