The short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan explains a mother and daughter relationship that has many differences within a conflict in the story. The narrator demonstrates that the mother and the daughter do not agree with the same aspect on life. Since the mother wants her daughter to be perfect, the daughter refuses to make her mother’s wishes come true. Her mother wanted the narrator to become the perfect traditional daughter, but the narrator’s differences triggered with her mother. An indication from the story is, “Unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be, I could only be me” (137). According to the quote from the story, the author just wanted to be somebody she wanted to be, not somebody her mother wanted her …show more content…
The story has a conflict that is related to opposition. The narrator disagrees with what her mother wants her to be, since the narrator felt that her mother was controlling her for years. For instance, the mother in the story suggests that her daughter would become the perfect girl and she would become famous. The traditional daughter relates to the American icon, “Shirley Temple”. Furthermore, the narrator goes through a rough time during the story because her mother feels like she can be good at something and stick to it. The narrator thinks otherwise because of the fact that she wants to do something that is in her best interest. For instance, the narrator’s experiences as a child were difficult to deal with because of the suffering that the mother gave to her. The mother had authority over the narrator and forced her to involve in things that she did not want to do. An indication of the story is, “Only two kinds of daughters. Those who obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only one kind of daughter live in this house. Obedient daughter” (136). According to the indication, her mother wanted the best for her and she wanted her to be devoted in what her daughter wanted to do with her life. The narrator describes her experience as she is taking piano lessons with her mother beside her. Even though the relationship between the mother and the daughter is unfitting, the contrast of the relationship sets off
When she was young, she could not process the way her father raised and treated her, so she believed everything he said. When she is able to understand, her tone changes and becomes clinical and critical remembering the way he constantly let her
A person's upbringing plays a large role in how they live the rest of their lives and can help determine who someone is and what their goals are in life. The conflict between a child and their parental figures can alter how they live their adult lives. This is why the conflict between Janie and her grandmother in Zora Neal Hurtson’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, sticks with Janie into adulthood and is what holds Janie back from becoming the woman she wants to be, and contributes to the theme in the novel that parental figures take their insecurities out in children, hindering the child's growth and success in life. One of the many conflicts between Janie and her grandmother was Janie’s dream of finding true love and her grandmother
Evelyn How Mr. Catrette Lit/Writ 7 September 2015 In Two Kinds, a short story by Amy Tan, it is about a mom who pushes her daughter and strives for her to be some type of prodigy. The mom came from a tough background, moving to San Francisco after losing her parents, her family home, her first husband, and two twin baby girls. She “believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America”, so she didn’t regret her decision.
In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “The Changeling”, the hardships of gender stereotypes are exposed. The contrast between a young girl’s imagination and the reality of her gender role is clear by her attempt to appease her parents. She is neither manly enough to gain the attention of her father nor womanly enough to attain the respect of her mother. Her dilemma of not being able to fit in is emphasized by Cofer’s use of imagery and repetition.
Wes Moore’s mother, Joy was a college graduate and very strict on disciplining her son. For example, Joy, Wes Moore’s mother worked hard to make sure that Wes Moore (the author) went to private school and later on, Military academy, so that he would have better opportunities in the future. Because of his mother Joy, Wes Moore (the author) was more disciplined growing up and became successful. The Other Wes Moore’s mother Mary, was not college graduate and less strict comparing to Wes Moore’s (the author) mother. Even though the other Wes Moore’s mother Mary, tried to improve her family situation by pursuing higher education, she was unable to continue due to her grants were cut
The Rebellious Daughter: Analyzing the Theme of Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” The story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan explores the deep familial emotions between a mother and her daughter. Jing-Mei’s mother had left China to come to America after losing her family, and had been raising Jing-Mei in America with her second husband. Despite her mother’s grand hopes for Jing-Mei to become successful in America by becoming a child prodigy, Jing-Mei did not share the same opinions.
Jaden= Orange Justin= Blue Qylan= Green intro Family is a part of our culture that can also affect the way we view things. In the short story, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, Jing-Mei is facing cultural conflict with her mother causing Jing-Mei to see the world differently with different morals.
While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded. She is not happy and I’m sure, just like her family, she wonders “why her?” She is rejected and never accepted for who she really is. She is different. She’s not like anyone else
Since the beginning of the written language, the reader's perception of a literary work has been based on their interpretation of how the story was portrayed. Differing points of view within the story generate diverse interpretations among readers. From Shakespeare to Faulkner, the aspect of differing viewpoints allows each story to convey contrasting feelings to the reader. In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O., she uses a first-person view to reinforce this idea. The attitude of the narrator, sister, is biased in many respects to further her agenda.
Throughout her life she never has any other role than one in which she serves another and is thus never allowed to have a story of her own. In her early years she serves her father and cares for him in his illness and though it was courageous of her for taking up the burden of providing for her
Her personal experience is socially and theoretically constructed and emotions play an essential role in the process of identity formation. Her identity is not fixed, which is portrayed by inquisitiveness that her own mother and Aunt thought she was possessed, enhanced and made this story an enriching experience. The family is the first agent of socialization, as the story illustrates, even the most basic of human activities are learned and through socialization people
The time when this story took place was a time when women were viewed as second class citizens. Mothers had traditional roles, which usually left them in the house, while men also had their roles, outside of the