Essay on `` Tiger Mom `` By Amy Chua

1064 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Every parent wants their children to be great leaders and intellectuals of the free world. Despite parents having this desire for their children, not every parent knows the correct parenting style in making this dream of theirs a reality. “Tiger Mom” was written by Amy Chua to offer an analysis of the behavior of parents who have children with exceptional academic performance and compare their parenting styles to parents who have similar expectations for their children but different outcomes. She makes it clear in the article that the term “Chinese parents” is used loosely to strict parents of any ethnic background. Likewise, Chua uses the term “Western parents” to describe more laid back and easy going parents of any ethnicity. She uses her own personal parenting methods, childhood experiences, and factual evidence to break down to readers her point of view on why Chinese children perform above average in school compared to Western children who are just average. In “Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mom”, Amy Chua uses pathos and logos to convince an American audience that the traditional Chinese style of parenting produces superior children.
Amy Chua begins by using pathos to connect how Chinese parenting style is the reason why she has achieved all that she has in her life childhood. “When I was extremely disrespectful to my mother, my father angrily called me “garbage” in our native Hokkien dialect. It worked really well.” Due to her she was raised built her self-esteem because…

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