and if you can sound convincing enough, the things you say can immediately become true. Tan feels that because she grew up in a home where “broken” language was used, she was denied the opportunity to become a linguistic person. The more well-spoken a person is, the more powerful that person looks and is taken more seriously. Being able to speak the English language well can be very important in landing a good job and making a good intelligent first impression.
Perna 27. By envisioning a reader like her mother Tan is able to write in a way understandable byall readers, but still have meaning and depth. The exposure Tan has had to so many different forms of English and other languages has given her a vast understanding of how to write to all audiences. This awareness of the effect of the diction she uses in her writing is what makes her such a great author.Rhetoric and Style2. The anecdotes that Tan uses in this essay provide evidence on her theories of how language can affect how a person is valued in society. The situations with the CAT scan and Stockbroker were pretty similar, until addressed by someone who could properly speak the English language, Amy Tan, the doctor, and stockbroker disregarded the existence of her mother. Also, the SAT story really showed how not having English or proper English as your first language can affect your scores, these tests are supposed to test your knowledge of the English