On their journey, Jing-Mei's mother takes her through various tests to see what kind of a prodigy Jing-Mei will become, whether it be by becoming an actress like Shirley Temple or knowing all of the capitals of every country in the world. The difference between what is understood and what is not. The family had taken a trip to the beach, in what Rose describes as an attempt to act like a white American family. 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. Throughout the story, the mother imposes upon her daughter, Jing Mei, her hopes and dreams for her. She was living her life through Jing-mei.
Pressure was put on me on a daily basis, and slacking off was not acceptable. After losing everything in China, the mother of Jing Mei comes to America with the dream that Jing Mei will have it all: fame, fortune, and most of all success unlike herself. Two Kinds is one of the short stories in The Joy Luck Club. Amy Tan discusses the many ways in which the language she was taught and native to was important and powerful throughout her life. This story is a great parallel to the connection that can be shared in a family even across long distances. First, the daughter speaks for the girl by asking her mother by. Her mother says there are two kinds of daughters, those who are obedient, and those who have their own mind.
In this story, the narrator, Jing-mei, resists her overbearing mother's desire to make her into a musical prodigy in order to compete with one of her friend's daughters. Amy performs on stage and she is very confident that she will do well. At first my mother thought I could be a Chinese Shirley. I couldn't relate with it, my relationship with my mother is very different. Ni kan believes that her mother can't change her and she won't be what she is not. Though at times she aspires to be one.
Jing Mei does not know what her mother thinks. For example, Tan had some feuds with her mother in real life, just like how in The Joy Luck Club and Two Kinds has these recurring themes. As the story goes on, Jing- Mei realized that her mother wanted her to be a pianist and not a ballerina. When I started reading this book, I thought it was really boring because it did not have any theme that amused me but as I kept reading I started to find interest in the main character's reasons or motives to stop changing like her mother wanted her to. Minor Characters Arnold A neighborhood boy who teases Lena when they are children, he later dies of measles; Lena feels guilty, linking his death to her unwillingness to finish her daily rice.
The story Two Kinds is a story about a girl Jing-Mei that starts to have difficult times with her mother. Jing-mei was always going to disappoint her mother no matter what she did as a child. In a society that values individuality, the daughter sought to be an individual, while her mother demanded she do what was suggested. Her thoughts of wanting to disappear from the world were due to her roots, which were planted in a miserable family history, a hard, strict. In Chinese-American culture, mothers approach raising their children differently from many other American parents. Jing-mei Jing-mei is a rebellious child caught between two cultures: the Chinese culture that prevails in her mother's home; and the American one that prevails everywhere else.
Personally, I think the best message this story is trying to give is to be yourself. The recital does not go well; in fact, June's parents are embarrassed in front of their friends. I think it was a really sweet and bitter story between a daughter and her mother but it was resolved in the end. Every time I read one of her stories, I feel the emotion and can relate in some way to the characters, which makes reading the story a whole other experience. She was never sure what she wanted to become.
However, after they married, Ted, a dermatologist, lost a serious malpractice suit; he lost his confidence and began forcing Rose to make some of the decisions. Lesson Summary In 'Two Kinds', a short story by Amy Tan, Suyuan, a Chinese immigrant with a painful past, and June, her Asian-American daughter, are locked in a battle for control. Everything she does in this story is resisting her mother. It traces the stories of four mothers who emigrate from China and their four very Americanized daughters. Jing-Mei and her mother are constantly fighting because she is not who her mother wants her to be. In particular, Tan's subject is the distance between mothers who were born in China before the communist revolution and thus have been cut off from their native culture for decades, and their American born daughters who must negotiate the twin burdens of their Chinese ancestry and American expectations for success.
I think this is what Jing-Mei felt constantly: not being good enough. Even though she was not sure what her talent was, she expected her to have one. Her youngest child, Bing, drowns in the ocean. First, the mother tries to convert Jing-Mei into a child actress, but she fails. 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 may have had a childhood she did not wish for but she also appears to have found acceptance. The mother is very persistent on having the daughter follow the American Dream and making her a prodigy.
However she is doing so through Jing-mei. She has the piano tuned, and sits down to play. Been born in the United States and having Chinese parents caused conflicts during the life of this girl. After a breakdown, she comes into her own and learns to assert herself. Jing-Mei's mother wants her child to become a prodigy by forcing her to go to piano lessons even her daughter didn't wanted to. Her greatest fear is that her mother had given up on her. Her mother lost everything in China and is committed to offering a different and glamourous life to her sole daughter.
This short story is basically about about a girl named Jing Mei that has a very difficult relationship with her mother. When this happens, disappointment rises through our chest and crushes it; I know, it is a terrible feeling. Her mother never spoke of piano lessons ever again. Eeyore needed friends to stop him from thinking too much, so it was good that Winnie-the-Pooh happened to run into him. Clair, and they marry and move to America.