According to this reading.
Tan says, “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life”. In this phrase she means that her mother’s language could have affected her life, but why or how? It was because how people reacted to it, the way they distinguish or see regardless of her ethnicity. As well, she illustrates some life examples on how her mother’s english language takes part in forming her own identity.
Especially on achievement tests, such as IQ tests, and the SAT. Also hearing her mother spoken ” limited english” at home conduct her to do bad on English courses at school too, rather than her science and math courses in where she got an excellent grade. Consequently taking her away of pursuing her objective in life.Tan states that the perception she had for her mother was limited English and that her mother English was reflecting how she think by expressing the wrong thoughts she had.
As a matter of fact, her love to literature and her rebellious being did not stop her to pursue her dream on becoming a writer. Even Though, people’s opinion on her mother’s english or the results on her English tests.