Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important. However, some of the things her mother showed and did got her excited to become this. In the beginning of “Two Kinds”, Jing- mei and her mother were watching TV and Shirley Temple was on. Jing- mei and her mother were watching something they thought was magnificent. Jing- meis’ mother said, “ Ni Ken – you watch”, she said this to Jing- mei because she thought they were like training videos to help her become a famous child star.
My mom wasn’t so sure that she liked the name Samantha, but my dad loves it for a girl so he persuaded my mom to like it as well. My dad claims that he named me Samantha because of the show ‘Bewitched’, since her stage name on TV is Samantha Stephens. The actor on ‘Bewitched’ is a positive which that makes good use of her spells. I don’t believe that that’s why he named me my name, but that is what he
and is often remembered by her haunting life which lead up to her fateful demise. People always comment about what a sad life she held, although Judy herself didn’t see it that way and her children continue backing that claim. She appreciated what she accomplished in her life, the opportunities she was given, but rest assured, she most likely wouldn’t have minded if things turned out somewhat differently from how they eventually did. Young Frances Gumm started her career in vaudeville where she wooed crowds with her overwhelmingly strong, mature voice. It was obvious to Frances’s mother, Ethel Gumm, that out of her three daughters who had been more or less forced onto stage, that her youngest girl had the most potential and
“Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan). For a nine-year-old who wants nothing more than to make her mother proud this was exciting. In the beginning, we can see her excitement and desire, “in the beginning I was just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so.” (Tan). However, as we follow the story we see her excitement quickly fade to sorrow and anger. The high expectations immigrant families place on their children is still a very relevant social issue and can be witnessed throughout the United States.
I remembered my cousin after she watched the movie, she changes her mind. She used to be a normal girl, play sports and does girly things with her friends but after the movie, she play sport more often and hangout with boys and does boy stuffs and these changes has made her become a tomboy girl. Yet, it’s shows that the gender role that Becky represents has influenced my cousin perspective about masculinity but the movie doesn’t goes in depth both masculinity and femininity, it’s support masculinity and against femininity. That’s make the movie biased about female gender role and it’s not a good movie for young children to take
The need breed of woman wanted to be accepted by the older generation, who often judged and disagreed with their new lifestyle. (doc 6. Flappers Appeal to Parents) Clara Bow, a successful film star of her time and hard-partying flapper, was the first to earn the title of an “It Girl” and was also remembered for her humble and hardworking demeanor. (Doc 7. Clara Bow) Another notable female figure during the twenties was Aimee Semple McPherson, who influenced society in a much different way than Clara Bow.
However, in the end, I understood that the narrator was only searching for comfort and that the realization that her uncle was dead was difficult for her to accept, hence the confusion between reality and illusion. In future readings, I will overcome these challenges by taking a slower reading pace to ensure that I grasp all the ideas presented by the author. This will ensure that I am not confused by scene and tone changes, making it easier to follow the
I relate most to Cath. I feel like I can relate to Cath the most because she is shy at first, but she learns to come out to people in a positive way. I feel I am very shy at first, but when I get to know people I’m very lively and happy. I can also relate because Cath and I are not the most outgoing people - we both don’t do sports and we both would rather stay home than go out. Lastly, we both have a twin sister!
Sarah’s character Marie was very genuine. I definitely felt the rich girl vibe she was giving off, especially when Sarah added in the detail about her not being able to use a credit card at the baby store because her mother would know. The mention of Marie’s mom and dad’s jobs also added to her character having been entitled all of her life. Derek was also a good character due to the fact that he sounded like a typical immature teenage boy. When he says “I really cannot tell my folks.
I read the review of a kid’s film, “The Lego Movie” by Christy Lemire. The author seemed to be very surprised by the way she reacted to the film. She felt that it went beyond the traditional genre for children and provided a response in her review. What she felt astounding her, so much that she stated how the old cliché saying “I laughed, I cried” was very much true for her. The common expectations about the genre of the film that she points out in her review is catchy theme songs, predictable scenes, hacky punchlines, and an exhausting simple message.