How Amy Tan Relates The Immigrant Experience With Her Mother’s

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Acceptance is an important step to communication. The prejudiceness of people can push acceptance away lacking the communication that could bring them together. In Amy Tan's essay, "Mother Tongue," she tells about her mother's immigrant experience and her feelings towards her mother's struggles with the English language.Many people come to the U.S. hoping for a better life, but are faced with tough challenges. Of all the challenges they are faced with, the language barrier is one of the hardest to break through. Tan's mother has gone through many ...view middle of the document...

It is a shame how these highly educated officials in which we think so highly of can be so low.In a way, we can all relate to Tan's embarrassment towards her mother. I am pretty sure there has been times when our parents are faced with something they are not familiar with and they struggle with it to try to get pass it the best they can. At the time, we do not see how much harder it is for our parents being in the situation then it is for us because we are just there with them. When we think back, we see our parents hardship and are embarrassed and ashamed at ourselves for being so inconsiderate of their effort to deal with the situation. From Tan's essay, we can see how her feelings towards her mother's limited English changed as she matured. First being ashamed and now more considerate and accepting.Communication is an important part of our everyday life. Prejudiceness and inconsiderateness should not have to be part of our lives too, for they are not important.In order to break the language barrier that is cutting our communication we mush learn to be more accepted. It is hard enough that immigrants came from a worse place looking for a better life here. There is no point in making things harder for them by making them feel outcasted and belittled.

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