Ms. Anzaldua purpose of this essay was to call attention to how people should not be ashamed to speak their native tongue. When analyzing Gloria Anzaldua’s writing “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” from her book: The New Mestiza, it is important to note her background. She comes. Read a response essay example on ‘How to Tame a Wild Tongue’ by Gloria Anzaldua where the author investigates the negative social.

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Gloria Anzaldúa, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”

Skip to main content. The last time I had gone to Vietnam was in elementary school, and I feel like I had lost a lot of the roots that I had. But they feel that they will not give up what makes them who they are; they will not give up their language, and one day when the Western European institutions fall to pieces and disappear, the Chicanos will still be there, unbreakable and malleable, going about their business.

H rated it it was amazing May 16, What happens when people start appearing in those artistic mediums to form a wils national or racial identity? And like Anzaldua I insist and protect my second language.

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The author exposed her feelings and experience supporting them with historical facts in a very effective way. She talks about the best way to undermine a Chicano is to talk badly of her language, which in turn would bring damage to her identity. Iqra Shagufta Cheema rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The first time she read a book by a Chicano author, written in Chicano spanish, by John Rechy, she realized that anzaldu had an identity all her own, and that her people could be writers as well.


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Gloria Anzaldua is a perfect example of how a person is capable of being self-validated despite negative reactions to diversity. Growing up, she was also surrounded by lots of sayings that only women had to follow, relating to how you should act and such.

Christy Moon rated it did not like it Aug tamee, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Tonyue whatever degree I feel comfortable or make myself speak or hoow Spanish, to that degree I feel my ethnicity. Francisco Rodriguez rated it it was amazing Feb 18, And yet there is something about her identity that erases her as female and as equal human: Andrea Juarez rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Refresh and try again.

Lauren Tollens rated it it was ok Sep 02, Notify me of new comments via email. Overall, this essay was interesting. A hybrid cross-genre book that combines poetry, history, socio-cultural analysis, spiritual philosophy, and memoir writing.

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The psychological borderlands, the sexual borderlands, and spiritual borderlands are not particular to the Southwest. It helped me become more aware of the issues that not only surround Chicanos, but people as a whole who are multicultural. Click on this button now Order Now. But, she says, there are more ways tlngue identify than the language or music or art; food is a big cultural identifier for her.

But many of the Chicanas she speaks now, she speaks to in English, especially in California, where they do not want to be recognized as Chicana by the dialect.


Yet she does not fully identify as American with American values, nor does she identify fully with Mexican values.

I grew up between two cultures, The Mexican with a heavy Indian influence and the Anglo as a member of a colonized people in our own territory. Although the dentist did not mean her accent, her reaction proves that she has had problems with the way she speaks and that makes her stay conscious of what other people think of her when she speaks. Christine Severn rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Erica rated it it was amazing Nov 04, A language defines a culture.

Feminism is another part of the discussion, as female identity is erased in the language, with the masculine forms of Spanish words always prevailing in the Chicano dialect.

How To Tame a Wild Tongue

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Great essay that breaks stereotypes about the Spanish language. Your email address will not be published. Kyle Bigham rated it liked it May 30, The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work. What does it mean to be a woman in a world where there are not linguistic identifiers for women?