"Two Kinds" Book Review by Peter Pen

"Two Kinds"
A book review on "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan
# 113837 | 921 words | 0 sources | 2009
Published on May 13, 2009 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Literature (American)

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This paper summarizes Amy Tan's "Two Kinds", a short story about the relationship a young Chinese girl in the United States has with her immigrant mother. The paper describes how the mother of the protagonist Jing-mei, tries to first mold her into a Chinese Shirley Temple and when that failed, to a piano prodigy. The author explains the reasons why Jing-mei's mother does all of these, while also providing insights to the kind of life that the mother has had and the dreams she has for Jing-mei.

From the Paper:

"Culture plays a main factor when it comes to distinguishing the differences of people around the world. However, there are some things that even culture lacks to distinguish. The relationship between a parent and child may be one of the greatest examples. No matter what part of the world you came from, the attitude a child has towards his or her parents disciplinary actions are reflections of each other. Many times parents believe they know what is best for their child and push them to do things the child does not always agree on. And naturally the child does not appreciate the effort of their parents the least bit until years pass."

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