Literary Devices Found in Two Kinds

Evan Taranto Period: 6

Setting

The setting of "Two Kinds" is in San Francisco, California China Town which hold a major population of Chinese people.
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Characters

Ni-Kan's mother, a Chinese immigrant, wants here daughter to become a prodigy in America and to her America is the land of opportunity.
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Plot

Exposition - Ni-Kans mother expectes her to become a prodigy in the land of opportunity. Rising Action - After many failed attempts to become famous Ni-Kan fells as if she doesn't meet the expectation of her mother so she trys the piano. Climax - Ni-Kan and her mother begin the argue about the failure of the talent show and say how she wishes she was never born. Falling Action - Ni-Kan and her mother try to forget about the instead and never talk about it and try to get passed it. Resolution - After her mother dies she finally knows whar her mother ment and how she just wanted her prosper in life.
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Internal conflict

Ni-Kan has a hard time becomeing what her mother is pushing on her with all the talents.
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External conflict

Her mother was trying make Ni-Kan try out all these talents that she was not capable of doing and in result she failed and she had felt bad for the meeting her mothers expectations
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Theme

The theme of this story is that every conflict has two storys on each side and each side has a resentment and anger and also a resalution.
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Symbolism

-Sherly Temple symbolized how all mothers wanted to look at their children as fame at a young age and living the American dream.

-The piano symbolized how the mothers hopes and dreams were in Ni-Kan becoming a prodigy

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Mirror Scene

Ni-Kan looks in the mirror and see herself doing what she wants to do and thinking how she can do it, but her mother trys to make Ni-Kan into what her mother wants Ni-Kan to be and this relates to the title "two kinds" and how it shows two sides of this story.
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Mother Daughter Relationship

To me their relationship in the story wasn't very good. The relationship was missing communication between the two Ni-Kan didn't want to do what the mother was pushing towards and when she does fail at the piano she fells as if she failed her mothers expectations which isn't good they should of talked something out that would of fit both of their needs like something Ni-Kan wanted to be.
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Mothers Early Life

While living in China there wasn't much opportunity for Ni-Kans mother to become what she wanted to be so moving to America which she called the land of opportunity she wanted to give her daughter what she never had to chance to do and she wants Ni-Kan to prosper in life
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