SA4 Completed - Borrego 1 Genevieve Borrego ENG 131 Professor Aoki-Marcial Short Assignment Four In Amy Tan\u2019s Mother Tongue she discusses broken

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Borrego 1 Genevieve Borrego ENG 131 Professor Aoki-Marcial 11/13/20 Short Assignment Four In Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue, she discusses broken English and how her mother as an immigrant from China and her being a first-generation American impacted her. Within this, she discusses the factors of broken English and looking at awareness and discrimination against it in comparison to standard formal English. For instance, Tan says how she caught herself saying in a furniture store ‘not waste money on that’ which easily translates to we should not waste money on that. One time her mom said when discussing with a former gangster in her hometown “father wasn’t looking down on him but did not take seriously”. We can make sense that he meant “his father didn't look down at him, but he just didn't take him seriously” and it is rather easy to comprehend. Amy Tan and her previous works such as Joy Luck Club and Kitchen God's Wife focuses on relationships between mother and daughters, specifically, on mothers and daughters with which the mother is an immigrant and a new culture. She also looks at the Chinese culture and when two cultures clash with each other. In this sense, Amy Tan can be said that she is, and her work is inspired by her communicating with her mother, her mother who speaks broken English, and the insights it has provided her. As discussed in Mother Tongue, Amy Tan within grade school did not excel in English rather she excelled in math and sciences and she even entered college in hopes of getting a degree in the medical field. However, within her first year despite her professors telling her, it is not her strong suit, she earned a major in English. Though it is in the contemporary movement, her work also fits in with feminism and literature due to her being

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