"Two Kinds Jing Mei Character Analysis" Essays and Research Papers

  • Two Kinds Jing Mei Character Analysis

    Tonye A. Martial Susan Zagar 13-10-2014 ENGL 101 “Two Kinds” is the story of Jing-Mei, a Chinese-American girl whose mother believes that anyone living in America can be what they want to be and is so determined to help her daughter discover her talent. Her mother lost everything in China and is committed to offering a different and glamourous life to her sole daughter. Her mother draws her into a chain of tests in order to reveal any kind of talent but she keeps disappointing her mother and herself...

    Amy Tan, Mind, The Prodigy 1125  Words | 2  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Victoria Murray Expository Writing II 10/2/2014 Two Kinds "Two Kinds" is truly an amazing work; it captivates readers by telling a story of a young girl trying to find herself. Amy Tan does a phenomenal job, not only by portraying a very real mother-daughter relationship, but at showing how much a young girl can change. Jing-Mei evolves throughout the story in a way that many people can relate to; crushed hopes, obeying your parents...

    Amy Tan, Ed Sullivan, Piano 1253  Words | 5  Pages

  • Reading report: Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Reading report: Two Kinds by Amy Tan A summary of the passage Two kinds, one of the short stories in The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, first published in 1989, vividly displays a bittersweet relationship between Jing-mei, the narrator and protagonist, and her mother Mrs. Woo, and explores conflicts between a Chinese mother and her disobedient Americanized daughter. The story happened in the Chinatown in San Francisco throughout the 1950s and maybe the early 1960s. It begins with Jing-mei and her mother’s...

    Fiction, First person, First-person narrative 1347  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Analysis on Jing-Mei in "Two Kinds"

    "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan is a story in which a Chinese mother believes that her daughter can do anything in the United States as long as she puts her mind to it and decides to push her daughter, Jing-Mei, into being a prodigy. Unfortuantely, Jing-Mei and her mother do not share the same views on things. Jing-Mei wants to establish her own identity apart from her mother and feels that she can be successful through her own efforts and determination. Jing-Mei's desire to be an independent person leads...

    603  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Literary Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    THEME The title of this short story “Two Kinds” is describes the theme of this story. The mother had stated that there are only two types of daughters. “Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind.” (pg 412) Jing Mei did not understand the truth or meaning behind that declaration until after her mothers death. Jing Mei realized that her mother only meant that she could be an obedient child by listening to her mother while at the same time follow her own heart and want her own prodigy...

    1990s music groups, Amy Tan, Debut albums 991  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    The story “Two Kinds,” written by Amy Tan, has a plot that many people can relate to while growing up as a child. The theme of the story is that there are two kinds of people: the one the mother wants her to be and the one Jing-mei (the protagonist and narrator of the story) strives to be. Both mother and daughter in the story have a very complicated relationship. The mother believes that you could become anything you wanted in America. The author emphasizes that Jing-mei’s mother tries to dominate...

    Amy Tan, Ed Sullivan, Music education 1210  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    17, 2011-01-17 Two Kinds Amy Tan In the short story “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan uses the narrator’s point of view to share a mother's attempt to control her daughter's dreams and ambitions. Tan`s short story is an example of how differing personalities cause struggles between a parent and child. Children often fall victim to a parent trying too hard or expectations being too high, and in the case of "Two Kinds," we see Jing Mei’s mother trying to live her life through that of Jing Mei. The outcome of...

    Amy Tan, English-language films, Fiction 822  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds and Everyday Use Comparison

    and evidential in two different stories, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan and “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. Although these stories represent different cultures, they both exemplify the values and importance of family relations; as well as demonstrate in every culture families face social problems. In both these stories, two major topics stood out which allowed me to compare each one to one another. These topics were mother-daughter relationships and obedience as a whole. The story Two Kinds is about a Chinese...

