Although people cannot let it become true, people can wait for the future technology. As people know that imagination and knowledge are very important, however how the children study it? In fact the Chinese mothers’ way of teaching is not the best way. They broke down the connection between imagination and knowledge. Chua claims that the children have to listen their parents, because parents think that they pay the money for their children and the children need them to alive.
Woo are to rule and control her little girl 's life, and her Chinese culture’s view tends to make her children become obedient children rather than to let her children follow their own minds. The narrator Jing Mei has a very complex relationship with her mother, and it leads her to create her own identity apart from her mother. Jing Mei believes that she can be successful through her own efforts and determination. When Jing Mei begins to understand the forces of her mother that drive her to belong to Chinese culture, she develops her own identity to be Americanized and personal insight apart from her mother. In the short story “Two Kinds,” Tan describes Mrs. Woo’s and Jing Mei’s thoughts and attitudes which are affected by the different cultures and communities where they were born and live.
What Wang is saying is that most of those who read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother had the impression that Amy Chua was only forcing her children to learn what she wanted them to learn instead of what made them happy. Despite all of that, “Chua’s two daughters are both successful and happy in school, in music and in sports” (Wang). Chua’s two daughters are both happy and successful despite all the criticism she got from the public, which shows that the Asian way she chose was the best for her children. If, on the other hand, parents decide to do the opposite and be more lax, it would be much more detrimental to a child’s health. In fact, the Bible says, “because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in” (New International Version, Prov.
As a result, family bonding is decreasing and kids are not prepared with hands on experience. Parents want to be nice, so their child will love them more and they can be the “cool dad” or “cool mom” in the child’s heart. But it should be the parents’ job to step up and do what is best for the protection of a child, which can be read in Cari Romm’s online article from The Cut, “Is It Really Possible for Parent to Be Friends With Their Kid”. Also as the world to grow wealthier, it seems children are no longer enforced with chores and responsibilities by parents possibly due to the fact that they no longer appreciate the value of money. So in result they believe that money can solve problems and responsibilities.
In the passage written by Amy Tan the author uses adjectives and feelings to reveal that an embarrassing experience in her youth changed her prospective on her heritage by showing her she needs to always be reminded of her heritage. One of Amy’s emotions in this passage is she feels embarrassed that her Chinese family that came over would get up to get their while the American would wait patiently for the food to be passed. One thing that made Amy embarrassed was when her dad took the fish cheek and said “Amy your favorite.” Another emotion was she was scared that the boy wouldn’t like their Chinese food or wouldn’t like there Chinese Christmas. But Amy’s fear was realized because the ministers family didn’t eat a lot nor did they talk.
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.
Mother Tongue by Amy Tan tells how Tan and her mother were being treated as Chinese-American who spoke with a “broken” English accent. Tan talks about the struggles of starting off her writing career as many would say her English was not perfect or her writing was not that great but the support of her mother she finds her passion for writing and English in general. Breaking out the English by Arthur Chu explains his story on how he was ridiculed by his peers because his English was too perfect, so he spent a lot of time trying to sound like a “normal” Chinese-American citizen while still trying to stay true to himself. Mocking “Foreign Accents” and the Privilege of “Sounding White” by Muslim Reverie speaks on how we (as Americans) classify
However, Amy Tan did not get rid of the Chinese culture, because she was mentally and physically attached to Chinese-American culture. In addition, the Chinese- American put a great emphasis on the education, which they supported their children to be noble, intelligent and successful. For example, June in The Joy Luck Club learning the piano patently illustrated the expectations and importance of education. Amy Tan became the most influential Chinese-American because “I think I 've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.” She was strongly impacted by her families, academic fields and the Chinese-American culture.
For example, in China, Suyuan hoped for a better life for her next daughter, June. She believed that June could do whatever she wanted to do as long as she set her mind to it. However, June doesn’t have the same blind faith that her mother does in the American Dream. We can see the visible disconnect this produces between the two of them in piano lessons, college, and even Suyuan’s death. It tears them apart and creates such a wall between them that June says that she doesn’t even know what her mother was like.