An Analysis Of Tongue-Tied

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In the narrative “tongue-Tied” one can see the many messages the author gives. One in particular is being silence won't bring about any change whatsoever. The young Chinese girl finds out her mother cut her tongue, specifically the frenum, and all for the sake of not being tongue-tied. Ironically the young girl was severely tongue tied and remain silent for a long period of time. She was not only not able to speak properly, but she had no choice but to be silent. I wonder how a mother could do something so horrific to their children, and make it seem like everything is perfectly fine when its not. Therefore it reminded me of the times where I was not only silent but also ashamed and embarrassed. As one of the few Somali black kids in my
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