Literary Divices Found in Two Kinds
Whittney Simon 8/28/12
Jing-mei and her mother battle with each other throughout the story. Her mother, a Chinese immigrant, wants her American born daughter to become a prodigy
The theme in this short story, "two kinds", is that family relationships can be difficult. whem jing-mei's mother strives for her to be a prodigy jing-mei feels like she isnt good enough for her mother and refuse to work hard. This leads to ming embaressing herself at the talent show and embaressing her mother. To conclude her and her mother get into a hudge fight and she brings up the babies her mother had lost. In the end they relize although they have had a difficult relationship thier family and they love each other.
The exposition(begining) of the story the mother believes that her daughter jing-mei could be a prodigy. She believes this because she thinks that in a merica thqat you could be anything you wanted to be. The rising action(the events leading up to the climax) would be all the test and piano lessons her mom puts her through. also when she decides that she isnt gonna try and is lazy so she slack off during all her piano lessons. the climax(the height of the story) is when she is preforminng at the talent show and she hits all the wrong notes and embaresses her mom. The falling action would be whenthey got into the hudge fight and jing-mei brought up the babie her mother had lost. the resolution(the end) would be when her mother dies and jing-mei starts to actually learn to play the piano.
The internal conflict would be when jing-mei was felling like she didnt wanna change so in her mind she struggled to decide if she would go along with her mothers decisions or rebel and choose not to change her self.