According to the reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan

March 28, 2019 0 Comment

According to the reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. She writes, “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life”. In this phrase she means that her mother’s language could have affected her life, but why or how? It was because how people reacted to it, the way society distinguished. As she illustrates some life examples on how her mother’s english language takes part in form her own personality. Especially on achievement tests, such as IQ tests, and the SAT. Also hearing her mother spoken ” limited english” at home conduct her to do bad on English courses at school too, rather than her science and math courses in where she got an excellent grade. Consequently taking her away of pursuing her objective in life.
Tan states that the perception she had for her mother was limited English and that her mother expresses by the wrong thoughts she had.


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