Two Kinds Short Story Analysis

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like in life, characters have different feelings and this comes from all types of different cultures. Due to this, one’s feelings may change from time to time. An example of this exist in the short story, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. This piece of literature is about the main character Jing-mei, who is being over encouraged to be a prodigy by her mother. After completing this amazing narrative, the reader notices how the built up tension between Jing-mei and her mother affected their entire relationship. After a careful analysis of the story, the reader understands how Jing-mei’s feelings toward her mother changed, why her feelings changed, and how those changed feelings affected the entire story. In the beginning of the passage, we learn that Jing-mei’s mother, has moved to America because she lost it all in China. We know this by the narrator reciting, “She had come here in 1949 after losing everything in China: her mother and father, her family home, her first husband, and two daughters, twin baby girls” (Tan 220). This information lets the reader realize that Jing-mei is all her mother has left. Just like any other parent, her mother wants the best for Jing-mei, especially because Jing-mei is all her mother has left. When the main character was young, she was perfectly fine with her mother trying to make her into a prodigy. Jing-mei would look forward to becoming famous like her mom wanted. The author mentions this by writing, “I liked the haircut, and it made me actually
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