    Amy Tan, Culture, Dee Snider 918  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds Paper Amy Tan

    Josh A. Robertson Prof. Villarreal 1302 4/8/13 Paper 3 “Two Kinds” Amy Tan In Amy Tan’s short story “Two KindsJing-Mei, the story’s main character, takes a stand against her mother. The story opens as she describes her childhood, which was full of pain and resentment caused by never becoming the “prodigy” that her mother desperately wanted her to be. Despite her best intentions, Jing-Mei always fell short of her mother’s expectations and one night, she made a pact to herself that she would...

    Amy Tan, Childhood, Fiction 912  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    1987, after her mother recovered from a serious illness, they took a trip to China where Tan reunited with her half-sisters. The trip offered Tan a new perspective on her mother and inspired her to write her first book, The Joy Luck Club in 1989. Two Kinds is one of the short stories in The Joy Luck Club. The story takes place around 1960’s, where the narrator talks about her childhood and 1980’s towards the end when she had grown up to be an adult about thirty years old. In the sixties, many Chinese...

    American Dream, Amy Tan, China 1253  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Tan's story "Two Kinds" is a battle of wills between the narrator, a young Chinese American girl, and her mother, a Chinese immigrant. "Two Kinds" is a coming-of-age story, in which the narrator, Jing-mei, struggles to forge her own sense of identity in the face of her strong-willed mother's dream that she become a "prodigy." Jing-mei is caught between her Chinese mother's traditional ideas about how to raise a daughter, and her own development as a Chinese American girl straddling two cultures. Like...

    Chinese American, Chinese language, Han Dynasty 1993  Words | 5  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    #1 Two Kinds The Land of Opportunity. The Free World. A place where you can do anything and become somebody with just the right amount of hard work and ambition. These are all ways to describe the United States of America; this is exactly what Mrs. Woo (an immigrant from China) wants for her daughter, Jing-Mei,  in Amy Tan's compelling story Two Kinds. The only difference is Mrs. Woo believes having a special talent is the ultimate key to success even if finding this talent is crushing her daughter’s...

    United States 917  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Traits in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”, Tan’s “Two Kinds”, and Cather’s “Paul’s Case”

    Nick Gantt Mr. Stuva Comp II 14 Mar. 2013 Character Traits in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”, Tan’s “Two Kinds”, and Cather’s “Paul’s Case” The characters of Sarty in Barn Burning, Jing-Mei in Two Kinds, and Paul in Paul’s Case all have notable traits that make them who they are. Whether it be flat characters that bring the traits out of them, or just the position in which they live, they all see life in a different way. These characters all have a desire to live a different life, but all come...

    Amy Tan, Barn Burning, Family 1845  Words | 5  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Two Kinds” By Amy Tan is a heartbreaking story, it’s a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between parent and child. In every family, parents have, at one point, imposed their failures and expectations on their children and in worse cases have even tried to live through their children. At times, it can be in the best interest of the child to have a parent motivate them in a specific direction, but as in this story it can sometimes backfire, and the child...

    Amy Tan, Girl, Mother 2552  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Red Ball and Two Kinds: How Sympathy for the Characters is Evoked

    How do the writers of two short stories make you feel sympathy for the main characters? In ‘The Red Ball’ andTwo Kinds’, we read about a number of characters who experience unhappiness in their lives. In ‘The Red Ball’, the young boy, Bolan, feels isolated from people of his own age, is bullied by his resentful father and is eventually beaten very badly for supposedly stealing his parents’ savings. In ‘Two Kinds’, Jing Mei is forced by her mother to become a ‘child prodigy’, so much so that...

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  • Amy Tan Two Kinds Paper

    Society In the story Two Kinds by Amy Tan, Jing Mei, a Chinese American girl struggles with her identity and learning how to balance her mother’s wants with her needs. Jing- Mei’s mother feels that obedience to her should come first and following her own aspirations should not be a consideration. With the pressures of pleasing her mother and still discovering one’s shelf, Jing-Mei searches for balance but finds conflict, confusion, and disdain. In the beginning, Jing-Mei was eagerly hoping to...

