Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds Essay

1128 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
For children growing up, mothers have been a part of who they are. Mothers have been influential when our world was falling apart, when we fell ill to the flu, and most importantly, the one to love us when we needed it the most. “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, begins with a brief introduction to one mother’s interpretation of the American Dream. Losing her family in China, she now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. Therefore, the young girl, mimics her mother’s dreams at first but ultimately rebels. Jing-mei 's (or June, the daughter) mother has come to America so that her daughter can thrive in the New World. During the process, she feels a right to choose and push her daughter in the direction she sees fit. In the process, Jing-mei becomes more independent. This results from her maturation but also from the influence of American culture which is more encouraging of individuality and even rebellion in young people. As a mother (insert name here) needs to accept June’s aspiration as a young individual and allow June and her wisdom to fight for her dreams, without becoming an overbearing parent who pushes the history of their ancestry.
Much of the text shows that June may be wiser in some areas than her mother. She dreams of doing what she loves while her selfish mother is only looking out for herself. June proclaims: "In all my imaginings, I was filled with a sense that I would soon become perfect. My mother and father would adore me. I would be beyond…

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