Jing-Mei's Allusion In Two Kinds And Modern Day Society

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One allusion in “Two kinds” and modern day society is Shirley Temple. She gives the mom the idea of making Jing-Mei a prodigy. She was known for singing and dancing. Jing-Mei says,” At first my mother thought I could be a Chinese Shirley Temple” (Tan 70). Her mother thinks she can be just like Shirley Temple except a chines version. She wants Jing-Mei to be able to sing and dance but that is not what Jing-Mei wants. Heaven and Tianne King, they are dancers. Heaven was found on You-tube by Ellen Degeneres at the age of three. Heaven loves Beyonce and that is who she dances to most of the time. Both her and her mom want her to be a prodigy of Beyonce. Both of their parents want them to become a prodigy of somebody. Jing-Mei’s mom wants her to be a prodigy of Shirley Temple. One other allusion in “Two Kinds” and modern day society is Peter Pan. Peter Pan never wants to grow up and neither does Jing-Mei. Jing-Mei ends up having to get a hair cut like Peter Pan. The instructor says, “Peter Pan is very popular these days”(Tan 70). When Jing-Mei goes to get her hair done a student at the Beauty School messes it up. The instructor fixes it and he cuts…show more content…
Caillou never gets older he stays the same age, weight, and height. Caillou does not want to grow up because he may loose his childhood. Nobody wants to grow up because they are afraid they will loose their childhood. Shirley Temple and Peter Pan are two allusions in “Two Kinds” and modern day society. Shirley Temple was a great dancer and singer and Jing-Mei’s mom wants her to be the same. Jing-Mei has to get her hair like Peter Pan because a student messed it up. Jing-Mei’s mom wants her to be somebody that she does not want to be. In fact, Shirley Temple and Peter Pan are two people to reference to when trying to become a

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