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  • Piano For Jing Mei
    713 words
    The story "Two Kinds" written by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American family looking for new opportunities in California. Jing-Mei's mother would to sit her down after dinner and read magazine articles about prodigy children and then quiz Jing-Mei to see if she could do what the prodigy child was doing. Jing-Mei was always feeling that she was not reaching her full potential in her mother's eyes. Through Jing-Mei struggles with her mother and the piece of music the protagonist matures into the re...
  • Jing Mei And Her Mother
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    "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan In the short story "Two Kinds", Amy Tan explores the clash of cultures between a first-generation Chinese-American daughter, Jing-mei, and her mother, Suyan, a Chinese immigrant. Suyan is certain that Jing-mei can become a prodigy if she only tries hard enough. At first Jing-mei is eager to try, but she always falls short of her mother's expectations. She decides that the prodigy in her is the girl who would steadfastly refuse to be what she is not. While the mother and da...
  • A Pair Of Tickets
    989 words
    "A Pair of Tickets" Amy Tan's classic short story, "A Pair of Tickets", is a coming of age story as the protagonist wakes up to her heritage when she travels to her native land, but it is also a story of internal racial tension. Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-me as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after...
  • Jing Meis Mother
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    An Interpretive Essay: "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan Turning through pages of stories the words within them appear to be dimensionless and static. As one begins reading, a discovery of a spirited journey is made. In the story, "Two Kinds" written by Amy Tan a crucial component she created was the narrator. The narrative voice develops the tone, symbolism, language, and characters in the story which make the story come alive in your thoughts. Jing-Mei is the narrator who is a daughter of a Chinese immig...
  • Two Kinds By Amy Tan Jing Mei Character
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    While trying to understand the reasons for her mother wanting Jing-Mei to be great, Jing-Mei discovers the real meaning of two kinds. Two Kinds is written by Amy Tan. Jing-Mei, a young Chinese girl, grew up in America with her mother, a member of the Joy Luck Club. Through this, Jing-Meis mother pushes into being a prodigy. With this, her mother has the idea of Jing-Mei playing the piano. Initially, Jing-Mei doesnt have the drive to succeed as her mother does. Her mother has many ideas for her t...
  • Jing Mei And Her Mother Character Analysis
    597 words
    "Two Kinds", by Amy Tan is a story in which a Chinese mother believes that her daughter can do anything in the United States as long as she puts her mind to it and decides to push her daughter, Jing-Mei, into being a prodigy. Unfortuantely, Jing-Mei and her mother do not share the same views on things. Jing-Mei wants to establish her own identity apart from her mother and feels that she can be successful through her own efforts and determination. Jing-Mei's desire to be an independent person lea...
  • Struggles Of A Young Girl Jing Mei
    554 words
    Not My Dream In the story 'Two Kinds'; by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother's constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity agains...
  • Power Of Suyuan's Love For Jing
    668 words
    A Mother's Dream For a lot children growing up, our mothers have been an complete part of what made us who we are. Mostly all good mothers want the best for their child and they are determine to do whatever it takes for them to get it. The central struggle in Amy Tan's story 'Two Kinds' is a battle of wills between the narrator, a young Chinese-American girl, and her mother, a Chinese immigrant. 'Two Kinds' is a coming-of-age story, in which the narrator, Jing-me, struggles to forge her own sens...
  • Jing Mei Rebels Against Her Mother
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    In this essay, I will refer to three short stories. These stories are: "Through the Tunnel", Two Kinds", and "The Censors". The main characters are: Jerry of "Through the Tunnel", Jing-Mei of "Two Kinds", and Juan of "The Censors". In all three of these stories, the main characters are trying to achieve something. Jerry tries to swim through an underwater tunnel. Jing-Mei wants to rebel against her mother, who wants her to become a child prodigy. Juan tries to find a letter he sent to his friend...
  • Her Mothers Dreams
    876 words
    Rise and Fall of an Inner Prodigy An angry and powerful girl glares back at Jing-Mei in the bathroom mirror (Tan 1066). The girl is her newly discovered prodigy: a force that comes from within that could potentially empower her to unlimited heights of personal growth and success. Unfortunately, Jing-Mei, the daughter in Amy Tans Two Kinds, only allows her will to manifest into a weapon of wants to lash out at her mother with (Tan 1066). She does not think to create goals of her own because her o...
  • Jing Mei June Woo
    732 words
    The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club is a story about four women from China, Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, Linda Jong, and Ying Ying St. Clair, and their four daughters, Jing-mei Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan, Waverly Jong, and Lena St. Clair. The Asian mothers had fled China in the 1940's to escape the political unrest and formed a social group called the Joy Luck Club upon meeting each other. The book focuses on Jing-mei June Woo who takes her mother's place at the meetings after her death. As the w...
  • Jing Mei And Her Mother
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    Amy Tans? heartbreaking story, ? Two Kinds? , is a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between parent and child. In every family, parents have, at one point, imposed their failures and expectations on their children, and in worse cases have even tried to live through their children. At times, it can be in the best interest of the child to have a parent motivate them in a specific direction, but as in this story it can sometimes backfire, and the child ca...
  • Things Jing Mei
    537 words
    Opportunities in America Amy Tan?'s? Two Kinds? is a story based on the account of a young Chinese girl living in the United States with her overly pushy mother. Two kinds is about opportunity, perseverance, and accomplishment. These are the things Jing-mei learns as she grows up in what many people call? The Land of Opportunity? In America, it is believed that you have the opportunity to become anything you would like to be. For immigrants it is believed that? you can be best anything? (553). I...

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