Analysis Of Two Kinds By Amy Tan

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In Amy tans short stories Rules of the Game, Fish Cheeks, and Two Kinds use themes concerning the boundaries and relationships between mothers and daughters. Asian culture, particularly Chinese culture plays an important role in all three short stories, giving the traditional conflicts an interesting plot. Amy tans short stories mainly describe the troubles and tension between Chinese immigrant mothers and their Americanized daughters through their shared adventures in an entertaining way. The daughters ignore the Chinese aspect of their identity and embrace the American side. They reflect on their childhood up with strong discipline and expectations that most of them have not met leading to future guilt. Now as grown women with their own families, the …show more content…
Each girl eventually recognizes how the older generation played a significant part in shaping their identities causing them to embrace their Chinese heritage. The short stories focus on the first American mothers and their American Chinese daughters. The short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, starts off with introducing the mother interpretation of how she want her daughter to live the American Dream. The mothers loses her family in China and now hopes to relive that part of her loss through her daughter. However, the daughter, Ni Kan, is not interested in her mother’s dreams and totally ignores against them. In the beginning, Ni Kan, says that she is “just as excited as her mother maybe even more so” about her becoming a prodigy. She pictures herself in different roles such as a ballerina and believes that once that she has become perfected

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