"I don 't want to be pigeonholed," she liked to say.” As a spectator, it seems as if Rose is trying to instill a follow your heart montro to her children at a young age. This is wrong on so many levels, because she is deciding to pursue something that won 't make her money over getting a real job that 'll make her family 's eating
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde The two stories Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun they both capture the image that you aren’t always going to agree with your parents. You should always be yourself and sometimes you have to do things to make the ones you love happy. The narrators call out their parents for being selfish and only caring about what they want. When in reality their parents are doing everything they can form their kids. In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents.
No matter what you believe or what you think is the correct thing to do, it seems that both sides, the Chinese way of educating children and the Western way, have negative and positive effects. It seems that the definitive goal for all parents is to gain their children a great future, and perchance the predominant factor should not be how you do it, but why. Notwithstanding the fact that the author is not entirely objective, she argues well for her viewpoints and constantly makes the reader reflect on how to educate
By this phrase, her mother is implying that other people’s opinions matter more than her own; she has to act a certain way and do certain things to be socially accepted. The mother is telling her what to do and what kind of woman she needs to be, instead of leaving that decision up to her. By implying that her daughter’s reputation is important, she contradicts herself. Towards the end of the piece, Kincaid’s mother states, “…don’t throw stones at blackbirds, because it might not be a blackbird at all…” (Kincaid, 5). This phrase means one cannot believe everything they hear because it may not even be true.
In “Two Kinds” By: Amy Tan The title itself embodies the symbols, which embodies the major themes of the work. “Two Kinds” is about a strict Chinese mother who pushes her Daughter Jing-mei to not only do her best, but also to be the best. “Only two kinds of daughters, she shouted in chinese. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind! “ (392) While the mother has good intentions, she doesn’t realize that maybe the child doesn’t want to be the best at ...everything.
When Jing –mei got her new cut she was excited, but later realized it was harder than it seems. In conclusion, “ Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, was about Jing-mei and finding herself, even without her mothers help. Shirley Temple and Peter Pan were good moments in the story, but helped discover that just because they were happy moments, doesn’t mean that’s all a prodigy does. Jing –mei thought all the stuff her mom did help her, but it didn’t. It made her think about herself and her life.
Which supports her argument later on that nothing is fun until you are good at it. In her article she states, “Chinese parents can get away with things Western parents can’t” –because of the stereotypes regarding child upbringing, Chinese parents have got a bigger room for raising their children as they see fit without being judged she writes that Chinese parents can tell their children that they need to lose some weight if they see fit, but Western parents have to tip-toe around the subject to prevent their child getting a negative self-image. But in her opinion it does not do the children any good to treat the subject ‘health’ as a taboo, because they still end up in therapy for eating disorders
Eva called out to bring in those three children, clearly not hers, but she does anyway because she knows that they are being mistreated by their parents. What Eva does she adopt the children and nurtures them versus the other mothers who neglects their child?Second of all, being a good mother from the real world is does not necessarily giving birth. Mothers who give birth does not necessarily mean you are a good mother but have to nurture and love them. Mothers who adopt, for any reason, could be a good mother, even the same as a mother who did give birth. A good mother does not necessarily means giving
Bennet being ironically overbearing is when she says, “I desire you will do no such thing. Lizzy is not a bit better than the others” (line 74-75). She’s being overbearing by trying to tell Mr. Bennet what to say to Mr. Bingley. She is telling him not to put in a good word for their daughter Lizzy, and this is ironic because previously she stated that the reason she wanted Mr. Bennet to go visit Mr. Bingley is so that Mr. Bingley might want to marry one of their daughters, so it would be assumed that she would want a good word put in for any of them. The characteristics of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are archetypes themselves.
Their parents force them to do it. The girls are pressured to feel as if the only important thing in life is to be beautiful on the outside. That is NOT true though. Being beautiful in the inside is much more important. I strongly believe that child beauty pageants should be banned.