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 In the article “Mother Tongue”, The writer Amy tan lets us know that every human being speaks different languages unconsciously and people like us around them judge them on what they do or how they speak, we are eventually putting them in categorizes by the way they speak, which is completely wrong. The author is a writer who is “fascinated by language in her daily life” and uses language as a daily part of her work as a writer. In the paragraphs 2 and 3 she tells the reader of the experiences that made her realized the different types of “Englishes” she uses. For example, when she noticed one of her “Englishes” was when walking with her mother and husband, she replied saying “not to waste money that way” which for her is an language used only by her family. Her mother’s “broken” English lets the readers know how much she actually understands and how much she struggles to speak a different language, this reminds us that even though her mother’s English seem to be “broken” it does not reflect her intelligence or the way she is. She emphasizes the fact that her mother recognizes that her opportunities and interactions with her in life are tightly limited by the way she speaks out to others. In a different experience, tan describes a personal experience about a day, her mother went to the family doctor of hers to get the results of a scan, the doctors ignored her, she was being ignored because of language abilities her mother had. That scenario represents how people behave when you do not know English. The writer says that people should be taking a person seriously because of their language can have dangerous consequences. Amy Tan comes to the conclusion that the language spoken, in immigrant families, plays a major role in shaping the language of a child. She realized that Asians do better in math rather than English, as they are not supported to speak English at their home. With Tan’s mother’s influence the writer decided to write her stories for people with “limited” English.  Just like the author, I have something in common as well, I also grew up in a newly immigrant family whose English might seem “limited” to others. I sometimes too have to be the spokesperson for my mom or my dad. The idea of people categorizing other people by the way they speak I believe it is completely wrong. After reading “Mother Tongue” my belief of not judging someone by the way they speak has made me feel much proud of what I think and what others can also think, it has also reminded me of all those high school times when my friends would say something bad about a person behind their back because they couldn’t express their ideas or feelings because their language skills was either broken or limited.

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