Tan’s Mother Tongue and Rodriguez’s Aria, touch on their struggle with their personalities not merely owing to their race, but due to the language they and their relatives spoke. There are numerous comparisons to the struggles they underwent. Rodriguez and Tan at various stages in life were both concerned with their craving for the affection of their family language differing with the want to communicate the language of the public (Dong 79).
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Though Rodriguez’s claims can be employed to relate to Tan’s essay, additional analysis shows that particular aspects of Tan’s claims can be utilized to critique Rodriguez’s assertions. In “Mother Tongue,” Tan asserts that the imperfect language that her mother talked about, had an impact on lessening her possibilities in life too.
Dong, Lan. Reading Amy Tan. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood Press, 2009. Print.