The mother said, “No, this is your piano, always your piano, you only one can play” (Tan 16). The mother explains that she can still play the piano because it has become part of her, it is her identity. Jing realizes that her mother wanted to bring out Jing’s own identity all along in order for her to have her own success in the
Thus this way is not appropriate for children education. Amy Chua treat child like a robot, that is very bad. By contrast, Amy’s mother did allow her daughter to watch TV or playing. In the story “Two Kinds”, the writer wrote” She got up – the TV broke into loud piano music.” These quote means she watched the TV with her daughter. This is the main reason that she forced her daughter learn piano because she envied another girl who performed on TV.
Deenies mother is always saying deenie needs to be a model when she hasn’t even asked deenie what she wants she is trying to live the life she wanted through her children like her other daugter (Deenies sister) helen who is "the brains of the family" she is always telling helen she needs to study because shes the brains but deenie never has to study because she the face of the family which is very unfair to not only helen but also deenie. They both should be treated the
He goes on to show the audience the ways that the provocative behavior of the girls can reap negative attention from all types of people. He writes, “It’s impossible to look at these photos and not see a terribly exploited little girl” (Hollandsworth 2). Pageants also teach the girls at a very young age, to be focused only on appearance. The target audience would mostly be southern mothers and grandmothers who tend to allow their daughters to sign up for the contests. The context of the article focuses on how everyone enjoys seeing these girls perform on stage.
The mother does not listen to her daughter when the daughter is expressing that she does not want to be all these things her mother is forcing on her to become. She doesn’t want to be Shirley temple or the great piano player. She only wants to be herself and for her mother to think that is enough. The mother is making her feel as if she will never be enough to please her own family. This issue is the same between the brothers in Sonny’s Blues.
Throughout Equalitys’ childhood, he is looked at very closely by his teachers for having too much curiosity and asking questions of the past. Later on in his life, the Council gives him the job as “Street Sweeper” to try and avoid any source of creative thought that may cause a ‘bigger problem’. The job he was given was of pure sinister motivation, because of his curiosity, his intelligence and the belief that his independence is evil. Growing up, Equality has wondered what is beyond what he has been told. “We wished to know… about all the things” (23).
The girl in the story has friends that are buying their dresses online. One of the girl’s friends got her “dress given to me” (130). The girl was so caught up with her own emotions and her own desires and insecurity, she didn 't see the respect, and love that her mother was putting into the dress. As a 13-year-old girl, she wanted to have space while getting ready for the dance; she was so vulnerable to see all the hard work that her mother had put in. Her mother wanted to see her daughter put on the dress because she worked on it “All through the month” (129).
Although she was unhappy no one in her family knew she wanted to leave until she was already gone. In a letter she was writing to her family Marilyn said, “I have kept all these feelings inside me for a long time”. This inward questioning about whether she should stay at home and become the perfect housewife, or if she should chase her dream of becoming a doctor is what defines Marilyn as a character. She has all of these aspirations however, due to the social norms around her she is forced to choose between two separate lives. This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel.
Once she gets better in chess, her mother still wants her to be better in many different ways. Once her mother starts criticising her, her biggest challenge is to stand up for herself and what she believes in. Waverly’s mother tries to take advantage of Waverly to show off to other random strangers on the street. “One day after we left a shop I said under my breath, “I Wish you wouldn’t do that, telling everybody I’m your daughter.” My mother stopped walking.” This showed that Waverly hated that her mother used her to show off, so she decided to say something and show to her mother that she didn’t need to take advantage of Waverly. “Aii-ya.
According to Alison Bell from Lexile Measure, she says “You begin to question not only your capabilities but how much you care.” Alison Bell has a good point, you can’t just force kids to take tests and be alright with it. They actually need to be motivated and that starts from home. “Some students cheat just for fun to see if they can get away with it, but most cheat because they do not have time to study and and are in time-crunch” says Christine Probett a managing professor at San Diego University. This shows how students cheat because they do not care about their grades. Their guardians or whoever they live with needs to help them be an educated person so that they could have a bright future.
The most obvious change she mentions in her book is allowing Lulu to give up practicing violin. It is easy for Western parents to allow their children to give up, but not for Chinese mothers, including Amy. Playing the musical instrument was so significant in Amy’s eye, especially because both Sophia and Lulu had a talent in playing their instruments. Amy had a very high expectation of her girls, so she spent lots of money on hiring professional music teachers for her girls and kept her girls practicing hours a day. Lulu even complained to Amy once that six hours a day of violin practicing scared her friend Daniela, since she had no time left for anything else besides playing violin (62).
Women were either seen to help with government assistance or to have an education and to be alone. Without ever mentioning class distinctions her mother shaped her to become the best by idolizing women in magazines to people in church. As the author reached a certain age she started to key in on the family problems associated with money that became their biggest concern. “No matter how much money anybody black could make, they were still confined to the black spaces” (pg. 22) Black people disassociated class and focused their attention to race and money because they saw that is what ruled the world.
Her math teacher makes her sit next to Rosa, a girl with cerebral palsy. At first Jessica is hesitant to do this since she doesn 't want to be linked with the handicapped, but she realizes this is wrong. When she gets to know Rosa through passed notes, she discovers that she likes the girl. Whenever Jessica starts feeling better about her situation, something knocks her back down. She fits in all right at school, but she finds out that the insurance companies won 't pay for her bills so her parents have to fight in court.