The Prodigy

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  • Malcolm Gladwell Outliers

    discusses the “culture of honor” in Appalachia and the rice paddy development in China that fosters useful problem solving skills. Through this series of case studies, Gladwell inserts background information that further supports his claim and helps the reader understand his theory. In Outliers, Gladwell’s diction plays a vital role in the development of his thesis and gives the reader this element to help his points resonate. When discussing geniuses, Gladwell refers to Chris Langan and his college professor, “there they are, the professor and the prodigy, and what the prodigy clearly wants is to be engaged” (Gladwell 100). The noun “prodigy” used to identify Chris Langan emphasizes what a young brilliant student he is. The use of the word “prodigy” is important because a prodigy is someone who masters a given thing at a young age; however, the term doesn’t always mean the person is successful. Because of this, the noun “prodigy” is used to prove Gladwell’s point that extreme talent doesn’t always guarantee success. In use of parallel structure, Gladwell explains the reasons behind plane…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Two Kinds By Amy Tan

    In the story “Two Kinds”, by Amy Tan, an Asian-American daughter is faced with the pressures her mother puts upon her of expectations of success; in particular, the expectation is to become a young prodigy. Throughout the story, Jing- mei faces external and internal conflicts while struggling to find her own identity. While facing the struggles brought in her life, Jing- mei comes upon the realization that her mother believed in her and only wanted her to be the best that she can be. The theme…

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  • First Experience In Two Kinds

    In the same first experience, she would see this as one of the greatest opportunities to have. She believed that you could be anything you wanted to be in America. Unlike Jing-Mei, her mother felt like this was the prodigy that Jing-Mei should live up to. She would have done anything to make sure Jing-Mei would become a piano genius. In the second experience, she expected her daughter to play astonishing, which was quite the opposite of what it really was. It was obvious that Jing-Mei’s mother…

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  • Role Models In Amy Tan's Two Kinds

    Initially, Jing-mei is optimistic about her prospects of becoming a gifted child and shares in her mother’s confidence that she is capable of filling this role. In fact, after spending copious amounts of time watching Shirley Temple with her Suyuan, Jing-mei begins to dream up a wondrous vision of her future self. “I picture this prodigy part of me as many different images... I was a dainty ballerina …I was Cinderella stepping from her pumpkin carriage with sparkly cartoon music filling the air.…

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  • Prodigy Finance Case Study

    Prodigy Finance is not a bank andwe don’t want to be. We offer community funded loans to international postgraduate students attending top business schools. The loans are funded by a combination of business school alumni investors, high net worth individuals, the business school community and institutional investors who have an interest in higher education. Students gain access to funding their postgraduate degree that they often otherwise could not afford. Students need to be studying abroad…

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  • The Theme Of Prodigy By Marie Lu

    In the novel, Prodigy, by Marie Lu, the theme is not everything you see is true. In this novel, there are two characters’ point of view, Day and June. They’re fighting for the freedom of the people, and trying to change the ways of the republic. In this novel, the author shows the theme through dialogue during the interrogations or characters, the actions of Razor’s lies or the government's’ secrets, and multiple points of views from June and Day and more. Marie Lu shows that people tells…

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  • Analysis Of Colin Singleton's An Abundance Of Katherines

    “The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath,” (3). In the book An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Colin Singleton is a prodigy, not a genius. When he gets dumped by Katherine the XIX, the nineteenth Katherine that Colin has had a relationship with, he finds himself thinking about having a Eureka moment. A Eureka moment that will lead Colin from a child prodigy to genius…

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  • The Infant Prodigy Thomas Mann Analysis

    The Infant Prodigy, written by Thomas Mann, is a story of Bibi Saccellaphylaccas, a young prodigal artist. He plays piano for an audience of ridiculers. Through this story, readers are given a real look at the art of music, also the thoughts from the audience when observing Bibi’s performance. Thomas Mann describes a complete picture of Bibi, the audience and the relationship between them and culture through the all-knowing point of view. When we get into the story firstly, it is the time also…

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  • Two Kinds Amy Tan Analysis

    "In fact, in the beginning, I was just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so" (223). Her mother believes in the American Dream and passes this hope to her daughter stating "you can be prodigy, too… you can be best anything" (222). Jing-Mei tries her best to live up to her mother's dreams for her to become a prodigy. When her haircut ends up looking less like Shirley Temple and more like Peter Pan, she is optimistic about the end results anyhow stating "I liked the haircut and it made me…

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

    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…

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