Most of these relationships are complicated since each person has their own tastes, expectations, and plans. Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland California. The story will talk about how her mother believes her daughter is a prodigy; she will set high standards and push her so that she achieves it. Its about a young Asian girl Amy Tan , and her mother. This was wrote by Amy Tan, she is a chinese-american writer who writes about mother-daughter relationship. She and her mother have a difficult relationship with because Jing-Mei's mother is a dominant mother that has high expectations for her, she thinks that Jing Mei will need to master talents.
One day after the mayor failed test to become a prodigy Jin-Mei tells her mother she will never be a genius or the daughter that her mother wants her to be. The mother is very persistent on having the daughter follow the American Dream and making her a prodigy. This short story focuses on two themes: The American Dream and mother-daughter relationships. I believe that she introduces the categories in paragraphs 7 and 8. Since he was deaf, Amy never correct her mistakes.
The conflict results in a rebellious independence. The daughter is expected to be a great beauty with unmatched dance abilities, an untapped wealth of useless information, and piano-playing skills like no other. Jing-me is an impressionable nine year old girl living in an apartment with her parents. As a teenager, Amy was faced with the tragic death of her Father and a few months later her Brother. Two Kinds Summary Characters Two Kinds general info. She has played it but has never really memorized or even listened to herself as she played it. Jin-Mei being the narrator made the story even more interesting.
Words: 717 - Pages: 3. Suyuan arrived in America after losing everything. Amy was surprised enough that her mom asked. This short story is basically about about a girl named Jing Mei that has a very difficult relationship with her mother. She feels that she must reject her mother in order to find herself.
Her mother is like that with Jing because she thinks that jing is not going to know what to do with her life once she is older. The story also is surrounded by the idea of the American Dream, Jing-Mei's mother has this high standard all because she wants her daughter to have a good life and great future, and in order to do that she wants her daughter to start by becoming a prodigy and to focus in something to be good at. Jamaica Kincaid tells of an unknown person describing to a girl how to be a 'good' girl. Suyuan is entranced because the little girl is both Shirley Temple-ish and a good, modest Chinese child. Glossary Shirley Temple a famous child actress. She goes along with her mother's nearly impossible tests, tries to become Shirley Temple's double and generally maintains a good attitude about her mother's constant prompting.
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. She stops trying to play correctly and just stays in rhythm so her teacher will praise her playing. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The weak applause and her parents' disappointed looks reveal the unmistakable truth: Jing-mei is not a musical prodigy. I had heard of many real life cases similar to the story. Jing-Mei did not want to be a piano prodigy so she had a problem with herself of coming to the solution that she cannot and will not be a piano prodigy because she doesn't have the talents to but her mom forced her otherwise.
Jing-Mei, as many young people, believed that what their parents want for them in the future would not become real. Everything has been predigested for mass consumption. Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Realistic fiction helps children move toward a fuller understanding of themselves and others. Tan grew up in Northern California, but when her father and older brother both died from brain tumors in 1966, she moved with her mother and younger bother to Europe where she attended high school.
The narrator of the text is a girl named Ni Kan. Jong brags about Waverly's success as a chess prodigy. But as the years progressed and i improved i am going somewhere with my playing. So she would purposely mess up in hopes her mother would give up. Since the mother wanted Jing-Mei to be a prodigy she started to look on magazines searching for american stories of prodigy children. She lives with her mother, Suyuan Woo, who wish to achieve the American Dream and wants Jing-Mei to be successful prodigy.
The story's plot unfolds when young Jing-Mei notices her mother's great desire for her to become a prodigy in something. Whether their parents are on-track or misguided, many children cannot see the value of applying themselves to a goal, practicing a skill, and cooperating with others' plans. Jing-mei realizes her mother only wanted her to be the best she could be. She lives with her mother, Suyuan Woo, who wish to achieve the American Dream and wants Jing-Mei to be successful prodigy. It may sound easy, but it does require a lot of practice and skill in order to become a prodigy.