• A Glimpse Into Amy Tan
    A Glimpse of Amy Tan As one of the first Asian American cultural writers of her time, Amy Tan is also one of the most significant contemporary writers of Literature today. Amy Tan brings to life the struggles of dual cultural identity, generational clashes due to age and cultural gaps minority woman...
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  • The Story East Meets West
    Conflicting Values The story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American family looking for new opportunities in California. Jing-Mei’s mother would to sit her down after dinner and read magazine articles about prodigy children and then quiz Jing-Mei to see if she could do what the...
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  • You and Me
    Jobs from Americans”. This poem has some points in common with Amy Tan’s excerpt “Two Kinds from The Joy Luck Club”, mainly describing the challenges facing immigrants to the country. The main contrast between the two works is that Amy Tan’s characters struggled with cultural identity, Old World versus...
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  • “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...
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  • Two Halves of the Same Song
    Two Halves Of The Same Song One of the crucial components of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" is her choice of narrator. This narrative voice develops the story by adding to the characters. By using this narrator, Amy Tan allows the story to come alive through the eyes of a child. Jing-Mei, who is the daughter...
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  • Central Conflict Between Mother and Daughter in Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use" and Any Tan’s “Two Kinds”
    Central conflict between 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...
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  • Essay 2: with and Without Mother
    wonder what kind of reaction a daughter would get in the absence or presence of her mother. The relationship of a daughter and mother who is kindhearted and caring towards her daughter or a mother who bickers non-stop? Through the short stories Mothers by Anna Quindlen and Amy Tan’s, Two kinds, the author...
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  • Two Kinds
    Two Kinds is a short story written by Amy Tan. Two Kinds is an excerpt from the novel “The Joy Luck Club.” The novel is a collection of stories about Chinese-American families with emphasis on their mother daughter relationship. The short story Two Kinds is an example of it. It is a story about a mother...
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  • Characterization of Two Kinds and Who's Irish
    Ivan Tellez Eng. 102 Professor Moore 10/28/10 Characterization Essay Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” explains a lifestyle a Chinese family begins in America. The family consists of a mother and a daughter. The mother is a hard worker and did a lot to come to America, but her daughter is not doing much to...
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  • Birmingham Jail
    Sulaiman Hassan Writing 102 6/6/2012 Two Kinds Amy Tan Amy Tan depicts herself as a Chinese immigrant girl who is being molded by her mother to be a little American girl. She is forced to take piano lessons and become an attempted Shirley Temple look-alike (but failed). Her mother was the classic...
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  • Joy Luck Club
    is caused by a generation gap, which is normally refer to a time and space distance. But Amy Tan, a Chinese American author illustrates the generation gap in a different way. In her novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan described the generation gap between four-immigrant American Chinese mother and their American...
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  • Politics of Language
    is “proper” English may be considered “broken” to those on the East Coast. The language used in songs, ads, everyday speaking, school, writing, and work all differ from one another in the sense that each one is written by someone who has their own view on the English language and how they use it. The...
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  • Compare
    These two articles are similar in that they are both writing pieces by authors writing in first person about their books or writings. Amy Tan and Isaac Asimov are both writing about something specific about their writings. Amy Tan talks about how her experiences with her mother contributes to her writing...
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  • Two Kinds vs. Yellow Wallpaper
    Two Kinds vs. The Yellow Wallpaper Literature 210 After reading two very different pieces of literature one could come to the conclusion that there are many similarities and many differences between them. By comparing and contrasting the two short stories Two Kinds by Amy Tan...
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  • History Now
    Introduction Section Warm-Up: Product Loyalty Loyalty vs. Betrayal Literary Elements: Symbolism Tutorial: Symbols and Symbolism Reading 1: "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan Practice: Symbolism Loyalty and Betrayal Theme Quiz, 40 points Friday, 2/10/2012 Begin Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section B, Context ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • The Power of Language
    The Power of Language Nowadays, more and more Chinese migrants, who use English as their second language, live and work in America. We can call them “bilingual” since they can speak both English and their mother tongue--Chinese. However, although many Chinese migrants can talk with others with very...
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  • English Paper Joy Luck Club
    Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club: A Look at the Concept of Double-Life Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club is a narrative mosaic made up of the lives of four Chinese women and their Chinese American daughters. Because of its structure, the book can only loosely be called a novel. It is composed of sixteen stories...
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  • 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...
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  • Motherhood in Literature
    Throughout the years, mothers have been the inspiration and have been portrayed in many different types of work including film, poetry, novels, short fiction and more. Two works studied this semester present two very different mothers that, despite their differences, share many motherly qualities. The mothers...
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