In this regard, what is the main idea of two kinds?
In Two Kinds by Amy Tan we have the theme of hope, identity, rebellion, responsibility, blame, independence and acceptance. 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.
Subsequently, question is, what does Jing Mei’s mother want her to be? Jing – mei’s mother wants her to be a prodigy. She wants Jing – mei to be obedient to her and follow her wishes and dreams for her . These are the types of cultural issues that are at odds being that Jing – mei is being raised in America.
Also know, what is the summary of two kinds?
” Two Kinds ” tells of a mother and daughter expecting a great life in America. The daughter, Jing-mei, desperately wants to become a “Chinese Shirley Temple” by making her career of singing and dancing.
What does America represent to the mother in the story two kinds?
In Amy Tan’s short story , “ Two Kinds ” America represents the opportunity to be whatever you want to be. Having lost her mother , father, first husband, and twin daughters in China, the mother sees America as the place where things could get better. She could erase her past with a new future, a future filled with hope.