    China, Chinese American, Culture of China 1411  Words | 4  Pages

  • Suyuan Woo and Jing-mei (June) Woo: Like Mother Like Daughter

    Suyuan Woo and Jing-mei (June) Woo: Like Mother Like Daughter The Joy Luck Club encompasses the stories of four Chinese women leaving China, to live in a new world of people, language, and culture in America. The book written by Amy Tan features each woman’s story, her American born Chinese daughter’s life, and culture clashes between them. Also an American born Chinese, Amy Tan empathizes with the daughters and the mothers of her novel. Each mother tells her daughter her story of hardships and...

    Amy Tan, Chinese New Year, Daughter 1258  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Conflicts Between Mother and Daughter in “Two Kinds”

    between Mother and Daughter in “Two Kinds” In the story “Two Kinds”, author Amy Tan, who is a Chinese-American, describes the conflicts in the relationship of a mother and daughter living in California. The protagonist in this story Jing-mei Woo’s mother is born and raised in China, and immigrates to the United States to escape from the Chinese Civil War. For many years she maintained complete Chinese traditional values, and has been abided by it deliberately. This kind of traditional Chinese culture...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese character 1557  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sonny's Blue and Two Kinds Rebellion

    I'll take over Children are rebellious; it is part of childhood to rebel against parents or guardian. Through rebellion process, a child must go through challenge of their beliefs, enduring influences, acceptance and understanding. By analyzing characters from the stories about rebellion, I realize that one does not simply rebel to disappoint others; it is more of a misery than having an understanding of one another. In the story "Sonny's Blue" by James Baldwin, Sonny struggle to find what he truly...

    Parent 1915  Words | 5  Pages

  • two kinds analysis

    Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan Amy Tan, the “Two Kinds” author, does not clearly point out as an analysts to demonstrate what the real problem between her mother and her is. However, all along the story, Amy uses the point of view as a narrator to tell what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind. She has not stated what is right or wrong based on her own opinion. It was not expected to have the clues how to solve a family issue, but Amy wrote a narrative diary which can see her...

    Amy Tan, Narrative, Narrative mode 1024  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Two Kinds is a wonderful little short story about a immigrant Chinese woman in the mid 1950’s to early 1960’s that moved to Chinatown in California to give herself a better opportunity to make it in America. In the story we see the Amy’s mother as a woman who already has dealt with her fair share of pain and disappointment. Jeng-mei mothers entire family seemed to have been wiped out before she came to America from China Jeng-mei explains “ she had come to San Francisco in 1949 after losing...

    A Story, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, Amy Tan 1105  Words | 3  Pages

  • Story Analysis- Two Kinds

    Story AnalysisTwo Kinds In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, intends to make reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother. Instead, she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind all along the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her opinion. Instead of giving instruction of how to solve a family...

    Microsoft Narrator, Narrative, Narrator 1464  Words | 4  Pages

  • Amy Tan's "A pair of tickets" character analysis

    Trevor Bryan Professor Bisirri ENC 1102 September 24, 2013 Character Analysis of Jing Mei In the short story “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan, Tan portrays the story of an Americanized Chinese woman trying to reconnect with her culture. In the story, the character Jing Mei is conflicted over the loss of her mother and the feeling that they never fully connected with each other. For years she resented her heritage, but as part of her life passes, she feels the need to reconnect and learn who...

    China, Father, Han Chinese 1332  Words | 4  Pages

  • Two Kinds Analysis

    “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan A. Synopsis 1. Plot In the year 1949, the main character, Jing-mei who was still a baby, moved to America with her family. To Jing-mei's mother, America is the land of opportunity. She believes in the American Dream. She has high hopes that her daughter, Jing-mei will be a great success as a prodigy if only her daughter tried hard enough. With hard work, she feels that Jing-mei can be anything she wants to be in this great country. After all, her daughter will never suffer...

