Unlke Yunior, she did not grow up in another country. Her struggle deals with finding an identity as a Chinese- American. Unlike the Domincan culture, which seems to be outspoken and open, the Chinese seem to encourage silence and secrets. The novel begins with Kingston’s mother saying, “You must not tell anyone,” before sharing the story with her daughter. - Silence is encouraged in their culture, allowing Kingston to develop into a shy, awkward girl with trouble adjusting.
After her aunt kicks her out of her house, Hannah began to cry and says “Don’t make me go, Tante Rose” (Horton 39). This shows that Hannah still loved her aunt and loved to play the piano. Even though Hannah broke the rules, she still wanted to study and become a famous pianist. However Tante Rose was still furious. Hannah is an eager, kind, and devoted person, while Tante Rose is an arrogant, selfish person who wanted Hannah to become a pianist for her own needs.
It is evident that Tan’s mother is considered by the society as inferior because of her broken English. Even her daughter was first ashamed of her due to the fact that she cannot speak good English that is understood by many people in the society. However, the significance of “Mother Tongue” in our lives is the overriding theme in the article. From the beginning, Tan struggles with her two different worlds. Being born in China but living in America, she seems ashamed of her roots and that is why she is embarrassed when her mother speaks broken English (Tan 142-146).
Summary of “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was written by Professor Amy Chua who is a Chinese mother of two. This article was published January 8th, 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. This article is mainly intended for what Chua refers to as “Western parents.” Amy Chua’s opinion is that these “Western” mothers fail at having successful children unlike Chinese mothers such as herself. According to Chua, Chinese mothers believe that if their child fails it is directed towards their parenting and that they have failed as a parent. Chua listed all the things she doesn’t allow her children to do, and she believes that it is correlated to how successful her children will be.
Mother Superior vs Mother Inferior A common stereotype about Asians is that their parents are strict and have extremely high expectations when it comes to school and extracurricular activities like playing the piano or violin. An Asian student may be scolded by a parent for receiving a grade lower than an A, while a western student might be praised for getting a B, an above average grade. Is it wrong to punish a child for not being successful, or is it wrong to lenient and have low expectations for a child? Both Chinese-style and Western-style parents want their children to be successful, but approach this goal in different ways due to variations in the definition of success and the culturally relative assumptions about the nature of relationships between children and parents. In Amy Chua’s article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” and Hanna Rosin’s “Mother Inferior”, both want what’s best for their kids, but their parenting styles are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations. She cannot escape the wrath of her mother, and continually surrenders to her mother's will. Also, Bella has felt she cannot start her own relationship because her mother, in an effort to protect her living children, she has trained them not to feel by hardening them with punishments such as locking them in a closet or beating them with her cane” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68).
I find it cruel for these parents to want their children to have fake teeth (flippers), fake tans, fake nails, and fake hair with highlights. I see the competitions as a way for mothers to compete against one another but also to live their life through their children. Some of the parents look like they can barely make ends meet financially each month. At first I thought the parents were making sacrifices in order to get future college scholarships, but soon found this was not the case. The winners get a meager $500 to $1000.
My mother is my best friend that I ever had in my life. I realize that my mother is a caring person in my life. I am very blissful to be a part of her life and I enjoyed that she is a part of mine too. She is the one who look after me when I
Jeing-Mei liked to practice best the fancier parts of songs that she could use her foot and leg to play. Things seemed to settle awhile until the day of her recital where the rebellion kicked in. Jeing-Mei hit a wrong note in the song she was playing and instead of correcting herself she continued to hit wrong keys on the piano. After making her mistakes Jeing-Mei looked at her parents for comfort but instead got rejected. “But my mother’s expression was what devastated me: a quiet, blank