Literary Devices Found in Two Kinds
Haven Simone Aug 28, 2012
Jing-mei mother wants her to become something like a prodigy. She trys to get he to do all these things that prodigy did when she was a little girl. Her mom pushes her because she just wants her to be good at doing something but Jing-mei doesnt try to nor want to do anything her mother puts her to.
One theme found in "Two Kinds" is that family relationships can be difficult. For example, Jing -mei embarrasses herself at the talent show and her mother accuses her of disobedience. This reveals that Jing-mei feels pressured by her mother to be something that she is not. She feels as though she lives under the constant scrutiny of her mother, which makes their relationship very difficult. As Jing-mei grows older she starts to understand these difficult times more appreciates them.