    Chess, Chess prodigy, Child prodigy 3768  Words | 10  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Two Kinds by Amy Tan: Literary Analysis - There are many key elements which together make up a story, namely a story's setting, its main characters, the plot, and the symbolism it contains. A story's setting is usually described in the beginning of the story, giving an explanation of where and when the story is taking place. Many stories have a protagonist and an antagonist as well as other key characters. The protagonist is the "hero or antihero; (the) character you tend to 'root for'." . The antagonist...

    Antagonist, Character, Climax 1184  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Thematic Analysis of “the Lottery” and “Two Kinds”

    century. This analysis of “The Lottery” and “Two Kinds” will demonstrate how both short stories share similar themes, literary devices and writing styles. According to Richard Abcarian and Marvin Klotz (2007), editors of Literature: The Human Experience, works with a theme of conformity and rebellion often "feature a clash between two well-articulated positions, in which a rebel, on principle, confronts and struggles with established authority" (p. 312). “The Lottery” and “Two Kinds” equally share...

    Amy Tan, Fiction, Literature 822  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Analysis

    In the short story "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan. Amy Tan displays two different kinds of daughters, the ones who are obedient and the ones who aren't obedient. I believe that the story is about the differences between the mother and the daughter. Jing-mei's mother was born and raised in China. But left because she believed in America that you could be anything you wanted to be. She left behind her mother, father, her family and home, and two daughters that were twins. She left them and never looked...

    Piano 1257  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Development

    Importance of Character Development in Short Stories The anticipation of the audience towards a short story is often based on how strongly and deeply characters are developed. The audience often sympathizes with some characters simply because they can relate to their story. They may also feel disassociated with some characters because of their unpleasant nature. Generally, the audience’s tendency to empathize with the characters in the story, gives them excitement to look forward to the ending....

    Essay, Fiction, Narrative 1313  Words | 4  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Wright Assignment: “Two Kinds” Piano “Two Kinds” By Amy Tan is about Jing Mei mother who is clear in her daughter’s goals. She want Jing Mei to be a prodigy and famous. Her mother send her to the hair solon to make her look like Shirley Temple. She also forces Jing Mei to take piano lesson and soon has a recital, Jing Mei was confident to play. Her mother invites their auntie Lindo because she stretches out the truth that Jing Mei is talented with...

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  • Different Characteristics of Jing Mei and Her Mother Causing Conflict Among Them

    Different Characteristics of Jing mei And Her Mother Causing Conflict among Them. There are many reasons causing the conflicts among Jing mei Woo and her mother, Suyuan Woo, such as the different attitudes of Jing mei and her mother towards American dream and their generation gap. However, the serious conflicts between Jing mei and Suyuan are also caused by their obviously distinct characteristics including the disobedience and the independence of Jing mei contrasting with Suyuan’s restrictiveness...

    Piano 886  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds - Intro to Literature

    09, 2012 “Two KindsJing-Mei is Amy Tan’s main character in Two Kinds. Jing-Mei is a round character in this story. All of your information we get from the story comes from the view point of Jing-Mei. She is a Chinese-American girl who is locked in a battle over her identity with her Chinese mother who believes “That you can be anything you want to be in America”(168). This battle stays with both Jing-Mei and her mother throughout the story. Jing-Mei’s mother tries to mold Jing-Mei into a musical...

    Piano 862  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan - Two Kinds Conflict Analysis

    Analysis: The short story, "Two Kinds,"� displays the relationship between a Chinese mother and a disobedient Americanized daughter. Jing-mei, a second-generation Chinese daughter, deals with her own internal conflict as well as an external conflict with her mother. The internal effort to find her true self is a lesson Jing-mei will have to discover, as she gets older. Being born of Chinese heritage, Jing-mei struggles with the burden of failing to meet her mother's expectations. She was never sure...

