The Negative Effects Of Bullying In Amy Tan's Two Kinds

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The world wide concern circling children and young adults is bullying. It is a form of abuse using aggressive physical and verbal actions. It is considered to be one of the most leading causes of self harm and insecurities. Teachers in schools and interactive programs fail to capture the real pain of how this affects not only the victims, but their families. These actions lead to mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and in many cases, suicide. Bullying has always been a big problem in society which people struggle with. It is an unwanted behavior that involves harassment against someone by intimidating them or physically harming them. There are so many negative effects of it and can lead up to more serious issues. Today, many experience the hardship of being harassed by their …show more content…
In the story, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, is about a mother who controls everything her daughter does. She forces her daughter to take piano lessons when the daughter does not want to. In a way, this can be labeled as bullying even though the mother does not mean what she is doing. Pushing your child to change themselves and forcing them to do something they do not want is a form of bullying. The daughter in the story tells her mother, “Why don’t you like me the way I am?” She also says, "After seeing my mother 's disappointed face once again, something inside of me began to die… I saw only my face staring back–and that it would always be this ordinary face–I began to cry" (134). This shows how her mother constantly pressuring her, is bringing her down emotionally and making her feel so bad about herself. In general, children can act out when parents do this to them. The form of bullying that occurs between them can cause the children to rebel like not listening to what they are saying anymore. This can affect their personality and their academic work in

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