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Conclusion on two kinds by amy tan

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Narrated in the first person by a woman called Jing-mei Woo the story is a memory piece and after reading the story the reader realises that Tan may be exploring the theme of hope. She wants her to be famous or at least to be a prodigy. Something which would play on the theme of identity. However she is doing so through Jing-mei.

If anything she is living her life vicariously. Though at times she aspires to be one. Which may be the case for many children.

  • The two pieces she plays at the end also act as symbolism;
  • The mother will never understand that her daughter is armed with a conception of freedom "to be herself," as opposed to living with the expectations placed on external contingencies;
  • In the analysis paragraphs you would have included details from the story to prove that each of the three statements was accurate;
  • However, such a life encourages one to be something or do something, but not to be someone;
  • Woo leaves China destitute, and hopeful that America will provide greater opportunities for herself and her daughter to live fulfilled lives;
  • In the analysis paragraphs you would have included details from the story to prove that each of the three statements was accurate.

To have the aspirations that they too can be seen to be special or gifted or different from their peers. What child would not like the focus to be placed on them? Particularly if the spotlight placed on them is positive.

Each and every child likes to be thought of as special.

Two Kinds by Amy Tan

However the definition for special is different for each parent. Which is understandable considering that she has had a hard life. Losing a husband and children while in China.

It is as though she wants to distance herself from the pain of her past and the only way she knows how to do that is by forcing Jing-mei into being something she is not. Which again plays on the theme of identity. It is inevitable that Jing-mei is going to rebel against her mother.

It is as though she is forced to after her efforts at the talent contest. She wants her mother to give out to her. To start an argument with her in order that Jing-mei can blame her mother. When the reality is that Jing-mei set the bar too high for herself just like her mother has. It is also interesting that Old Chong is the only one that claps for Jing-mei at the talent contest. His actions show loyalty regardless of how badly Jing-mei played.

If anything the talent contest acts as the catalyst for Jing-mei to gain independence from her mother. She knows that she may not be good enough to be a prodigy and the embarrassment that she felt at the talent contest has in some ways shattered her confidence.

  • What child would not like the focus to be placed on them?
  • She cannot get the girl she is to become someone worthy of the American dream, and, in turn, believes she does not deserve a happy ending;
  • She is consumed with anger toward herself for not being enough and rebels against the notion that she must be perfect, although she cannot truly shake it;
  • It is as though she wants to distance herself from the pain of her past and the only way she knows how to do that is by forcing Jing-mei into being something she is not;
  • In your three analysis paragraphs, you would provide a different statement in each paragraph that supports the topic you presented in your introduction;
  • She wants her to be famous or at least to be a prodigy.

It is easier for Jing-mei to give up than pursue something that she may not necessarily hit the mark for a prodigy. Not till her mother dies. It is possible that her confidence took a sufficient knock that playing the piano became impossible to Jing-mei.

What is the good conclusion for the short story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan?

It acts as a constant reminder of her own failings. The end of the story is also interesting as Tan appears to be exploring the theme of acceptance.

The two pieces she plays at the end also act as symbolism. That Jing-mei is content in her life. She may have had a childhood she did not wish for but she also appears to have found acceptance. Jing-mei knows who she is.

Though unfortunately for her Jing-mei was on a different path. Jing-mei was always going to disappoint her mother no matter what she did as a child. She was living her life through Jing-mei. Cite Post McManus, Dermot.

  • Jing-Mei illustrates their lives;
  • She cannot get the girl she is to become someone worthy of the American dream, and, in turn, believes she does not deserve a happy ending;
  • She wants her mother to give out to her;
  • June will never become a great piano player because it is not something she enjoys;
  • I think the conclusion to the story actually fits well;
  • I looked at my reflection, blinking so I could see more clearly.

The Sitting Bee, 11 Oct.