    Amy Tan, Christina Aguilera, Conflict 625  Words | 2  Pages

  • Joy Luck Club analysis

    Joy Luck Club - Analysis About the Author - What I believe my books are about is relationships and family. Approaching the Text -It is easy to see that The Joy Luck Club began as a series of short stories which Tan has collected and integrated to form a novel because of the elements and qualities that its four sections and various sub-sections have in common. -The most obvious of these are considerations of Chinese American life, the interaction (often troubled) of relationships with men (fathers...

    Amy Tan, Chinese cuisine, Family 1047  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Halves of the Same Song

    Two Halves of the Same Song “My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (526). This is the first sentence inTwo Kinds” by Amy Tan spoken by the narrator’s point of view, Jing-mei, the daughter. The story was a direct reflection of love vs. rebellion with the mother and the daughter, presented in a humorous almost sounding sarcastic tone to show the two kinds of people in the story; the one the mother thought the daughter should be and the one the daughter thought she...

    Debut albums, Love, Mother 942  Words | 3  Pages

  • “Two Kinds”, Conflicts

    Two Kinds”, Conflicts “Two Kinds” is written by Amy Tan and it was first published in 1989. This short story tells the relationship between a mother and a daughter and the conflicts between them. The protagonist Jing Mei has both internal and external conflicts. The internal conflict is whether she wanted to be obedient. Her Conflict with her mother based on cultural difference is external. All these conflicts are expressed through setting and symbolism. The setting of the short story is in...

    Amy Tan, China, Conflict 565  Words | 2  Pages

  • two kinds

    Plot "Two Kinds tells of a woman and daughter expecting a great life in America. The daughter, Jing-mei, wants desperately to become a "Chinese Shirley Temple" by making a career in singing and dancing. Her mother is consumed in the belief that Jing-mei is a genius, thus making her do pointless tests that she sees other prodigy children doing in magazines such as standing on her head and reciting world capitals. All of this proves to be useless and the idea begins to fade away until Jing-mei's mother...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese name 4696  Words | 13  Pages

  • Literary Analysis of "A Pair of Tickets

    Literary Analysis of A pair of Tickets In Amy Tan’s, A Pair of Tickets, Tan uses a change in setting paralleled to a change in character to reveal that when a person learns something new, whether it be about a culture or another person, it changes the way they think and accept the world around them. Jing-Mei is a 36 year old woman of Chinese decent. She grew up in America in San Francisco and has never known what it is to be Chinese. She has denied any kinship to the culture and it has a lot...

    China, Chinese calendar, Culture of China 927  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Two Kinds by Amy Tan A: Synopsis This short story, ‘Two Kinds’ is more focused on the relationships between mother and daughter. The narrator of this story, Jing Mei recalls of the days when her mother wanted her to be a prodigy in America. Her mother moved to San Francisco when she lost everything in China. At first, she thought that her daughter would be like Shirley Temple as they watched how talented Shirley Temple was in acting. And one day when the narrator’s mother saw a young Chinese girl...

    Amy Tan, Ed Sullivan, Music education 677  Words | 2  Pages

  • Movie Analysis Paper on The Joy Luck Club

    Movie Analysis Paper Psychology of Prejudice The movie I selected is “The Joy Luck Club” that illustrates the gap and the misunderstanding between foreign-born mothers from China and their American-born daughters who are ignorant of their culture, life, morals, and ways. Jing-mei, the main character in the film, has taken her mother, Suyuan’s place playing mahjong in a weekly gathering that her deceased mother had organized in China and revived in San Francisco- The Joy Luck Club. The club’s...

    China, Chinese language, Culture of China 1471  Words | 4  Pages

  • two kinds

    Analysis: The short story, "Two Kinds,"� displays the relationship between a Chinese mother and a disobedient Americanized daughter. Jing-mei, a second-generation Chinese daughter, deals with her own internal conflict as well as an external conflict with her mother. The internal effort to find her true self is a lesson Jing-mei will have to discover, as she gets older. Being born of Chinese heritage, Jing-mei struggles with the burden of failing to meet her mother's expectations. She was never sure...

