The mother pushes her daughter to become a prodigy, while the daughter like most children with immigrant parents seeks to find herself in a world that demands her Americanization. Recognizing that the product of success is generally good, clouds the notion that there is in fact a wide range of effects that chasing success can bring about. Jing-me is an impressionable nine year old girl living in an apartment with her parents. What child would not like the focus to be placed on them? This story centers around the life of an American-Chinese young girl, called Jing-Mei, and her struggle to live up to her mother's standards. Jing Mei's mother just doesnt understand how intelligent Jing Mei is and that she can do a lot of thing on her own. She does not state what is right or wrong based strict on her opinion. The daughter has grown into a young woman and is telling the story of her coming of age in a family that had emigrated from China.
By applying the concepts of Virginia Woolf, Elaine Showalter, and the three stages of feminism, one can analyze the discourse Tan uses in the story and its connection to basic feminist principles. This story has similarities to the life of the author. The Chinese mother who lost her family in her native homeland now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. Jing-Mei has a very strong personality and Suyan only wants the best for Jing-Mei. Jing-Mei strongly disagrees and see tries to tell her mother that she might be good at something else.
Each time Jin-Mei was tested on something her mother wanted her to do, she failed. Jing Mei's mother always sets her high goals or standards and she wants her to be a prodigy. She regrets not trying her best, and the way she has taken her mother for granted in her life. Chong—also known as Old Chong—is Jing-mei's deaf and partially blind piano teacher. Rather than responding to her daughter's needs and interests, Suyuan Woo instead imposes her own emotional needs upon her daughter. She finds her identity when she meets her twin half-sisters in China, after her mother's death.
Chong leads to her participation in a talent show. Jing- mei, a second-generation Chinese daughter, deals with her own internal conflict as well as an external conflict with her mother. In a society that values individuality, the daughter sought to be an individual, while her mother demanded she do what was suggested. Since he was deaf, Amy never correct her mistakes. DeMattei, a tax attorney, in the sixth of April, 1974. People can feel identified with what Jing-Mei is feeling, as well as with the relationships that Jing-Mei and her mother have.
The story's main theme is that every person has two types of child. Many times an author will not come out and tell one what these lessons are, they are embedded deep in the author 's characters and their conflicts. Therefore different ethnicities in America should assimilate to avoid discrimination. This is why she decided to just be herself, even if she wasn't good enough, at least she was herself and not someone she wasn't. I enjoyed this story because I liked the personal connections between the daughter Jing- mei and I. The end result is that both mother and daughter experience many years of disappointment and pain before reconciling on June's thirtieth birthday. The conflict was man vs.
In the sixties, many Chinese immigrants came to America to persuade their American Dreams. It may sound easy, but it does require a lot of practice and skill in order to become a prodigy. The mother had lost her entire family full of children except for the one in the story. That Jing-mei is content in her life. The audience in Tan's essay is people 20-35 years old who are culturally diverse.
At the beginning of the story, Jing-Mei's mother attempts to dominate and control her daughter's life. If anything she is living her life vicariously. Language can influence and give us an insight into another culture different from our own. Jing-Mei is a girl who lacks talent and has little to none self-confidence. This serves to bring a measure of peace between this conflicted mother and daughter. The girl felt that she didn't have the ability to give what her mother wanted, to be an expert in piano.
People of a family want to be together and love to do things for each other, such as do the dishes or wash the car for them. Then she moves to the city and becomes a shop girl. Her mother lost everything in China and is committed to offering a different and glamourous life to her sole daughter. She resists her mother's attempts at. Clair, and they marry and move to America. At the age of fifteen Amy lost her father an brother to brain tumor. Chong, a deaf and almost blind piano teacher who agrees to give June lessons.
The conflict results in a rebellious independence. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy As an adult, June recognizes that this event has caused her a tremendous amount of pain. She wasn't going to be someone she wasn't just because of her mother. She goes to China and after her arrival, Jing-Mei sees her two sisters who she has never seen before and finally realizes that both of them are as same as her mother. But after playing she realized she should have correct her mistakes. The mother on the other hand goes to all lengths to try to find her daughters talents.
She kills herself so that An-mei can have freedom. She understands that her mother only had good intentions for her at heart, although the outcome was not the desired effect. Overall, I would really recommend anyone to read this story, especially if you have read The Joy Luck Club. The conflict between Jing Mei and her mother represents the conflict of the two generation of Chinese immigrants in pursuing their. She only wants the best for her daughter and is hoping Two Kinds is a short story written by Amy Tan. But I enjoyed the reading and you should not pretend to be something you're not. Amy's mother passes and she goes to her fathers house to help him get rid of things and make room.