Response To Mother Tongue By Amy Tan
I enjoyed reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan. I thought by just reading the first paragraph that I was able to make a strong connection with Amy Tan and her essay.
Throughout most of my life, my great grandparents were around. Both of them were right off the boat from Sicily, Italy. You could say they didn?t have the best English. But, my family and I were able to understand their language almost perfectly. It was a language in which we had grown up around and became accustomed too. Their language could be described as ?broken? English. They always had trouble going places, and often got frustrated when they didn?t receive the same service that Americans did. They would find themselves asking their children or other family members to speak for them in public, make phone calls, and translate certain phrases and words for them. My grandmother told me that she felt as though while she and her siblings were in school, they were looked down upon because their parents couldn?t speak proper English. Even though Amy Tan and her mother are of Asian decent, I was able to find some
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