    Amy Tan, Chinese language, Comedy 594  Words | 2  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    narrating the story talking of her mothers tragedy in China; The mother who lost her mother, father, husband , and her two twin babies was trying to start over and give her child the American dream. The daughter the one telling the story was very as the story began about becoming famous. The mother on the other hand goes to all lengths to try to find her daughters talents. The characters in the story are the mother who played a huge role, although her name was never mentioned. She is a mother who...

    Anger, Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles, Mind 1415  Words | 4  Pages

  • Central Conflict Between Mother and Daughter in Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use" and Any Tan’s “Two Kinds”

    mother and daughter in Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use" and Any Tan’s “Two Kinds” In “Everyday Use” Alice Walker depicts a cultural conflict within a family and explores the concept of heritage. “Everyday Use” tells how a mother eventually rejects the values of her educated daughter and celebrates the values of her younger daughter. The setting of “Everyday Use” takes place in the late 60’s, early 70’s. Narrated by the mother of two daughters, the story opens with an examination of the yard, “I will...

    2003 in film, Amy Tan, Education 980  Words | 3  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    Two Kinds: The Search for Contentment In "Two Kinds," Amy Tan writes about the struggles between a futile daughter and her persistent mother. This excerpt from her novel, "The Joy Luck Club," explores several other important themes, such as the control over one's destiny, the freedom of decision-making, and the attempt to live the ‘American Dream.' However, the last paragraph in "Two Kinds" reflects the story's most important theme – the search for one self's true identity. The premise of this...

    Amy Tan, Piano, Piano pedagogy 698  Words | 2  Pages

  • Two Kinds

    bring enjoy-ment if you fulfil the expectation or it can lead to disappointment if you don’t. Every individual will not get through life without having some sort of expectation to something, and this as well include parents too. The short story ’Two Kinds’ written by Amy Tan is from 1989, and it delineates a mother’s attempt to push her daughter into achieving a prodigious lifestyle. The mother is an immi-grant from China, but her daughter is born in America. The cultural difference of their upbringing...

    Amy Tan, Culture, Expectation 934  Words | 3  Pages

  • Brief Explanations on Two Kinds Characters

    Mr. Chong Mr. Chong—also known as Old Chong—is Jing-mei's deaf and partially blind piano teacher. When she realizes that he can't hear the music, she stops trying to hit the right notes; when she sees that he can't read fast enough to follow the sheet music, she just keeps up the rhythm and he is pleased. At her disastrous recital he is the only one who cheers enthusiastically. Father The narrator's father makes only a token appearance in the story. He is not involved in the mother-daughter struggle...

    Chess, China, Chinese calendar 446  Words | 2  Pages

  • 2 Kinds

    Two Kinds Summary - Amy Tan - Masterplots II: Short Story Series, Revised Edition 頁1/3 Welcome, Amy My Account My Profile Logout Search LITERATURE QUESTION & ANSWER Literature Study Guides DISCUSSION Literary Criticism DOCUMENTS Salem on Literature TEACHERS COLLEGE eTexts REFERENCE Lesson Plans Shakespeare at eNotes Get immediate homework help!We have live tutors standing by. FanStory.com Ads by Google Home > Two Kinds Summary & Study Guide...

    Amy Tan, Asian American, Fiction 1716  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Joy Luck Club - a Pair of Tickets Analysis

    The Joy Luck Club – A Pair of Tickets – Analysis Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity  This story explores the insights of Jing-Mei’s literal and figurative journey back to her cultural origin, China.  In the text, Jing-mei had initially 'vigorously denied that [she] had any Chinese whatsoever below [her] skin.' and through this she has shown her inability to understand her true identity. Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity [cont.] When she had finally comprehended...

