To follow through with this objective, her mother bends over backwards in search of the "right" kind of prodigy for her daughter. Although Jing-mei determinedly upsets her mother 's desires to make her a prodigy, it was as if it were decades afterwards in life that she picks up the understanding into her mother 's basic motives. This exposition will endeavor that "Two Kinds" is a compelling story to bring to light on the issues of identity. At the start of the story, the origin starts to appear I latch onto the
Anne’s family were expecting her to be to be ‘perfect’ so she could be married into a good family. Trying to please your parents are one of the hardest struggles a teenager could face. Anne’s self-esteem dropped. She says that “One’s job is to look so totally ravishing that the marriage settlements are signed and sealed by the end of one’s first season”.
That in return turns into resentment within the mother daughter relationship. In a study performed by Akm Aminur Rashid that was published in the Journal Of Humanities And Social Science states Mrs. Woo “places unreasonable expectations on the shoulders of her young tender daughter. While the mother may not exactly know where her daughter’s prodigal talents lie, she is nevertheless adamant that her daughter is destined for greatness, by virtue of having been born in America” (Matondang, A. Yakub, and Dja’Far Siddik, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Www.iosrjournals.org). Although, Tan’s story is set 29 years ago, this issue of elevated expectations and cultural differences still remains today.
Jing Mei, while portrayed as an obedient child, is only willing to listen to her mother to a certain extent. Throughout the story, it is consistently hinted that Jing Mei would eventually explode against her mother as an attempt to free herself from her mother’s chains. In addition, after the fiasco at the piano recital, she eventually derives further from her mother’s wishes as she “didn 't get straight A...didn 't become class president...didn 't get into Stanford...dropped out of college.” (54). On the flip side, Jing Mei’s mother is a stereotypical Chinese parent who is fully determined to ensure her daughter’s success in a new environment.
Cheyenne, is a case study, in Mary Piper’s Ph.D. book, Reviving Ophelia, whose parents had to move to a new neighborhood which caused a spiral of devastation to a once semi-normal (in society’s eyes) household. Reviving Ophelia, is an earth shattering, realization of how teen girls suffer from the new generation of fitting into a society that only accepts perfection. The young girl had always followed the rules, loved sports (especially soccer) and received good grades in school, unlike her older sister who had not been so innocent. Her mother and father had a few issues with her older sister but nothing like what Cheyenne was putting them through.
This helps get his point across. Hollandsworth’s article explores the world of child pageantry and attempts to convince the readers that the girls participating are being exploited and hypersexualized on stage. The article also talks to former pageant girls like Brooke Breedwell, forced into pageantry by her mother at only 3 months but quit at age 8 because of what she was missing out on a normal life. Shadowing the girls makes the article more interesting because it is coming right from the person who is a part of that world. Hollandsworth successfully fulfilled his purpose of showing the world that these girls are being overexposed and hypersexualized because of the world they are
Esperanza and her family, alicia, and sally feel the same way throughout the book. Esperanza and her family has been hoping for a long time to get this house that would be huge to fit her whole family and really nice. Alicia is hopeful to become successful in her life. Then unlike the other two situations, Sally is hopeful to get away from her abusive home. All of these situations are different in many ways but the same one topic of hoping for something better.
Reality vs Vision: Overcoming Hollywood In Enrique’s Journey Sonia Nazario wrote, “Children like Enrique dream of finding their mothers and living happily ever after. For weeks, perhaps months, these children and their mothers cling to romanticized notions of how they should feel toward each other. Then reality intrudes”(191). She is referring to children from Central America who follow their mothers to the United States.
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
Calpurnia serves as an amazing role model and mother figure to the children, and yet Aunt Alexandra wants to fire her. She had raised Jem and Scout, and plays an indispensable part of their lives, showering them with discipline, structure, and love. Aunt Alexandra, however, barely existed in the children 's lives up until she moved into the Finch’s home, yet she inflicts great injustice on Calpurnia by failing to recognize the necessitous part of the family that Calpurnia fills. Scout even overhears Aunt Alexandra saying, "...you 've got to do something about her. You 've let things go on too long Atticus, too long.
OBGYN Ultrasound Technician How rewarding would it be to have the opportunity to get to experience a mother and father seeing their unborn child for the very first time? To get to be the person whom informs parents of the gender of their baby, which they have anxiously been waiting for. I don’t believe there could be a greater feeling in the world than being there and sharing that excitement that people anticipate about their entire lives. Getting to be a part of these moments is one of the main reasons why an OBGYN Ultrasound technician is my dream career. Personally, I love to make others happy and I love seeing others happy.
For some children this may alter their happiness and cause them to have a personality shift to something that isn’t like them. Despite the odds, Nancy remained happy and motivated, leading to her success in high school. As she moved into adolescence and young adulthood, Nancy showed her personality by being determined to becoming a distinguished actress. She worked extremely hard to land many roles, and went lengths to fix her reputation when it was altered by the press. Once Nancy met the love of her life Ronald, she assumed the role of the primary caregiver.
The most concerning aspects of this show is that, at such a young age, children are being taught to live up to the “perfect” status. Airing this show on TV is merely an effort to teach the viewer how to be a successful girl, rather than a successful person. It is consistently seen through every episode, breakdowns of young girls who are not achieving the judge’s “perfect” look. TLC released an episode containing a 3-year-old dressing up as a prostitute from the movie Pretty Women (Henson). If the media is advertising these concepts and parents are supporting them, it only further influences women to act this way, since they were led to believe that it was the norm.
In the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, writes about a relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother, and how external conflict can be developed even through the discussion of success. Jing-Mei mother wants the best for her daughter; her mother states that America is a place for dreams to come true, basically the American Dream. Jing-Mei rejects and dislikes her mother opinions about becoming a prodigy of someone famous in life. Even though Jing-Mei mother already planned her future. Jing-Mei didn't see the big picture as well as her mother, she wanted something different.
The Impact of Dreams Having a dream to work towards alongside someone can greatly impact a relationship. George and Lennie, from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, are two ranch workers who are always moving in search for a job during the Great Depression. The dream that they both share is what makes their dream worth pursuing, but along the way Lennie’s tendency of getting in trouble poses obstacles. Similarly, Jing Mei and Suyuan, characters from Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, work towards a dream of Jing Mei becoming a prodigy.