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  • Public Language
    698 words
    Often times, the single most difficult obstacle for immigrants to overcome, is the acquisition and utilization of a new language. For many immigrants, assimilating into a new culture is difficult. In "Aria", Richard Rodriguez describes the social and cultural difficulties immigrants encounter in America. He describes his awkward childhood as he attempts to come to terms with his private identity (Spanish) and his public identity (English). Rodriguez emphasizes the need for a public language in o...
  • Mamets Mother Like Tans Mother
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    In David Mamets essay The Rake: A Few Scenes from My Childhood and Amy Tans story Jing-Mei Woo: Two Kinds, the authors describe their personal experiences. The essay and story are based upon the authors childhood memories. There are many similarities and differences in Mamets and Tans works. Both authors describe a childhood conflict; however, Mamet does not resolve his conflict whereas Tan does resolve it. The conflict between Tan and her mother occurs because her mother pressures her into bein...
  • June Like Tan
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    Amy Tan uses facts from her life and her own identity to create the character of Jing-Mei Woo for her first novel The Joy Luck Club. Amy Tan is a fictional writer, but unlike many other writers of that genre she writes about things that are very close to reality and her hart. In her firs published novel The Joy Luck Club Tan infuses the fictional part of the book with what seems to be facts from her own life. The novel contains autobiographical elements. FEMENIST STUDIES, (Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1...
  • Tumultuous Relationship Between Tan And Her Mother
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    Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents' expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to another extent even the title itself, "Two Kinds", shows the friction that Tan creates. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only be a look into her own life, rather it may ...
  • Local And Non Singaporean Readers
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    In "Foreign Bodies", although Hwee Hwee Tan explores what has been done before the blend of East and West, themes both light and serious the treatment has her own signature, and the political satire existing side by side with the Christian preaching is unique. The main effect that emerges is that of humour through the contradictions within each component and against each other, in the motley selection. Especially engaging is the expos on the cultural practices, idiosyncrasies and two-faced ness ...
  • Tan's Mother's English
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    Can you imagine what it would be like if you couldn't tell the one's you care about that you love them? Language is such an important part of our everyday lives. To these four courageous writer's language meant so much more, and was a way for them to express who they really were. There is Amy Tan who loved English so much that she was ashamed of her mother. The truly inspirational Helen Keller, overcame being deaf and blind. To be one of the most influential writers of our time There is Fredrick...
  • Tan's Writing Style Amy
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    Amy Tan's Writing Style Amy Tan's Writing Style Essay, Research Paper? Rules of the Game? Amy Tan's writing style is about the Chinese-American culture integrated with life stories. She gives the reader an opportunity to gain knowledge about the way of life her family, friends, and even herself have had. Tan's main purpose of writing is to educate people about growing up as a minority. In her stories, ? Tan is handing us the key with no price tag and letting us open the brass-bolted door.? (Gill...

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