Literary Devices Found in Two Kinds
Mack MacGruer 8/24/12
Rising Action- The mom thinks that she can make her daughter into the Asian Shirley Temple. She tries everything she can to make her daughter succeed at something, but it does not work. The daughter purposly fails all of her mother efforts.
Climax- After weeks and weeks of Piano lessons, the daughter goes to a talent show. At first she does really well, but then she goes downhill from there. she was very embarassed that she could not play the piano well.
Resolution- Jing Mei's mother decides to stop pushing her daughter because she would not apply herself at anything she was forced to do.
In the first part of the story there is a scene in which the daughter sees herself in the mirror. What does she see? What thematic significance could this scene have? How does it relate to the title?
This relates to the title because there can be two main types of people in the world. Ones that succeed and never give up, and others that don't try and don't succeed.