    Amy Tan, China, Family 1702  Words | 6  Pages

  • A comparative analysis of characters: two women rediscovering love

     A Comparative Analysis of Characters: Two Women Rediscovering Love Most people don’t realize how similar they are to others. Specifically, two people in different short stories are going to be oblivious to one another. The character Delia, from author Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” is remarkably like George Saunders’ character Callie in his short story “Puppy.” Though Saunders’ conjured up Callie more than seventy-five years after Hurston thought of Delia, the popular author incorporated some...

    Abuse, Domestic violence, George Saunders 1075  Words | 5  Pages

  • Two Kinds 4

    Outline Thesis statement: the meaning of two kinds go far beyond the two kinds of daughters.It also represents two kinds of cultural hegenamy and cultural identity Introduction: 1. Author’s life 2. Author’s literary accomplishment 3. History background Body part: 1. The history the mother of mother:suyuan 2. The conflict between mother and daughter Conclusion:the cultural conflicts revealed in the story Two kinds Two kinds is one of the many tales of The Joy Luck which is written by...

    Amy Tan, China, Chinese character 1732  Words | 5  Pages

  • Two kinds by amy tan

    Not My Dream In the story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother's constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity against...

    Amy Tan 505  Words | 2  Pages

  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan

    Not My Dream In the story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother’s constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find...

    586  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Analysis

    CHARACTER ANALYSIS – To Kill a Mockingbird Character | Characteristics/Qualities | Important Quotes | Additional Information | ATTICUS | Atticus has integrity and believes that abiding the law (courthouse and humanity) is necessary.He demonstrates the qualities: * Humbleness/ modesty: he does not want attention for his good deeds. * Integrity * Loyalty: to his family and courthouse. * No prejudice: with regards to the coloured people. * Honesty: he was prepared to turn in Jem as a murderer...

    Bankruptcy in the United States, Courage, Harper Lee 2586  Words | 6  Pages

  • Character Analysis

    1101 Rynier Character Analysis of Sam Winchester The show Supernatural is about two brothers following in their father's footsteps to pursue the family business of killing off things that go bump in the night. It all began one night when John Winchester, played by Jeffery Dean Morgan, walks into his infant son's room only to see his wife Mary (played by Samantha Smith) pinned to the ceiling. John hands the infant off to his older son, as his wife spontaneously bursts into flames. The two sons and father...

    Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan 917  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan's "Two Kinds".

    In Amy Tan's short story "Two Kinds" we see the strained relationship between a Chinese immigrant mother and a first-generation American daughter. Throughout the text, Jing-mei's mother continually pushes her to become a prodigy. She is so obsessive of her daughter's excellence, that she does not see the emotional damage she creates. Jing-mei reacts negatively to the pressure. She becomes indifferent, angry, excited and hopeful; her emotions fluctuate, because she is in a perpetual struggle between...

    Amy Tan, Disappointment, Emotion 527  Words | 2  Pages

  • two stories

    do so, a child can be called upon to repair a loss in his or her parent’s life and it effectively has a negative impact on the children. This is a apparent theme in the two stories “Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan and “The Rocking Horse Winner,” by David Lawrence. Whether the aspirations are from the death of a family member, as in “Two Kinds,” or a financial situation as in “The Rocking Horse Winner,” the effects are shown to be too much for a child to handle, causing a feeling of pressure to fill the void...

    Amy Tan, Child, Childhood 1126  Words | 3  Pages

  • character analysis

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  • Two Kinds vs. Yellow Wallpaper

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    American novelists, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Silas Weir Mitchell 1585  Words | 4  Pages

  • No Sugar Character Analysis

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  • Two Halves of the Same Song

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    Amy Tan, Fiction, First-person narrative 746  Words | 2  Pages

  • Suyuan and Jing-Mei’s Relationship in the Joy Luck Club

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    Amy Tan, China, Chinese calendar 875  Words | 2  Pages

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