This is a Race, Ethnicity and Language theme EssayI am writing about the two authors Maxine Hong Kingston “Tongue Tied” and Richard Rodriguez “Aria”
2. General Topic/Background Info: What have we been talking about in a general manner? Pressures around linguistic identity: throughout this unit we have been looking at how people assimilate, how our authors have learned to Americanize or how they tried to hang on to their cultural/ethnic identity through their language identity. On top of that we have identified how pressures within their educational settings, their homes, and within their communities have impacted their assimilation processes.
3. Introduce the TWO authors and titles of their essays: Connect the general topic to our specific authors. Introduce who the author (full name) is and the title of the essay. Try to give the reader one sentence of a summary regarding what the essay is about.
4. Thesis: Analyze the ways in which the authors are socially/culturally controlled through language and/or resisting control through language.