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Anzaldua Essay

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Cover Letter While write this summary & analysis paper the thing that I think was working well was that I knew what I was doing. The reason I believe this is because everything of how the essay should have been done was clearly explain during class and in the outline. I think also, because I was working in it in sections. For example for one day in class I had to do part of the essay. Then for another day I needed to do another part and like this was much easier. I was conceitedly reminded of doing it will working on it. Even though I was working in this essay while in I was in class it was a little difficult in doing it. It was difficult in the aspect that even though I knew what to do ...view middle of the document...

Another thing would be that I would read the article more in detail. Despite it's my first essay I write again after a year and half I feel confident but at same time nervous. I feel confident because I was able to write what I was "supposed" to write. However, I'm nervous too because I don't if I did correctly because I feel I needed more time to fix several things. I hope I meet the required standards need for the essay. If not will need to try harder next time and if I don't understand something, ask for help. Go to writing labs can be another option despite how I do.Mario RamirezEnglish 1302-26Dr. ParkSeptember 14, 2014Assignment #1How to Tame a Wild TongueGloria Anzaldua's "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" (1987), emphasizes about the problem she faces over her own language and how she is identify through her language; language is her identity. Anzaldua observe about the Chicanos and the different types of languages in the borderlands. Anzaldua acknowledge about people who are neither Spanish nor live in a country in which it is the first language; for people who live in a country in which English is the native tongue but who are not Anglo. For people who can't fully identify with either standard Spanish nor standard English. She mentions how they are criticizing by both sides and even their own heritage. How the Anglo want them to forget their native language and speak standard English. Anzaldua emphasizes the importance to have their own language their identity, a language that mixes a little of both. Anzaldua uses interjections of Spanish and personal anecdotes to show the strong relationship between language and identity. That one's language must be preserved and celebrated in to appreciate, and have pride in it and not be ashamed. Langue and culture are inseparable; with langue suffering variations as the culture varies or changes.In "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" Anzaldua expresses her feelings about social and cultural difficulties that immigrants face when being raised in the U.S. By establishing comprising among Spanish, English and their variations and how cultural imperialism influence on people's preference to speak a langue rather than another, Anzaldua points out social problems. She mentions problems such as sexism, low self-esteem and identity construction. Anzaldula acknowledges both sides of the acceleration process. In the Anglo side, there is the urgency of adaption. Meaning that if someone choses to immigrate to the U.S, they should embrace the langue and culture in order to be accepted. On the other hand, there are the Hispanics families who want their children to succeed, thus they need to speak proper English with almost no accent. Anzaldula only wants to be able to freely speak Chicano Spanish and have their own language, culture and identity respected.We can see this in our life that many Hispanics parents make their children speak proper English. Making them get rid of their accent and no letting their children speak...

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