Jing-Mei's Change In Two Kinds By Amy Tan

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Parents seem like they always push their kids to do something that they don’t want to do. Have you ever wondered why parents often force their children to do things they don’t want to do? “You want me to be someone that I’m not” (Tan 231). “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. The conflict in the story was that Jing-mei’s mother wanted her to be a prodigy but she didn’t want to listen to her mother. After a careful analysis of the story, the reader understands how Jing-mei’s feelings toward her mother changed, why her feelings changed, and how those changed feelings affected the entire story.
First of all Jing-mei’s feelings change towards her mother in important ways. Jing-mei was always pushed by her mother to be the best she could be. Jing-mei emphasized
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Because Jing-mei’s feeling started to change with her mother she didn’t really want to play the piano anymore. “In fact, in the beginning, I was just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so” (Tan 221). At first Jing-mei was very happy but then her mother started pushing her to where she didn’t want it anymore. Jing-mei’s mother started to take it more serious than she had planned. “I hated taking tests, the raised hopes, and the failed expectations” (Tan 223). It seems as though this is when Jing-mei’s feelings began to change. Maybe if Jing-mei wasn’t pushed as hard she would’ve applied herself more and she would’ve been …show more content…
Jing-mei felt as though her mother was changing her and Jing-mei didn’t want to become that person. “I won’t let her change me, I promised myself. I won’t be what I’m not” (Tan 223). Jing-mei seemed as though she was doing the opposite of what her mother was saying. The reader could tell that throughout the story Jing-mei stopped caring for it. Like after the performance, their relationship changed a lot. Like in a part of the story Jing-mei explained she didn’t want to do it anymore. “I’m not going to play anymore” (Tan 230). Jing-mei didn’t really listen to her mother anymore and she didn’t want to play the piano anymore. Maybe if Jing-mei would’ve stopped being difficult and practiced right she would’ve had a better performance. Jing-mei seemed like she was determined to not do good. Jing-mei was determined to give

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