Analysis Of The Poem ' Mother Tongue ' By Amy Tan Essay

1733 Words Feb 21st, 2016 null Page
Edwin Land once said, “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” In the two different writing, both authors come from very different backgrounds, but have similar messages. Amy Tan talks about not being afraid to do what you love, even if people tell you that you should major in something else. Anne Lamott discusses how you should not be afraid to write your first draft of a paper, it is suppose to be horrible. In her essay, “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan discusses the hardships with her and her mother’s types of English, while in “Crummy First Drafts”, Anne Lamott talks about getting over your fears when writing the first draft of a paper; both of the authors essays vary in structure and tone, but have similar styles and purposes for writing. One similarity of both essays is Lamott and Tan both have a similar purpose. Tan’s purpose is to show people how even if you have a language barrier, you should not judge them on their outside appearance. For example, in Tan’s essay she says, her mother was in the hospital and the nurses would not give her the time of day since they had trouble understanding her. Tan came in and talked to the nurses about finding her mother’s test results and they ended up finding them (420). The nurses did not consider how Tan’s mother felt when they ignored her. Similarly, Lamott’s message is that your first draft does not have to be amazing, the writing process takes time. No one should judge you based on your “crummy first…

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