Amy Tan 's Two Kinds Essay

841 Words Apr 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Becoming more independent with the decisions you make as a separate individual apart from your family is a path you must take to become more true yourself. On one side you have to be like the daughter in Amy Tan’s, “Two Kinds” who is assertive about making her own choices to her overbearing mother. While also being like Shakespeare 's character, Desdemona, who is ready to take either his father’s rejection or approval on her decision to marry someone he may not accept from his play titled, “Othello”. Parents want the best for their children, but in some cases a parent like the mother in “Two Kinds” may be too forceful on the child to get them to be something they are not. I was also forced to take piano lessons like the daughter and was given multiple study books to better my mathematical skills. At the time, I detested my mother for incessantly pushing me to do things I detested like math and playing classical music on the piano, but after gradually opposing her wishes I became happier. This was very similar to the trials that the daughter in the story (“Two Kinds”) had to go through and like my case, these tests resulted in the opposite of the desired effect. I realize that both the mother in the story and my mother only wanted to mold their daughter into the version that was the best in their mind however they should let children make their own choices to grow as an individual. Going against your parents wishes may start disagreements when you first start deciding things…

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