Literary Devices Found in Two Kinds
Leasia Berger 8/24/12
Rising Action: First, her mother cut her hair & curled it the way Shirly Temple had it in her tv show. It came out very bad, but Jing-Mei liked it. She wanted her daughter to become a tv star like Shirly, but that didnt work out very well. The next thing her mother made her do was become a pianist. Her mother saw a girl around Jing-Mei's age playing the piano like a pro. So, she took piano lessons with her deaf neighbor, but that didnt work out very well because he couldn't hear her. The talent show was a fail because she messed up the whole song. After the talent show, Jing-Mei didnt want to play piano anymore, but her mom insist that she'd do it.
Climax: Jing-Mei was so tired of her mother trying to run her life, & treat her like a slave, so she just exploded on her mother. She was like "You want me to be someone that I'm not! I'll never be the kind of child you want me to be!" & then she was like "I wish I'd never been born! I wish I were dead like them!" (Them as in the children her mother didnt have.)
Resolution: After Jing-Mei said that, her mother was devastated. She stopped forcing her daughter to do things she didnt want to do. The piano lessons stopped, and she never played the piano again. When Jing-Mei was in her thirtys, her mother decided to give her the piano for it was her trophy for at least trying.