Compare And Contrast How To Tame A Wild Tongue

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During this essay, I will be discussing the differences between Gloria Anzaldua’s, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” and Richard Rodriguez’s, “ Aria”, as well as the similarities, to determine which one is a personal preference as an acceptable debate. Firstly, let’s go over the key details in each reading, starting with Gloria Arizaldua’s “ How to Tame a Wild Tongue.” This reading sort of threw me off in the beginning, but as you slowly and carefully read through it you gain its sense of purpose. The author starts by promptly introducing us to a physical way life forces her to control her tongue, which is the tool for controlling your language, speech and so forth. The reading is more publically accepting than “Aria.” Here’s why. The author’s …show more content…
This reading “Aria,” by Richard Rodriguez, is sort of a special one that also threw me off, but for this one a little but longer than just in the beginning as too Gloria’s. The author starts off by stating the education system makes bilingual students miss a great deal by not teaching them about their languages. Also at a young age the author was told to speak English in the classroom so he could get a better understanding of their teachings. Which is understandable everyone should be taught within the same pace of a classroom and that the nuns who taught wanted to make sure he was getting a full education. But that could be countered as well, not all students learn at the same pace. Teachers/nuns and the schooling system usually adjust for kids who can’t learn at the same pace. But the author sort of surprised me and threw me off a great deal by stating he resented the thought of having to use another language, because it wasn’t his own. Quoted in the earlier paragraphs, “But I couldn’t believe that the English language was mine to use. (In part, I did not want to believe it.)” The author felt as if the more he converged to the public language and society, the more things personal to him would change. The readers supporting evidence differs from Gloria’s Essay. Her supporting leads were to change her language up in many ways so people …show more content…
Solely for the fact, that just me, as a reader can relate to Gloria Anzaldua’s, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” makes it more of a valid debate for me. Although on the other hand, not to completely shoot down “Aria” by Richard Rodriguez. Towards the end of his reading his debate became more or so valid. We all have to sacrifice something in order to converge into the adult life we call “Public society.” Richard sort of felt his sacrifice was his true identity. These are my thoughts on the debate. Now I wonder if my debate could be considered valid in anyone’s personal

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