Literary devices in "Two Kinds"

Tyler Hovde' august 24,2012


The story "Two Kinds" takes place in san francisco california.The part of san francisco the story takes place in his china town.
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The main characters in this story is ching-mei and her mother. Her mother is a chinese imagrant that has very high expectations for her daughther. The mother wants her to be someone she is not.
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the "story two kinds" is about a girl namend jing-mei and her mother wants her to become a prodigy.After a while jing-mei starts to relize that she was not ment to be a prodigy.after she relized that everything her mother tried to make her do she was not good at.the climax of the story was after the talent show.because jing-mei and her mother got in an aargument about her playing piono. And jing-mei told her she never wanted to play again and then she brought up the two children her mother lost in china.the resolution happened many years later because her mother offered her the piono. she never accepted the piono tell her mother died then she started playing it again

internal conflict

the internal conflict was jing-mei. Because her mother tried to make her a prodigy. And she did not want to be something she wasnt.
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external conflict

the external of the story was jing-mei mother. cause she tried to force her daughter to be a prodigy. and her mother tried and tried to make her become a prodigy when her daughter did not want to be one.
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the theme of the is about family realtionship. An example is how jing mei did the talent show and embarresed herself.And how her mother is pressuring her to do stuff she does not want to do. she feels like she is always failing her mother.
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the item that represents the story is the piano. Because her mother forced her to play it. And the jing- mie embarresed herself at the talent show cause she never actually learned to play it. Then that caused a big fight with jing-mei and her mother.
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8.In the first part of the story there is a scene in which the daughter sees herself in the mirror. What does she see? What thematic significance could this scene have? How does it relate to the title?

At the bigging of the story the when she looks in the mirror she sees her inner prodigy. And this affects her by making her think she could actually become a prodigy.and it relates because it makes it seem like their are always two kinds
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9.Two strong-willed characters are pitted against each other in this story. What went wrong in the relationship between mother and daughter?

The whole story the mother wanted to make her daughter something that she wanted. And jing-mei never was good at anything her mother made her do. And after a while she started to relize it.So eventually she started to revolet.and then her and her mother got in a giant fight.
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10.Read carefully the parts dealing with the mother’s earlier life in China. How have her earlier experiences shaped her ambitions for her daughter?

The mother orgingally came from china with nothing.She belived that in america you can do anything.So she belived that when she had her daughter she would become a prodigy.
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