Rhetorical Analysis of Why Chinese Mother Are Superior

1084 words 5 pages
Dang Dao
Instructor Erin Todey
English 250
Feb 9th, 2013
Tiger Mother Amy Chua and Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior It is true that the ways the parents raise their children will decide how well the children grow, especially the mothers who impact their children the most. There is no right or wrong in how a mother takes care of her children. All of them want the best for their children. The only difference is the level of intensity in how to raise a child. In Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior, Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School believes that the ways Chinese mothers raise their children are the most effective ways. Her main purpose of this article is to state the differences between Western mothers and Chinese mothers which
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Examples are good, but examples using conversations are even better in persuading the readers as well as transmitting the thoughts of the author. For example is the conversations of her and Jed. She thoughtfully uses the perspectives of the father who is Westerner and the mother who is Chinese to critically point out the differences Amy Chua tries to tell the audiences. Amy Chua simply puts whoever reads this piece in her own shoes so that they can understand what Amy Chua was thinking while the conversations are taking place. Not only examples and writing style, which are used to enrich the content of the article, but Amy Chua also transmits her idea through a unique expression, tone from the beginning until the end of the article. Amy Chua chooses many words that give strong impacts to the readers such as “garbage” (218), “Hey Fatty” (218). She expresses herself as a very serious person when it comes to parenting education. She doesn’t mind if the tone she uses will give out negative effects as she published this article in American’s newspaper where parents almost never spoke out those words to their children. Her expression, her tones in the article is also a supporting point for her argument about the differences of Western and Chinese mothers. However, it is also a drawback when Amy Chua uses this kind of tone in her work. The readers, especially Western