Analysis Of Two Kinds By Amy Tan

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The society suppose so much of the next generation that will lead the world one day, it is over whelming all the hopes we need to accomplish to become the ideal generation. The author Amy Tan in the short story “Two Kinds” genuinely makes us realise how we can’t forecast people future; they need to create their own path for themselves. Growing up with people that apprehend superior expectation of you is hard, Jing-Mei suffered of her mothers hopes that she had for herself all her life. The mother had a harsh beginning of life, that she didn’t want to transmit to her daughter that she devoted so much. In the following paragraphs ill be analyzing and explaining the short story by Amy Tan “Two kinds”. Firstly, write about how the …show more content…
“she had come here in 1949 after losing everything in china; her mother and father, her family home, her first husband, and two daughters, twin baby girls.” (Two kinds, Amy Tan,p.26) She lost everything coming to America, because of the Chinese revolution on October 1st 1949 she left Home. She needed to leave china for a better future in America, with this harsh twist she lost everything that she built in china. She wanted a better future for her daughter than her own past that’s why she had some mush expectation for her own daughter. “Soon my mother got this idea about Shirley temple, she took me to a beauty training school in the mission district and put me in the hands of a student who could barely hold the scissors without shaking. Instead of getting big fat curls, I emerged with an uneven mass of crinkly black fuzz. My mother dragged me off to the bathroom and tried to wet down my hair. “you look like a negro Chinese,” she lamented, as if I had done this on purpose. “Without realising the impact that all her assumption that she had for her daughter affected Jing-Mei life since day one. In this quotation of the short story we see how much Jing-Mei tries to be the “perfect” daughter for her mother but can achieve her demeans, she is devastated when her mother says “you look like a negro Chinese” because it was not like if she was doing this by purpose. Amy Tan used …show more content…
“the test got harder-multiplying numbers in my head, finding the queen of hearts in the deck of cards, trying to stand on my head with out using my hands, predicting the daily temperature in Los Angeles, New York and London. One night I hand to look at a page from the bible for three minutes and than report everything I could remember “Now Jehoshaphat had rich and honor in abundance and … that’s all I remember, Ma” I said. And after seeing my mothers disappointed face once again, something inside of me began to die.” Jing-Mei tried to make her mother delighted by achieving her hopes and dreams that she never had for herself because she lived in China. She pushed her daughter to hard to be something that she isn’t that she had a hard time finding herself afterwards. “when my mother told me this, I felt as though I had been sent to hell. I whined and then kick my foot a little when I couldn’t stand it anymore. “Why don’t you like me the way I am? I’m not a genius! I wouldn’t go on TV if you paid me a million dollars!” I cried. My mother slapped me. “who ask you be genius?” she shouted. “only ask you be your best. For your sake. You think I want you be genius? Hnnh! who ask you!” At this point Jing-Mei couldn’t stand her mother at all, she could do nothing her mother asked her. When Jing-Mei says “Why don’t you like me the way I am? I’m not a genius! I

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