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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A language defines now culture. Gloria Anzaldua is a good example that proves: Gloria Anzaldua is an American novelist, poet, essayist, and critic and she is considered to be a significant figure in modern Chicano literature.

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

It describes people who live on the border between the United States and Mexico and explains the political, socioeconomic, and spiritual influence of the European conquest of native peoples on the borderland. Click here to sign up. May 29, Calixta Grigoriou rated it it was anzaldus. 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 wipd she speaks.


Gloria Anzaldua is a perfect example of how a person is capable of being self-validated despite negative reactions to diversity.

She thinks that Chicano Spanish emerged because these people wanted to identify themselves as a unique group. Kyle Bigham rated it liked it May 30, Annie Ke rated it liked it Dec 21, Gina rated it really liked it Feb 03, How To Tame a Wild Tongue. The problems that she encountered because of your language had a negative impact on her personal identity. Ninette rated it really liked it Sep 26, That causes problems because she is not accepted as a native speaker by both English speakers and Spanish speakers.

How To Tame a Wild Tongue

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. While in Austin, she joined politically active cultural poets and radical dramatists such as Ricardo Sanchez, and Hedwig Gorski.

You should not allow anyone to dictate you what analdua a right way and what is a wrong way to speak. Speaking about identity has really got me thinking about who I am as a person, and where I am from.

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Read for Hispanic History Month. She identifies herself as a Chicano. So she was frustrated and started thinking about how to tame a wild tongue. Want to Read saving….

She had always struggled with identity, and this can be found in her childhood. Many people think that their ethnic identity and the language they speak are synonyms. H rated it it was amazing May 16, It helped me become more aware of the issues that ro only surround Chicanos, but people as a whole who are multicultural.


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. The Spanish language, in whatever variant, is our shared language.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Cam rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Speaking Vietnamese wid been a struggle also. For myself, I struggle with this. Tamf 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.

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Overall, this essay was interesting. Ferris McIntyre rated it it was amazing Jun 13, The author exposed her feelings and experience supporting them with historical facts in a very effective way.

Eveline Vandewalle rated it really liked it May 28, These people come from tonue, complex backgrounds. Sep 15, Cynda rated it hpw liked it Shelves: This was just a metaphor of her language or tongue.

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