English-language novels

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  • Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

    planned out for her. Since Tan’s parent’s were from China and neither ever attended college, she already expected that she would be the first generation to finish an education and have a real job when she would grow up. Coming from a family who did not know english well, Tan struggled from having a broken english at first. In one…

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  • Nobody Mean More To Me Than You And The Future Life Of Willie Jordan Essay

    Willie Jordan,” the students’ decision to write in Black English regarding the circumstances of Reginald Jordan’s death is something I can indirectly relate to. But before I get into that, let’s go over the several advantages and disadvantages of writing in this form of english that deviates greatly from the normalities of Standard English. The main issue in writing about Reginald Jordan’s death in Black English is that the general public won’t have much of an understanding of what is being…

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  • Personal Narrative: My English As A Second Language

    myself the same question in every grade, “Why does my English suck?” In school, I was the student that would just get by with C’s and barely grasp the concepts that I’ve been taught. I could not understand why I wasn’t good in English, but it was my first language. Then I realized that I wasn’t great in English because I disliked reading, and that was one significant way of learning it. Eventually, I found myself in a classroom full of students who can barely speak and write English and I felt…

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  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

    Cultural Competence 101 The medical biographic novel” The spirit catches you and you fall down,” by Anne Fadiman is a magnificent time capsule of the experiences faced by the Hmong peoples during their migration to America. However amusing the novel was from a literary standpoint, the novel described many deeply discerning attributes of the American health care system and Social Work arena of that time period. Although this novel describes the journey of one peoples immigration to America this…

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  • 1984 George Orwell Use Of Language Analysis

    important element in maintaining the domestic culture and identity which contribute to respecting the local characteristics of other societies and trying not to erase them. This leads to the enrichment and promotion of human civilization. Whereas "Figures of speech are the ways to make the language more colorful. So when we are using the non-literal words, we are in fact creating an imagery sense. " (Richards, 2000). And whereas a translator is a mediator…

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  • The Impact Of Low Social Status Of Chicano English

    The idea that Chicano English has a low social status is not novel to speakers of the dialect. Ms. Guerra, a San Francisco native who speaks Chicano English, says she feels like people take her less seriously, especially because her “vocabulary and grammar is not good to begin with.” Note that Guerra may think that her vocabulary and grammar is “not good” because she compares to to the standard and what she was taught in school, and does not validate the correctness of her own dialect. Rather…

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  • The Journey Of Olaudah Equiano Essay

    A stigma that was attached to English culture during the late eighteenth century is that to be considered entirely English you needed to be free of racial and cultural others. The preservation of the necessary boundaries between the colonised racial and the national self solely relied on the aspect of historical Englishness. Attached to every culture there are always particular stereotypes and being English is no different. Actions such as tea drinking and wearing silk garments were commodities…

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  • Examples Of The American Dream In The Kite Runner

    The American Dream is defined by the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity which are generally available to every American (The Free Dictionary). In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Baba and Amir seek these American ideals which seem to be more of an illusion than reality for them. Initially, Amir and Baba are witnesses to and the creators of discrimination which directly conflicts with the ideal of equality. They are also trapped by a language barrier that makes it…

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  • Sherman Alexie And Malcom X's Coming To An Awareness Of Language

    taught himself how to read at the young age of three. He also became the prime example of how he overcame the stereotype by reading relentlessly and with all the knowledge he gained, he later became a professional writer. Alexie’s passion for reading is comparable to Malcom X’s who ended up understanding the language thoroughly while imprisoned. In Malcolm X’s “Coming to an Awareness of Language” he expresses his lack of knowledge of the English language. He knew how to make his way around the…

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  • Relationships In Amy Tan, Putsata Reang, And Sherman Alexie

    had emigrated from China just a couple of years prior Tan, had the advantage of learning English at a young age. Growing up her mother played a huge role in her life; she was one of the reasons Tan became a writer. In her essay, Tan discusses the two Englishes she knows, the one she uses with her mother and, the one she uses with the rest of the world. Her mother was limited in the English language, causing her at times to be unable to communicate with someone. Tan could not grasp at the fact…

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