Literary Devices Found In Two Kinds
Kimberly Reid August 24, 2012
Rising Action: Amy's mother makes many attempts to make her daughter a prodigy such as getting her a perm to attempt a Chinese version of Shirley Temple, a Peter Pan haircut and making her start piano lessons.
Climax: The day of her Amy's first recital comes and she is very nervous. Unlike her mother who was very proud and excited to hear Amy play like the prodigy she though she was. Amy starts to play her peice and she realizes how terribly she was playing, but for some odd reason she couldnt stop playing once she had started.
Resolution: We go into the future where Amy's mother has recently passed. She is offered the piano, and she feels like it is a trophy given back to her. She gets the piano tuned and regrets that she never got to play for her mother before she passed away.
Internal and External Conflict
This mother and daughter relationship was a very difficult one. The only real communication that they really have is when Amy's mother is telling Amy what to do and how to be the best in what she does. Looking through the story I could tell that Amy was getting tired of her mother always talking down to her and telling her what she should be like. After a while Amy finally rebels because she can no longer take the embarrassment she and her mother has been putting on her.
Looking at how Amy's mother life has been, I'm sure all she wants to do for her daughter is to make sure that if anything happens to her like what happened to her mother, she will always be okay and have something to fall back on.