Literary Devices Found in Two Kinds

Isaiah Hawkins 08/27/12

Setting

The setting was in China Town.

Symbolism

The piano symbolized an chance to be successful in life. That is why the mother was so tough on the daughter, because she knows that in America you can do any thing that you put your mind to.

Plot

The mother has expectations that are too high for Jing-Mei. And she cant meet the expectations to be a prodigy. her mother pushed her too much, because Jing-Mei just wants to be a normal kid. Eventually when Jing finally told her mothr that she would no longer play the piano. That sparked a furious fight with her and her mother. Jing eventually mentioned the mothers deseased children. That's when Jing's mother gave up all hope in her daughter. They're relationship was never the same again.