In the short story “Two Kinds”, by Amy Tan, the Amy’s mother want her to become a prodigy. She tries everything to get Amy to be a star. She eventually makes Amy play the piano two hours a day. Amy hates that her mother makes her do this, and she tells her that she can’t change to make her mother happy. She says, ‘“Why don’t you like me the way I am?” I cried.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Discovering the meaning of friendship or finding out the order of one’s priorities can appear as unimportant tasks, but these activities bring fulfillment to people of all kinds. For example, Janie was extremely naïve when it came to concepts regarding love. She believed that marriage would bring her love eventually. She heard this from her grandmother, but was soon proven wrong as shown by the quote, “She knew now that marriage did not make love.” (Hurston 29). The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work.
In the novel excerpt, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan the extent Ni-Kans mom pressuring her to fit in and be part of the prodigy culture is huge, but little does she know that because of the pressure put on Ni-Kan, when she grows up her view of that culture is impacted by what happened when she was little. Ni-Kan (the daughter) wants to live her life how she wants and do what she likes to do. On the other hand, her mom wants a different path for her daughter. She wants her daughter to become a prodigy. They 're not on the same page at all.
Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different. Later in the novel, Anne becomes more aware of her parents disappointment saying to her friends 'You just don 't understand! The first thing Mummy looks at when I come home each term. How can she present a daughter with spots? Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots.
People can find their way on their own, but other times they need a push. In the beginning, Cassia makes it very evident that she believes that the Society is as close to perfect as any society could and has gotten. She also feels that here is no need, nor reason to want to stand out, but when her grandfather and Ky express that the society is wrong through illegal objects, Cassia starts to understand. Love causes problems and feelings that you hate, but hate you are willing to feel. As the plot progresses, Cassia realizes that she loves both Xander and Ky, but she loves Xander in a different way then she loves Ky. To want to grow, you have to want the change that comes along with it.
Mother has always wanted jing mei to become "Shirley Temple" . But Jing does not. She just wants to be herself . Mother wants her to be like all her friends children. In paragraph 18 of the novel it explains how mother sees on television a little girl playing the piano fluently.Mother observes the girl and starts to gossip how jing will never be as good as her because she doesn't want to do anything for her future career.
She wants her daughter to be what she see on tv as of whatever the daughter wants to be. I am a strong believer that yes you can be whatever you want regardless or race or ethnicity or beliefs but as a mother you are suppose to let your children figure things out as they go. Then you have the James Baldwin story about Sonny Blues. Sonny was is the youngest of their family. After his mother mother and father died he found himself into drugs and doing all the wrong things in life except his music.
Living in America as a Chinese immigrant, Jing-mei 's mother plants her dreams of American success on the shoulders of her daughter. On the other hand, being born into this country, Jing-mei is against wanting to live up to the expectations her mother sets on her. Two kinds reveal two different sides of the cultural spectrum, and their opposing view towards their values. Jing-mei 's mother felt like an outcast existing in a dominate population. Grasping the same idea, she held onto her hard time back in her home.
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.