Name: Yen Linh Duong Title of Book: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
AP Lang Summer Homework Worksheet Most answers must be supported with SPECIFIC EXAMPLES from book and provide in-depth explanations in order to get CREDIT! You will complete 2 of these worksheets: one for each book. 1. Explain how the author(s) establish their credibility on the subject matter they are writing about. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, written by Amy Chua, was a story of Chua herself and her encounterance of different parenting styles. In her novel, Chua claimed that Chinese parenting was the most effective style and disapproved the Western style. To established the credibility of her book, Amy Chua experienced the parenting style herself, enforced it on her daughters, collected stories from others, and did some research on the topic. By having Chinese immigrant parents, Amy Chua had a firsthand experience of the Chinese parenting. She was demanded excellence in everything that she did, but despite these demanding expectations, Amy Chua was proud and even "found strength and confidence in her peculiar family" (Chua 17). Seeing how positively Chinese parenting affected her, Chua decided to use the method on her two daughters, but it backfired on her. "I HATE my life. I HATE you, and I HATE this family," screamed Lulu, her youngest daughter, as she desperately tried to make Chua stop all her controlling (Chua 205). Realizing how disconsolate she has made her family into, Amy Chua
They believe there children will become beater people but they don’t realize that they code be hurting them. Like Adler learned that his son is an “indigo,” a child with sensory and intellectual gifts not evident to most of the world (Hinckley). She tried medication but decided to stop because of the bad effects. Another example that shows that they believe their children will become beater people is Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which is about raising her two daughters. Title “Why Chines Mothers Are Superior,” (“Extreme Parenting.”). This book receives both negative and positive effects and also some death threats. Chua’s daughters, Sophia and Louisa were put to very strict discipline when they were young. This was
The book Monkey Bridge, by Lan Cao, is a semi autobiographical book that goes into the mind of a young Vietnamese woman named Mai. She grew up in Saigon during the Vietnam war, and fled to America in 1975. She's haunted by the horror of wars, is is desperate to forget her past and emerge herself into the American dream. But her mother, Thanh , is tethered to the ways, and tradition of Vietnam, and is scared of her new home. This results in Mai taking charge of the household, and in lots of ways nurturing her own mother. This mutated mother daughter relationship result in a void between them. The author uses this tension to create themes; War, and change can even split the bonds of a mother and daughter, and when one is split between two different worlds you can never be completely committed to either. But this book is misrepresented by its current cover, that does not show the depth of the book. A new cover is need to
Several years ago, Amy Chua’s book: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has triggered a lively debate about the strict parenting style. In the book, it is mentioned that Chua sets rules and restrictions, such as no sleepovers, practising music instruments every day, etc. As a result, her daughters achieve excellent grades in schools (Goodin ¶2-3). Chua’s parenting style is categorized as authoritarian. In Hong Kong, Chua’s style is popular. Parents put a lot of pressure on their children. Starting from primary level, children are asked to attend extra tutorials. From the parents’ eyes, “Practice makes perfect”. Hence, children will become more competitive. However, westerners oppose her methods. Some believe that giving no freedom to children is not conducive to one’s academic performance.
In the article, “Adapted From Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” Amy Chua, the author, gave some very valid points about how Western children and Chinese children are raised very diversely. Chinese parents are more strict and Western parents are more laid back. Most of the authors points that she made were backed up with statics so they were reliable and valid. There were just a few she didn't back up it was just her opinion. The statements about how the Chinese mothers raise their children are not agreeable or realistic. In all the authors article was valid and had some great points.
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On October 26th 1962, one of the most known authors was born: Amy Chua. Amy Chua was born in Champaign, Illinois in the Unites States. She was raised as a catholic. Despite her having ancestry whom are Chinese, to be more specific Kokkein dialect, she proudly carries around an American identity. She was born in the year of the Tiger. In their culture, that represents people who are fearless, powerful, noble, and authoritative. “My family comes from southern China’s Fujian Province, which is famous for producing scholars and scientists.” Her parents migrated from the Philippines to the States before she was born in order to continue their educational studies. Her father, “Leon Ong Chua is an American electrical engineer and computer scientist. He is a professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley.” His nationality is Holko and American. On the other side, the authors mother, Diana Chua was born in China and moved to the Philippines at the age of 2. She converted to Catholicism when she was in high school and received a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Santo Tomas. Amy has three sisters and they are all known to be successful in their own ways. Amy Chua has 2 daughters: Sophia and Louisa. With Chua’s Tiger parenting methods, Sophia seems to respect and listen to her mother which is the opposite than Lulu (Louisa). Lulu has more western characteristics. For example, she talks back and doesn’t respect her mother’s orders. Briefly, these aspects form her native identity.
I can relate to the characters from the novel Tears of a Tiger to my own life. For example The phone call between Rhonda and Keisha after they were alerted about an car wreck involving some high school boys from their school. Rhonda and Keisha were informed by a lady that works at Good Sam as it states on page eight chapter 3 . Rhonda went to the hospital only to find out that it was true , unfortunately she also received the news that Robert died as a result of the accident . I can relate to them because last year my brother was in a car accident . My father informed me as we were on our way to the hospital , he explained to me that my brother had to undergo surgery because is bone detached from his foot. On page 10 it says that “ no they
The most huge difference between those two people is the main reason why they want their children to become succeeding is totally different. In “Two Kinds”, the passage shows that “She had come here in 1949 after losing everything in China......There were so many ways for things to get better.” Those sentences shows that Amy’s mother lost a lot of things in China, so she wants her child to become succeeding to make everything become better. However, in “Tiger Moms”, the sentences “The first thing Chua wants you to know is that she is not a monster......this is how Chua herself was raised.” show that the reason why Amy Chua want her daughter to become succeeding is because that it is the way she experienced and she think it is useful to the lives of children, so she uses this traditional Chinese way to teach her daughters. Those two factors are the most huge difference between Amy’s mother and Amy Chua in “Two Kinds” and “Tiger Moms” respectively.
Emotions are expressed immediately at the beginning of the writing to have his readers grasp his feelings of the situation. Goldstein compares Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” a “depiction of Chinese-style extreme parenting” (Goldstein 272). He then continues to maintain the reader’s attention by explaining Chua’s parenting skills by addressing the fact how the children cannot have play dates, or even watch television. Goldstein inspires his readers by giving individual’s personal experiences that reflect how they became successful.
Amy is known as a ‘Tiger Mom”, one who pushes their children to be the best of the best academically. Chinese parents raise their children to meet high expectations.
When I think of the creditability of a person I think, it is someone who is knowledgeable about the topic and is someone who lives that life. Credibility is the quality of being trusted and believed in. Have you ever been asked or thought back to information you received on a topic? One of the things you need to think about is, is this a creditable source.
Amy Chua, the author of the much debated book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom was just sitting at her labtop writing on her blog like any regular day. On this day, however, she had just gotten into an argument with her 13 year old daughter. Frustrated, Chua went to her blog to vent. What was just a venting session became an instant controversial debate. She had no clue her blog would turn into a book and that her book would become a worldwide discussion.