Identity In Two Kinds And Papa's Parrot

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Have you ever stopped and thought are you really being you? Many people in this world are also struggling like you to find their identity and where they fit in. Being someone else to fit in is not staying true to yourself and being who you are. Many short stories made by many different authors people are struggling to find their identity in life and end up being someone they are not. In the short stories “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, “The Bass, The River and Sheila Mant” by W.D.Wetherell and “Papa’s Parrot” by Cynthia Rylant, the characters learn about their identities through significant moments. First, in the story “Two Kinds” a Chinese girl, named Jing-Mei, learns about what her mother was really attempting to get her to accomplish in her childhood. For Instance, when Jing-Mei is a child, she is being forced to be the best against her will by her mother. Many years later when Jing-Mei is grown up she is…show more content…
For example, when the narrator is in the canoe with his date [Sheila Mant] he is forced to cut the line to one of the largest bass he has ever seen because Sheila dislikes fishing. After they arrived at the concert and danced a few times he realized his big mistake as she left with Eric Caswell. And, “It was these secret, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again” (5). The quote explains that after cutting the line to the bass and losing Sheila to Eric he didn’t make that same mistake of losing his identity to something or someone else. But, he also realized his identity in the fact that there would be other Sheila’s and other bass in his life and he should not risk being someone else for Sheila or a bass. In conclusion, the narrator realizes that he should be himself because there will always be more people he will love and hobbies he will care
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