It starts the central conflict of the relationship and it also is the key to solve the conflict. At the end of the story, where Suyuan gives the piano to Jing-mei as a birthday gift with words “no, this your piano, always your piano. You only one can play” (402). It seems very important to Jing-mei, she thinks “I saw the offer as a sign of forgiveness, a tremendous burden removed” (402). After her mother death, Jing-mei reconditions the piano and she finds the stuffs that are from her childhood. Everything in the piano is the same as the last time she touched. She starts playing the song that she fails in the talent show and recognizes how easy it is.
In “Two Kinds”, the author describes the conflict in the relationship of two generations which were born in 2 different cultural. However, they solve it in shy and forgiveness. The conflict in a relationship will not go anywhere but waiting to be solved, and it’s a simple act to solve it sometimes, such as the mother