Essay on Stereotypes Of Children By Amy Tan

1015 Words Oct 30th, 2016 5 Pages
There are stereotypes about individuals whose primary language is not English. Many like to judge those individuals harshly and unfairly. Society has played a huge part in the lives of individuals who have ‘limited’ English. Even though, there are many that do not talk or understand English properly yet they should still be treated fairly. Amy Tan and her mother relate to this stigma. People should not judge a book by its cover because you never know if that individual with ‘limited’ English can soon read, speak, and write similar to a native English person. There are those who like to underestimate people who do not know ‘proper’ English, however, there’s resources to help and improve their use of language. Society can place people based on their abilities. For example, on their test result or their strengths and weaknesses. Based on those abilities it affect individuals in different ways. Such as, Amy Tan who had faced challenges to be a writer and Amy Tan’s mother Daisy who had a hard time in the hospital because doctor and nurses could not understand her. Amy Tan was born in Oakland,California, therefore, she is Chinese-American. In “Mother Tongue,” Any stated that she was made keenly aware of the different Englishes she used. She also said, “I do think the language spoken in the family, especially, in immigrant families which are more insular, plays a large role in shaping the language of the child.” Therefore, she believed that has influenced her achievement test,…

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