If a person, Chicana or Latina, has a low estimation of my native tongue, she also has a low estimation of me. Often with mexicanas y latinas we’ll speak English. GLORIA ANZALDUA. How to Tame a Wild Tongue. Gloria ArizaldiUi bom in in the Rio Grcuule Valley o f South. Texas. At age eleven she began working in. 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.

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Summary, Response and Reflection of “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”

In her writing, Gloria Anzaldua motivates minority people not to be discouraged and accept the fact that they are different and special and take the challenge of being bilingual in the USA. Identity, in relation to language, is hand-in-hand.

Sep 15, Cynda rated it really liked it Shelves: Log In Sign Up. But Gloria does not identify herself socially with either of the groups so her language is appropriate for people who speak it too.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Her language was a source of turmoil which caused her anger and frustration as well as problems concerning her self-esteem and how she valued herself.


How To Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

These people come from diverse, complex backgrounds. H rated it it was amazing May 16, Gloria considers her accent as an essential feature that identifies her.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Grace Durand rated it really liked it Dec 11, 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. She is passionate about her identity and language, and It is quite clear when she begins to speak about her experience in trying to teach English to the Chicano students and strayed off of the curriculum.


The language she spoke was a source of uncertainty that resulted in her being angry and frustrated. She thinks that Chicano Spanish emerged because these people wanted to identify themselves as a unique group.

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A language defines a culture. And like Anzaldua I insist and protect my second language. Speaking Vietnamese has been a struggle also.

Chicano is a mix of almost everything, from the standard Spanish to Southern Texas Spanish. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. Linda rated it it was amazing Mar tamw, Karen Loredo rated it really liked it Jun yame, Books by Gloria E. Marianne rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Ferris McIntyre rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Archives March February January The Spanish language, in whatever variant, is our shared language.

Francisco Rodriguez rated it it was amazing Feb 18, May 29, Calixta Grigoriou rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

As a child she had many obstacles and stereotypes to overcome because of her accent. My type, a bare minimum Soanglish is left out.

How To Tame a Wild Tongue

Growing up, she was also surrounded by lots of sayings that only anzalldua had to follow, relating to how you should act and such. The problems she had identifying with her environment because of her language could have permanently affected her personal identity. Erica rated it it was amazing Nov 04, In this way, language unites and helps different people to identify with one another.

How to Tame a Wild Tongue Summary and Response Gloria Anzaldua is an American novelist, poet, essayist, and critic and she is considered to be a significant figure in modern Chicano literature. I am definitely going to be adding more personal experiences in future assignments, as I feel like she had done a perfect job with connecting to other people who may also deal with this issue. Lauren Tollens rated it it was ok Sep 02, Cam rated it it was amazing Oct 17, This was just a metaphor of her language or tongue.


To whatever degree I feel comfortable or make myself speak or write Spanish, to that degree I feel my ethnicity. Great essay that breaks stereotypes about the Spanish language.

Anzaldua also makes an attempt to persuade the audience to accept the fact that some people might speak differently, and that American citizens have to change their mindset towards diversity. Eveline Vandewalle rated it really liked it May 28, I feel left out.

She comes from a very diverse background; her parents were immigrants, she was born in south Texas, and she identifies herself as a lesbian Chicana feminist. Andrea Juarez rated it it was amazing Sep 06, She had always struggled with identity, and this can be found in her childhood.

The use of Spanish not only assists the English text in making a point, but moves beyond what English is able to express to include other dimensions and meanings more ably present in Spanish. Refresh and try again.

Inshe moved to California, where she supported herself through her writing, lectures, and occasional teaching stints about feminism, Tamw studies, and creative writing at San Francisco State University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Florida Atlantic University, among other universities.